Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 5, 2012.

Update #4

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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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      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.

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      Creator Stuckey 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.

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      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.

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