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ResconBy Rescon
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ResconBy Rescon
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£325
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 30 2014 12:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

‘Things We Never Talk About’ is a book written about all the things you never want to talk about, from boils, anal prolapse and incontinence to masturbation, smelly genitals and sexually transmitted infections.

Have you ever wanted to know why some women grow facial hair, the average amount someone passes wind each day, why libido is different in all of us, or the prevalence of sexual activity in older people? In the Things We Never Talk About, no stone is left unturned.  

Dr Tom Dawson, a medical practitioner with over 20 years of practical experience and a Doctoral degree in Physiology from the University of Oxford, leads Rescon's team of researchers who have spent months researching the most accurate and up to date information on Things We Never Talk About.  This book is a must have reference full of interesting information that is otherwise difficult to access.

Things We Never Talk About uncovers over 60 topics including:

Things We Never Talk About aims to educate on topics which are rarely discussed, yet can affect us at any point in our lives. It also gives an insight into the topics, which are often surrounded by curiosity, stigma and risky ineffective ‘treatments’. We want to enhance understanding and stop people suffering in silence, and with your support, this can be achieved. Often the things we never talk about are the things that have the greatest impact, and are highly prevalent.

Things We Never Talk About is almost at full completion, requiring only final editing and addition of a few more illustrations before printing. 

We will have this completed by mid November to ensure we hit our early print targets. 

We have printed five t-shirt designs for starters and will be adding more if we overreach our target.

Animations have also been created with a humorous twist, which we can’t wait to share with you - these will be launched during the campaign.

Our first animation is (not quite) all about male masturbation - enjoy!

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 Our second animation illustrates a potential danger from running.

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With your support, we just need to produce the hard copies and put them in the hands of those that need (or want!) it most. The aim of this project is to enable production scale printing of Things We Never Talk About, in both paperback and hardback forms and to cover costs associated with book production.

Things We Never Talk About makes for a great addition to the bookshelf, toilet, coffee table or an ideal Christmas present, with over 250 pages of things usually undiscussed, unknown or taboo topics relating to physical health.

Things We Never Talk About is a serious book with a humorous twist, suitable for anyone over the age of 16.

We have a few pledge options as detailed to the right.

1. The single greeting card!

2. Five greeting cards!

3. Things We Never Talk About eBook!

4. Super cool t-shirt

5. T-shirt and greeting card combination

6. The Paperback

7. Paperback combinations

8. Collectors Edition Hardback

9. Collectors Edition Hardback combination

If you would like to purchase more books or there are any other pledges you think might be interesting (such as combination cards, t-shirts and books) please let us know as we can add more pledges after we have launched the campaign.  More items in any one pledge will almost certainly decrease overall postage costs as well and that has to be good.

Risks and challenges

After spending several months on producing the content for Things We Never Talk About there are only a few risks and challenges left.

Kickstarter Conditions
There are certain projects that are banned on Kickstarter. We have been careful to make sure that Things We Talk About does not claim to diagnose, prevent or treat any medical condition. We have been careful not to cross this line and though some of the Things We Never Talk about are associated with medical conditions we have described them and the facts about them and most certainly do not try to diagnose, treat or prevent any condition through the book. That is for the medical and allied health professionals - not our book!

Pre-holiday season delivery
We can only deliver your goods once we get address details from Kickstarter (this can take a couple of weeks), and then we we have to email you to ask about t-shirt size and choice. If this is delayed then posting your items will also be delayed. This will still lead to us posting before statutory holidays but they may not arrive with you until a few days later. Either way, we will do everything we can to rapidly get your items to you as fast as possible.

Postage can be really expensive for a little company!!!
The main thing that we have been worried about is postage costs. This can change dramatically on actual volumes to each location. Despite a lot of negotiation the postage costs have worked out more expensive than we wanted. Either way, we are confident you will be really really happy with the end result!

Printing
There are many potential print shops and we have found a really good one - they have been around since the mid 1800s. Even if there is some sort of unforeseen disaster we will be able to find another printer to publish your precious book.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.52

    You get your very own bad taste greeting card to choose from a selection of 10 produced by our graphic design guru Yannis.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Your own electronic version of Things We Never Talk About. You can sit quietly by yourself and no-one will have any idea what you are reading about. This is the pledge for stealthy learners who want to know all about Things We Never Talk About.

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    Your very own in everyone else's face Things We Never Talk About digitally printed t-shirt (same as the t-shirts in the video). You can gift this to a best friend, family member or use it as a decoration for your wall. You get to choose from at least five untastefully designed t-shirts made out of high quality cotton.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    Your very own in everyone else's face Things We Never Talk About digitally printed t-shirt plus five of our extra special greeting cards. You can gift these to a best friend, family member or use them as decorations for your wall. You get to choose from at least five untastefully designed t-shirts made out of high quality cotton.

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    Pledge £21 or more About $26

    Print edition of things Things We Never Talk About paperback printed in full colour with a 200gsm silk cover and 115gsm silk pages. This literary delight will captivate you for hours and keep you from important duties such as sleeping and riding ponies. Get one soon on this Kickstarter campaign - please.

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    Pledge £23 or more About $29

    Your very own digital edition of Things We Never Talk About, an in everyone else's face Things We Never Talk About digitally printed t-shirt and five greeting cards.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    Deck yourself out with a print edition of things Things We Never Talk About paperback, five greeting cards and a digitally printed t-shirt.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    Hard Cover Limited Edition, team signed copy of the historical Things We Never Talk About publication. Like Roger Burrough's guide to Snails and Centipedes this will be the book that will get everyone talking (about you behind your back). Lay it out on the coffee table and it will act like a wonderful attractant for weirdos and will keep pesky family members and other unwanted guests away. Yes, this is your ticket to freedom from having decent upstanding people around. Buy five of them and put them somewhere prominent. Come on, we know you want to.

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    Hard Cover Limited Edition, team signed copy of the historical Things We Never Talk About publication, a digitally printed t-shirt and five greeting cards.

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