THANK YOU!!! (or, The Waiting Game)
You guys are absolutely amazing. The Multiplex: Book 1 Club of Awesome Kickstarter Project has officially passed $7500, so it has officially made its goal! Thank you so much!
So I know what you're thinking: What happens next?! First — we wait. I can not end the project before December 11th, so there's still time for people to cancel (booooo), become a new backer (yaaaaay), or even increase their pledge (YAAAAAY) — and then I need to wait approximately two weeks before all the payments get processed and turned over to me.
This is just as well, because — as I've said before — I won't have any more time than usual to put towards the Multiplex print book until February and March, when I will be taking two months off from my regular day job to finish up all the bonus material, get the T-shirts made, sketches drawn, etc.
Why do I still want more backers? As a professional freelancer, I have to pay quarterly estimate payments on my taxes, so I'm stuck paying income tax on the Kickstarter pledges in January — obviously long, long before I will actually see any book sales. With this $7500, after Amazon Payments' credit card fees and income taxes, I'll be almost immediately out $2100.
See the graphic below for a run-down of (most of?) the costs associated with printing the books and the Kickstarter project. Obviously, I'll be getting a healthy profit off of each book sold — but that won't be until after I've had to absorb all of these costs. And the graphic doesn't include any of my living expenses for the two months I'll be working on the book (which, of course, the project was meant to cover at least partly).
I do have money saved up to cover any costs that the Kickstarter Project does not cover, so as long as half of you don't cancel your pledges (boo), the book will definitely happen now. But if the Kickstarter Project can cover more of these expenses, obviously I'll be better off, and the book will be better off!
So keep those pledges coming, but thank you so incredibly much to everyone who has backed the project so far. You're the greatest.
pledged of $7,500 goal
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Sep 13, 2009 - Dec 12, 2009
Pledge $5 or more
All $5 pledgers and up will get their name on a special thank-you page of the Multiplex print book — and, you'll get free copies of all five Multiplex eBooks as they are released.
Pledge $30 or more
A thank you in the eBook, the five Chapter eBooks, plus a signed copy of the Multiplex: Book 1 print collection when the book is released, with free delivery anywhere in the US or Canada!
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above, plus a limited-edition Multiplex T-shirt, with free delivery anywhere in the US or Canada!
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, plus a hand-drawn sketch of any Multiplex character you want!
Pledge $200 or more
9 backers Limited (1 of 10 left)
All of the above, plus a cameo appearance by YOU (or someone you know and love) as an "extra" in the exclusive prequel story in the Multiplex print book. Since I can't guarantee that you'll be seen very large in the printed book, I'll toss in JPGs of yourself as you appear in the book to use as your online avatar at Facebook, Twitter, or wherever.
Pledge $300 or more
5 backers All gone!
All of the above, plus absolutely unique, all-new hand-drawn one-page comic strip (Multiplex or otherwise) about any subject you want. Yes, you keep the original artwork!