Something incredible happened Wednesday. Something that can’t go without acknowledgement and thanks.
First thing in the morning, we launched our Kickstarter project. We had a goal that we thought was reasonable given the expenses that come along with launching an ebook project. We laid out specific amounts for each of our goals and settled on a number we thought we had a good chance at hitting, given the campaign runs for 30 days. Then… it started happening. The support started pouring in and people started sharing the project like crazy. We just mentioned the campaign runs for 30 days, right? Well, it took all of about 18 hours to reach and surpass our funding goal. And for that, we can’t possibly be any more grateful. It was truly a great day for the two of us. It reaffirmed the reasons why we started this site a few years ago and why we’re embarking on this new project. The actions of our friends, loved ones and complete strangers over the past few days has helped show what this is all about. We live in a good world, surrounded by extremely good people.
So, we hit the initial goal… what’s next? Well, simply put -- the project doesn’t close. The extreme generosity, support and encouragement we’ve received has caused us to reposition and rethink our initial goals and start brainstorming new ways to spread the good (believe us, the texts were flying back and forth between the two of us). So, we humbly ask that you continue to share this project.
When we started work on this project, we dreamed of supplementing the digital ebook version with a beautiful (officially published) print version, but once we glanced at print & publishing costs that wasn't an option at the time. Who knows? If this project continues to fly, we may be able to meet that goal/dream. We're very aware that not everyone has an iPad, so we don't want to forget about those people when sending out some good. Every additional dollar raised beyond the initial goal is going to help us extend on delivery of our ultimate goal — getting the “good” out to as many people as possible.
But most importantly, this update is about our thanks and appreciation to you. From the bottom of our hearts – thank you.
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READER'S REWARD - You'll receive a copy of the book at launch (download + pdf copy)... plus we’ll throw in the high five -- just so we can say we high fived such a cool individual.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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BETTA RECOGNIZE - All of the above rewards plus thank you name recognition in the book AND on thisgoodworld.com (we love thanking people, so this one will be a splash!).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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SURPRISE SURPRISE - All rewards listed above plus a very special TGW surprise gift bag (packaged in a recycled brown lunch bag, of course).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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GET THAT DOWN ON PAPER - All items listed above plus a special limited edition print version of This Good World.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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TGW? PUT A BIRD ON IT! - All of the above rewards plus we’ll rent out a hot air balloon and take you up for a bird’s eye view of This Good World - the actual one!! Plus, you’ll get our undying love and appreciation -- which actually comes with all level pledges, so it may not be that big of a deal. (Must be in or able to get to Western or Central New York State to claim this reward).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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ABOVE & BEYONDER! - Holy smokes! That's a thick wallet! With this pledge level, you’ll be helping publish a full(er)-run print edition of TGW! You get all TGW rewards listed above PLUS we’ll travel to you to spend the day doing good things together - email us to toss around some ideas... we’ve already got some good ones! (must be in the continental US to claim this reward).Estimated delivery: Oct 2012