End of Week Three: The finish line is in sight.
Three weeks in, and we're only $6,000 away from our target. That's more than three quarters of the way there, with only two weeks to go!
Thank you for the love and excitement that you've all shown. It's been so great to talk to people on the phone who've just, y'know, wanted to kick thousands of dollars at us because they want to help build our digital future. Nothing makes us happier than that level of belief in what we're doing.
As we're inching ever closer, any poking and prodding of your loved ones you can do for their support would be infinitely appreciated. There are plenty of great rewards remaining, and we're getting pretty excited about making those yarmulkes.
As ever, the Dumbo Feather brains trust has been doing a strategic analysis of the future of publishing. They've submitted another report on the potential of tablet magazines to solve age-old problems. See below.
Why an app? We've got a third reason:
pledged of $25,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 6, 2012 - Jul 11, 2012 (35 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Get the first digital issue of Dumbo Feather sent straight to your device, and see your name in print on our thanks and credits page. (And we'll also send you an e-card on your birthday, because you are the sweetest.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Get a one-year digital subscription to Dumbo Feather, as well as the treats above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $60 or more
Get a one-year print subscription to Dumbo Feather - we'll send you digital subscription (and all of the above), but you don't want to take your iPad in the bath with you, do you?Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $88 or more
6 backers Limited (82 of 88 left)
Xie Xie. Get all of the above, and we will send your quarterly copy of Dumbo Feather in a very beautiful and lucky red envelope.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Get all of the above plus a personalised, sustainable, laser-cut, bamboo Dumbo Feather notebook, made especially for you by our friends at Beehive.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $180 or more
4 backers Limited (96 of 100 left)
L'chaim! Get all of the above, and as a special thanks, we will throw in a custom-sewn Dumbo Feather yarmulke.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
8 backers Limited (142 of 150 left)
Get all of the above, plus a limited-edition Dumbo Feather t-shirt and a jar of honey straight from our rooftop bees at the office (subject to shipping and quarantine regulations if you live in certain nooks of the world). AND we will call you on your birthday and sing you Happy Birthday or a song of your choice.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Get all of the above, and a beautiful Dumbo Feather sculpture for your birthday, made by a local artist from copies of old issues (how good are birthdays?). You are also invited to the launch party for our digital edition, to be held in Melbourne, Australia - and if you can't make it, we'll Skype you in.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
All of the above and a complete set of every DF issue printed to date. That's ebay gold right there.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Are you a company? We're looking for a small group of amazing businesses to come aboard as launch partners. Support us at a corporate level and we'll give you a sponsored page in the very first digital edition. Are you a person? Get in touch - we'll talk...Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
All of the above plus a full-length Dumbo Feather interview, including professional photos, with you or a person of your choice, to be included in your own customised issue of Dumbo Feather. Pick four other interviews from our archives, and we'll bind them up for you, and throw in a personalised editor's note. You will receive ten physical copies of your very own Dumbo.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
This is the big one. Come aboard the editorial team for an edition, and guest edit the digital mag. Choose profiles, commission photos, interview extraordinary people and keep a bottle of gin in your desk drawer. Stick a card that says 'press' in your fedora! What are you waiting for...?Estimated delivery: Oct 2012