1. Perks, perks, perks! As support continues to grow, I'll be adding more and more bonus material for book buyers- beautiful things and fun extras that will only exist because the campaign was such a success. (and you won't pay any extra for them.)
2. You are casting a public vote for fun fantasy art, pro-science literature, and high quality books. That's no small statement nowadays. Let's show the world that a project like this can succeed.
3. The hope isn't just to fund this project. It's to encourage other artists to pursue their dreams and help them to succeed on Kickstarter. The more successful this campaign is, the more it serves as a symbol of hope for other aspiring artists. The main thing that gave me the confidence to proceed with A Natural History of the Fantastic was seeing other artists exceed ambitious goals. If I hadn't seen those numbers, it might never have happened.
4. Everybody loves an underdog story, and this is gonna be a good one. It will be fun to tell your friends about backing a tiny campaign and helping it bloom into an overwhelming success. If your friends or family happen to be artists, your story will also be more inspiring. And make no mistake about it, this is YOUR story. Kickstarter isn't about individual creators, it's about community. This book exists because you chose to bring it to life.