Hardcover part 2a
This is really a clarification to clear up some unintended confusion. At the stretch goal of $81,000, the entire print run of the book goes to hardcover, even the remarked and alternate cover editions. All books shipped will be hardcover. There won't be a softcover anymore. (We unfortunately can't offer a choice of softcover. That would be a separate print run, and the costs are prohibitive.)
This is an upgrade for the support and success of the KS campaign. No one is required to up their pledges for the hardcover. However, any backers - existing or new - who would like to up their pledges to help us get to the new goal faster, it would allow us to set our aim higher and make the book even better. If just half the current backers raised their pledge even $5, it would get us almost all the way there. But as long as we reach the new goal, no one has to add anything to their pledge to receive the book in hardcover.
Hope that clears it up, and thanks for everything.
And now, another classic--