Update Number One!
There was an EVEN LESS FORMAL update this morning you can watch here;
Meanwhile here's the first update.
Today, Day One, was pretty incredible! We met our funding goal in like 34 minutes? Met all our goals in 4 hours? And now stand at over $600k!
That's because of YOU! Your support, your interest, your getting the word out. Thank you. I'm going to spend the next several months busting my ass so I don't let you down.
- We unlocked everything! We have no plans to add more stretch goals because we want to make sure we deliver on everything.
- We're working to make the pledge levels clearer, standby.
- The SUPER STREAM SUPPORTER level is just the STREAM SUPPORTER Level + Limited Edition book. It does not include a dragon. The text is meant to refer to "everything in the level above this one; the STREAM SUPPORTER level." We apologize for any confusion, we're new at this.
- Shipping covers all fulfillment, we went with a reputable partner we trust and who will make sure shipping is smooth and folks will get their stuff in a timely organized manner...as opposed to us who have no warehouse and have never shipped thousands of books before and will screw it up. :D
You're going to read a lot of press about how quickly we funded, about how much money we raised! Obviously we did do that, but because we were asking folks to pick their shipping option when they pledge, those totals include all the shipping! Which most kickstarters don't. Most kickstarters want you to come back at the end of the campaign and fill out a form with your address and shipping choices, but I really felt strongly that if you knew what you wanted now, and saw that pledge level, you could just pledge now and never come back to the site and some number of months later your book would arrive. :D
But that means Kickstarter is tracking your shipping costs as well as your pledge, so the actual "total pledged" based on the backer levels is much less. Much less crazy!
Stay tuned for more updates folks!