Fully funded in just over 24 hours!!
First, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This project not only means a lot to me, but clearly the science online community deemed it a worthy addition. I am very stoked to start on this and roll it out soon.
Second, I am challenging the community to help me raise $10,000 for this project! I know, it seems a very high for a book project, but let me explain. I originally asked for $3500 to fund me for about a month full time to work on it and do a small print run for promotional purposes and get it into areas where students don't have fancy gadgets like Kindles and iPads. Now that we have raised $4600, I'm now seeking out partnerships with outreach organizations to get copies of the book deposited in school libraries in urban areas, but also Native American reservations, historically black universities and rural communities.
The stories that will appear in I AM SCIENCE are inspirational and uplifting. You have shown me and the world that anyone can be a scientist and have a life at it, even if it isn't in academia, even if you don't ace every test, even if you married and had children young and are now returning to school, even if you survived abuse, poverty and adversity agt every corner. The wide variety of stories provides material for a wide variety of people to relate to, so they know they are not alone.
So, every dollar we can raise will get more books into more hands. But additionally, I would like to provide a modest stipend to to people who will help to make this book really great, artists will illustrate inspirational tweets from the #IamScience hashtag and provide cover art. Obviously I don't need to tell the KickStarter crowd this, but I feel talent should be paid for! And while I or anyone else won't get rich off this, it takes time to do a great job and time spent on one project is time taken away from potentially projects for some people. Hence, I would love to make it worthwhile for artists to make I AM SCIENCE a stunningly brilliant piece of work beyond the stories inside.
Once again. Thanks SO MUCH for your support and we still have 20 days to make this spectacular.
All the best, Kevin
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