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This project was successfully funded on February 21, 2012.
Get Your Color On!
We are juuuuust shy of the $500k mark, which means I better make an update fast so that I have something left to talk about tomorrow. You guys surpassed the other two goals over the weekend, so I'm happy to announce that The Order of the Stick Coloring Book is happening! Check out the cover:
Here's how it's going to work: Every pledge that has a book or an art print will get a coloring book for free. There will also (very shortly) be some new pledge options that will let you get two coloring books without the art print, or "swag packs" of two (or five!) of every physical freebie that we're offering (stickers, notepad, coloring book, and magnet). Plus, you can add a second coloring book to any reward package with a book by simply increasing your pledge by $5! You don't need to message me telling me that you're doing it (in fact, please DON'T message me telling me that; my inbox couldn't handle it). Just increase your pledge now, and when we send the survey out asking for shipping addresses, there'll be a place to check off that you added an extra coloring book. In order to make sure we have enough, though, please do not add more than one additional coloring book (so, two total) in this manner.
Now, you'll see that there's a new orange line on the chart. Remember way back when we were trying to get enough to reprint the actual books, and I said that the second line for each book represented a "full-size" print run? Well, this pledge drive has been so incredibly successful that we've been forced to go back and reevaluate how many books we'll need to print in order to stay in stock. What was a full-size print run will now see more than half of its number being sent out as rewards, so I've had to increase the print runs from "full-size" to "super-size!" The orange line, therefore, represents the amount needed to increase the print runs of all six books to be reprinted by 2000 copies each—enough to cover a lot of the orders here while still leaving plenty left to stay in stock after the pledge drive is over. But it's not just a goal, it's also a reward, because if we reach that line, some rewards will get super-sized as well! Every pledge that goes over the $125 mark (including any shipping surcharge) will get TWO sheets of stickers and TWO notepads, while every pledge that goes over the $250 mark (again, including shipping surcharge) will get TWO coloring books for no additional charge (and can still add a third one for $5).
Keep in mind, too, that if the drive keeps going at this rate without slowing down, I may at some point need to add a "ultra-mega-super-size" line to increase the print runs yet again! With that out of the way, here's the chart:
See you all sometime tomorrow, and hope you enjoyed today's comic.