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Publishing a book on our irrational approach to safety in human spaceflight.
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Rand Simberg

200 backers pledged $5,341 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm over 25% over my goal, but I was hoping for a lot more than that.  I'm not sure what this will mean in terms of publicizing, specifically the symposium/presser in DC in February, and distributing books to policy makers.  I won't be able to support it at the current level, though everyone who contributed and requested one will obviously get a book.  I'm open to comments as to how to do another Kickstarter for specifically that (e.g., what would the rewards be -- more books?). 

I guess the next question is (absent a massive flood of last-minute donations) -- can I do a press conference or symposium as "performance art" and sell it to Kickstarter on that basis?  They rejected my original proposal for this project because I mixed the book publication with the publicity -- not clear whether or not they'll accept a project just for publicizing, because they like to emphasize "creative" projects.

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    1. Creator Rand Simberg on December 19, 2012

      I asked for what I thought I could get, but hoped I'd get more. If I'd set a higher goal, and not achieved it, I'd end up with nothing, and two weeks wasted.

    2. Creator Z. Rosser McIntosh on December 19, 2012

      If you were hoping for a lot more than that, mightn't you have asked for a lot more than that? Traditionally, when one receives the funding one sought, it is a time of rejoicing. Not trying to be smart, just speaking from my own experience.

    3. Creator MegaZone on December 5, 2012

      You might also look at IndieGoGo, they have less restrictive rules on how you structure a fundraiser. I tend to prefer Kickstarter, but I've backed some IGG projects as well. For example they don't have to be all-or-nothing, you can set a goal but keep pledges if the goal isn't met.