Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 11, 2012.

Update #22

Reward Shipping Progress

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Hi Kickstarter Backers!

Most of the reward packages are in the mail and on the way to you! Many have already arrived! All rewards are being sent Airmail / Priority. I am doing my best to get everything out so it arrives by Christmas – tough during the holiday shipping rush. I have dedicated many more 10 to 12 hour working days, made over a dozen trips to the post office (in the snow; waiting in long lines), and doubled my postage and shipping budget.

So far, everyone who has seen the cookbook has been super impressed. Positive feedback is flooding in from excited followers, fans, family, and friends all over the world! The first store in Berlin to carry The Lotus and the Artichoke cookbook sold out in only 2 days, and other local stores quickly got the book on their shelves. I've shared the book with other cookbook authors and bloggers: The resulting enthusiasm has been fantastic and extremely promising.

You and me & The Post Office:

99% packed & already shipped... or ships tomorrow:

  • $20 - Tote Bag
  • $25 - Cookbook
  • $30 - Cookbook (signed)

100% packed & already shipped:

  • $40 - Book & Tote Bag
  • $60 - Book & T-Shirt
  • $75 - Book, T-Shirt, Tote Bag

70+% packed & already shipped... or ships in the next 2 days:

  • $80 - Book & Blockprint
  • $108 - Book, Blockprint, T-Shirt, Tote Bag
  • $125 - Book, Blockprint (exclusive artist's proof), T-Shirt, Tote Bag

Do you or friends want more copies of the cookbook?

The Lotus and the Artichoke - Order my Vegan Cookbook

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Orders will help with my increased expenses:

Most notably the $12k+ printing and nearly $2k in international shipping! The decision to print 1000 (not 500) copies in full, delicious color with the added recipes and expansions was an expensive but easy decision. The shipping is another story, but I am committed to fulfilling my promises to you, dear backers!

The great weight surprise & other twists:

When the book returned from the printer I was thrilled by the beautiful results – and surprised the book's final weight exceeded original estimates. The expertly-crafted book looks and feels even better than I'd imagined, with a sturdy softbound cover, strong binding, and robust, lightly textured, natural paper pages. Unfortunately, because it weighs just over 500g, it costs 2x as much to mail. Oops. That's a lot when you're mailing hundreds (or thousands!) of books!

I invested the entire 220% Kickstarter project funding to publish and promote an incredible book, get awesome t-shirts and tote bags, plus 4 different artsy stickers -- and to ensure rewards are shipped reliably and efficiently. Stay tuned for updates on how this affects financing the German edition, still planned for March 2013.

If you pledged for more than one book: (e.g. Twin Pack rewards) most of you will get two packages, instead of one. This has to do with the German postal system's illogical pricing scheme and preference for smaller, lighter packages which arrive faster, safer, and more affordable.

I am doing everything possible to ship remaining rewards by Tuesday, December 18th. The majority of these are ready to bring to the post office tomorrow. Properly printing and safely packing the blockprints proved trickier than I expected with a crazy busy to-do list at The Lotus and the Artichoke Headquarters (AKA my studio) – my apologies to affected backers with blockprint rewards. We will see if the postal elves make up for my minor delays and overly perfectionist ways.

*The e-book release has been pushed to December 23. It may be ready sooner, pending final improvements and testing on different devices. I will keep you informed. And get ready, because it's going to blow you away. Just like the printed cookbook.

As always, thank you for your overwhelming, incredible support.

Love & Lots of Customs Declaration Forms,

Justin

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      Creator Justin P. Moore on December 28, 2012

      Thanks everyone for your super kind comments! I'm positively overwhelmed by the feedback!

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      Creator Jets Like Taxis on December 17, 2012

      Yessssssssssss.

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      Creator Kimberly Alderman on December 16, 2012

      You're awesome!

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      Creator Michael Olivier on December 16, 2012

      I am SO excited to get this!! Thank you so much and I think it is SOOOO cool that you invested the extra money back into the product. I wish you the greatest success with this creation!

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      Creator Gunnar on December 16, 2012

      It's really great!
      If you need some help with the german edition ... I'm not far away!

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      Creator Maya Sellon on December 16, 2012

      The book arrived yesterday and looks amazing!! I showed my husband and we can't wait to try out some of the recipes. I love the photos next to each recipe - it's how I pick what I feel like eating next. :) Hooray!

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      Creator Lisa G. on December 16, 2012

      I can hardly wait to get my copy!!!!!!

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      Creator Anthony Lee on December 16, 2012

      Thank you for all your hard work and congrats on the success so far! Can't wait to get my cookbook :)

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