THANK YOU and #stretchgoal!
Dear Milkweed Books Kickstarter backers,
We surpassed our goal this morning with eight days to go before the end of our campaign. Wow. Our team has been cheering, high-fiving, laughing, and even shedding a few tears of joy ever since.
You have overwhelmed us with your support. Our dream of opening a bookstore stocked with the most exciting literature from a wide range of authors and publishers is coming true. Raising $25,000 from 300 supporters seemed beyond what was possible when we launched this project. It is incredible what a community of people can accomplish together.
Serving our community is at the very heart of our mission and this new bookstore. We're thrilled to have reached our first Kickstarter goal, and with eight days left in our project, we want to pursue a second dream, specifically focused on how this store will help to grow community support for emerging writers. . .
STRETCH GOAL: EMERGING WRITERS BOOKCASE
Our stretch goal is to increase the number of backers to 500 in the next eight days. We will use the additional funds to dedicate one entire bookcase in the store to featuring ONLY titles by emerging writers (a debut or second book). Emerging writers often have a hard time breaking through in a marketplace that favors best sellers and proven authors. Every gift—every single dollar—will help us achieve this stretch goal. And reaching this stretch goal will help countless emerging writers!
If 500 people support our project, in addition to launching the Emerging Writers Bookcase, all backers will have the opportunity to receive exclusive email updates from us about the latest emerging writers featured at Milkweed Books.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for helping us reach our first goal. Please continue to share our project as we strive to reach our stretch goal of 500 backers (here's a link you can use: http://tinyurl.com/jgp7e3n)! In the last eight days, help us continue to raise funds to make this store an even more meaningful space for our community.
The Milkweed Team
P.S. On social media? Copy and paste this sample tweet:
Join me in backing the brand new indie bookstore by @Milkweed_Books! #KickstartMilkweedBooks #stretchgoal http://tinyurl.com/jgp7e3n