We've hit 90%! We are almost there!
So, if you've ever watched "The Price is Right" you'll know why I have this song running through my head all the time right now:
Of course, on "The Price is Right" the whole point is to NOT get the little lederhosened jerk up to the top of the mountain, whereas with my Kickstarter it's just the opposite, so there is no small amount of cognitive dissonance associated with that jaunty little yodeling tune.
But the jaunty little yodeling tune that haunts my waking hours is not what I've come to talk about tonight! What I've come to talk about tonight is how FANTASTIC you all are! Because, thanks to each and every one of you, WE HAVE HIT 90% OF THE FUNDING GOAL! And we still have 4 days left! Which significantly reduces the likelihood that I will be sitting in front of my computer at 11 p.m. on Sunday night screaming "Fund! Fund, damn you!" in a maniac frenzy.
Sticker & magnets, oh my!
As you may or may not have noticed, I added some new enticements on Monday—a couple of magnets and a sticker. Y'all were really split as to which you preferred, so I figured, what the heck, I'll do both. All backers above $65 get these new swaggy-bits thrown into your packages gratis! Bam! You got SWAGPLODED!
Backers who are currently below the $65 level have the option to add the new swag-bits in if you so choose. You can boost to the $65 level and get everything, or just add them by onesies. Check the homepage for details, it's all there. And let me know if you have questions!
And, to sweeten the pot even further ...
If we get to 100%, I am going to add a special additional reward for backers at ALL levels. I will write a new ebook novella featuring Dreadnought & Emily as the main characters. This novella (which I will make available for download in DRM-free PDF, MOBI & EBOOK format) will be set sometime between the end of THE HIDDEN GODDESS and THE WARLOCK'S CURSE. If you've read the sample chapters, you know that a LOT has happened in the intervening 30+ years, and there are plenty of interesting stories to be told. And I've already got a couple in the works. So let's do this thing!
90% Pup-Date is on its way ...
It's too late tonight to wake up the pups, but tomorrow I will fill the Pup-O-Meter with puppy cuteness. And it will have ALL 9 PUPS IN IT! Just imagine! Today, my sweet and long-suffering husband finished building a puppy corral on our back porch, so I think we'll get some great shots, as long as I can keep the little blighters from pooping all over me. I swear, they're like little pooping machines now. Sorry, probably too much information.
Anyway, in the absence of puppies I've put together this little video update, featuring me, my messy office, and the sexy librarian look:
And that's it for tonight! We are almost there, dear peoples! Thank you ALL for the support, for the increased pledges, for the kind messages, for everything. You're the wind beneath my wings, the cream in my coffee, and the absence of bones in my soup.
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Apr 13, 2012 - May 14, 2012
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My undying gratitude for your support, as well as access to exclusive backer content (including first-look excerpts, secret backstory, historical essays & other goodies.)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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The above reward—plus exclusive online access to a new short story I will write in the Veneficas Americana universe. Which characters will I write about? Why, I will put it to a backer vote!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Both above rewards—plus a DRM-free eBook bundle (including epub, Mobi, Kindle & PDF versions) of THE WARLOCK'S CURSE.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All three above rewards—plus a lovely and durable trade paperback copy of THE WARLOCK'S CURSE (Please add $10 if international.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards—plus your name in the acknowledgements as a Cultor-Level Sponsor.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards—plus a beautiful cloisonné Tesla Industries Identification Pin designed by artist Lee Moyer (Please add $10 if international.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards—plus, a promotion! Your name will appear in the acknowledgements as a Praedictator-Level Sponsor.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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SUPER SWAG PACK! All above rewards—plus: * A large-size (approx 5 x 7) die cut STICKER of the Anarchist Grimoire cat * A large-size (approx 5 x 7) die cut MAGNET of the Anarchist Grimoire cat * A square MAGNET featuring the Tesla Industries Digital Art * And finally, you scale the golden ladder of success one additional rung! Your name will appear in the acknowledgements as a Magister-Level Sponsor. (Please add $10 if international.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards—plus a personal letter of thanks from author M.K. Hobson, handwritten in fountain pen, on custom-designed Stanton Institute letterhead. (Please add $10 if international.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards—plus a limited first-edition printing cover flat, suitable for framing or whatnot. Numbered & signed by author M.K. Hobson and award-winning cover artist Lee Moyer. First printing run is guaranteed not to exceed 75 total. (Please add $10 if international.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The first 9 rewards—plus a limited first-edition hardcover, numbered & signed by author M.K. Hobson and award-winning cover artist Lee Moyer. Run of the first edition hardcover is guaranteed not to exceed 150 copies. (Please add $10 if international.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards—plus a VIP invite to the book launch party, where you will be extravagantly plied with goodies, including a special gift box containing all the rewards listed above as well as some cunning little extras of my personal choosing. Plus, a promotion to the heights of credomantic distinction, with your name appearing in the acknowledgements as a Sophos Level Sponsor!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards—plus my own personal working map of 1910 Detroit. This is a color copy of an historical map, mounted on corkboard and professionally framed. Glass-headed map pins, flagged with hand-written place names, show the locations of all the book's Detroit settings—including real ones (like Greektown, the Michigan Central Railway Depot, and the Ford Building) as well ones I made up, such as the fabled Tesla Industries or the demonic Hotel Acheron. Created, signed, and dated by author M.K. Hobson.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012