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UPDATE #2: We made it!
We are truly blown away by the support that all of you have shown us. We appreciate it more than any typed or spoken words could fully explain. With all of your help, we have now reached and passed our Stretch Goal of $2,000! Here is what that means for all of you who have donated, and all who will donate before this Kickstarter ends:
1. In addition to the original perks, anyone who has donated $5 or more gets a personalized postcard written by all three authors (you can expect this to arrive in March).
2. Also in addition to the original perks, anyone who has donated $50 or more gets an additional copy of the paperback version of our book.
These perks are now guaranteed to those who have donated, or will donate the allocated amounts. We are so thankful for the support and we can't wait for all of you to read what we've created. Please continue to share this with friends and family as any amount we receive from here on out just adds to the possibility for success. We couldn't have done any of this without you, and we'll never forget that.
Michael Johnson, David Beebe II, and Chris JohnsonWhat is "True Stories - We Made Up"?
Risks and challenges
Without the help of our supporters (we’re looking at you), this project cannot be finished. The editor and designer won't be compensated as quickly and the release of this book will have to be postponed until we can personally come up with the funds. Without your help, America, we'll be forced to beg relatives and complete strangers for money, paying them back by raking leaves every autumn for the next decade, refereeing women's basketball games, or even raising their kids. Is that what you want?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Sure. Are you really supposed to be here?
Well that's a little personal, but we'll play along. Chris and Michael met in a hospital. Their Mom introduced them, and they've been fighting crime and scooping up ladies coast to coast ever since. They met Dave while living in Oklahoma, as he was redistributing toilet papers to trees and escorting ladies about the town in his Bronco. They all shared a love for good music and well written literature, so they figured they'd kick it up a notch and wow the pants off people with these stories.
Because we hate car washes, and we don't bake the best cookies you've ever tasted. Plus, it's a perfect combination of support vs. perk. Not only do you help make our dreams come true, but you also get the product, plus some. We firmly believe that dreams are accomplished by hard work coupled with the support of others. Paul Bunyan didn't build the Ark by himself. Wait, he didn't build the Ark? Noah did? Well, Noah didn't build the ark by himself. Wait, he did? Oh, well then that's a bad example. Rome wasn't built in a day. Does that work? Yeah, Rome wasn't built in a day, so that's why our campaign is 20 days.
You guys sure ask a lot of questions. LCk Publishing is the new publishing company started by four authors, three of which wrote this book. The idea is to give authors a chance to be heard (read) who normally wouldn't get that chance. Yes, the "k" is supposed to be lower case in the name, and no, we won't tell you why. If we gave away all of our secrets, then you'd know where our dragon is hidden.
How did you get into our home? We really need to have a discussion about boundaries. To answer your question though, yes, we plan on releasing future projects, both separately and together. We have already started the second volume of "True Stories" and we all have separate projects that are being worked on as well. It will range from fiction, to partial fiction, to coffee table non-fiction that will be about as interesting as an advanced calculus book. I probably shouldn't have said that last part. LCk will also be releasing books from other authors, including a children's book from the fourth member of the LCk owners. And no, we won't print your Justin Bieber fan fiction (Okay, yes we will).
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