Funding ends tonight @ 11pm
So, this will probably be the last update before funding closes tonight at 11pm.
Just wanted to extend - once more - a big THANK YOU to everyone who has backed this project.
If you have pledged to receive a copy of the book, either in digital or with the added paperback option - then I am confident we will deliver an enjoyable read that will get you fully set and in the mood for doing some planetary exploration of your own once Elite: Dangerous is released.
For those who have pledged to the authors forum, to illustrate or to write a story for the book - an exciting and busy year lies ahead. I look forward to sharing the creative process with everyone and producing a great piece of work!
There is still time to reserve your copy. A £6 pledge gets you a digital copy of the book when the game is released, or for £12 you can secure an early copy as soon as the final draft is complete and files are created. Although I dearly hope we can make our book available to a wider audience through Amazon and/or the Kindle(or other ebook) stores out there - these levels are still exceptional value. In both cases you're highly likely to get the book earlier by pledging to the Kickstarter, and its probable that you'll make a saving on it too.
You can get a real paperback edition. To get a printed copy of the book; just 'manage my pledge' and add the relevant cost to your pledge without changing your reward. The price is set at what I believe the production cost is likely to be + shipping, so if you get in on the Kickstarter, there should be some savings to be made. The full details are on our Kickstarter page or in this update.
Final call for illustrators! How are your drawing skills? I know that I have none, but I also know that if I want to learn any skill - I find its always better to have something to aim for - so if you want a challenge and a reason to get develop your skills (ie, having your artwork in this book) then please pledge at the £45 illustrator level right this second!
Want to get involved in the creative process or just keep an eye on what we're doing over the next year? There are still tier rewards for access to our authors forum at £35, where all kinds of discussions (and not all on topic, I daresay) will take place.
Lastly, there are still tier rewards available for the inside cover credit, if you know someone who would appreciate a prominent dedication in this book - this is the absolute best way of doing it. You can submit your own name if you like - we won't judge you!
That's it then. Thank you again for supporting Elite: Dangerous (which almost has enough funding for the 10 extra ships at launch, yay!) and our Anthology Kickstarter which will enrich the universe with some great fiction. Here's to a busy 2013!
My name is Chris, It has been my pleasure to have been your Anthology Kickstarter pilot for the last month or so, and if you'd like to get in touch. you can find me on the frontier forums as Kipper, or I mostly tweet extremely mundane things as @KipperUK.
Stand by for docking, commanders!
NB. There will still be updates here as our project progresses, just not every day :-)