Stretch Goal Unlocked!
First and foremost, thanks again for all the support! To see you rally behind this crazy adventure has left us speechless.
Stretch Goal Unlocked!
To celebrate the wild success of the campaign's launch, we would like to offer our first "Stretch Goal Reward"! All pledges $15 and over will receive download access to a selection of our time lapse DVDs. Our goal with the videos was to show our process from the blank page to a finished piece (all the hair pulling was done off camera). We'll be working out the specifics over the next several weeks but they should be playable on the iPad and other mobile devices! That's a whole fistfull of monsters for your viewing pleasure.
First off, we want to acknowledge that the cost of shipping internationally is expensive. We also wanted to share some specifics to help explain the costs. We worked with multiple carriers for over 3 weeks in search of the best solution to shipping these books around the world. Most importantly, we want the book to arrive safe and provide the best experience out there for all you supporters.
The unfortunate challenge is how weight is handled across the carriers. In general, weight is rounded UP. If a package hits 3.1, it's treated as 4 pounds. At that point the prices begin to rise dramatically. The book alone is in the 3.5 pound range before packing and potential prints and slip cases. Once the 5 pound bracket is hit, the prices rise again. We are also manufacturing a custom bumper box which is designed specifically for the book and provides protection yet adds some additional size to the package.
Aside from weight, each carrier applies surcharges to account for tax, duty and fuel. These vary daily and add more to the final cost. Considering we'll be shipping during the holidays, the rates go even higher.
Believe it or not, depending on the final destination, the costs we've listed do not cover all of the delivery charges. It was shocking to us too. But we'll promise two things throughout this campaign:
1. We're going to make the best book we can.
2. We will continue to look over the shipping and provide any savings available. We can't promise the rates will change, but we'll keep everyone posted if they do.
We greatly appreciate your involvement and feel free to ask us any questions you have on your mind. We'll do our best to respond as soon as we can. Thanks again everybody, we're extremely excited to see how great this project can become.