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Explore the meaning and joy of life with 100 fellow & famous atheists in this book of photos and commentary.

New York, NY Art Books
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    1. Creator John Burt on January 28, 2014

      Chris, please be aware of the cost to international purchasers of your decision to use UPS.
      Book = 50
      Shipping = 10
      UPS fees = 54
      Total cost 114
      If you choose to use Kickstarter again, it will be a difficult decision for me to back it due to your decision.

    2. Creator Christopher Bazhaw on December 29, 2013

      When are the PDFs of the book coming out? Are we going to receive them by email or a download site.

    3. Creator Jorge Benavides on November 1, 2013

      Awesome! Thanks so much, I am very excited about the book!

    4. Creator Chris Johnson on November 1, 2013

      Hi Jorge, Yeah, that will be available on Jan 1st as well. Thanks!

    5. Creator Jorge Benavides on November 1, 2013

      Hi Chris,
      Will the downloadable PDF copy that goes with the book be available around the same time?

    6. Creator Chris Johnson on November 1, 2013

      Hi Garrett, I'll be sending out a Kickstarter survey to collect all the addresses in December so you can provide me your new address then. Thanks!

    7. Creator Garrett Griffin on November 1, 2013

      Hi Chris! I've moved since I originally backed the project and provided my address.

      Is there an email address I can use to provide you my updated shipping address for the Hardcover copy of the book? ($50 rewards level)

    8. Creator Chris Johnson on May 4, 2013

      Hi Scott, Yeah I'm not sure exactly what it will be, but I'm looking to do something with them when the book is complete.

    9. Creator Scott on May 4, 2013

      I've really enjoyed the videos. Are you planning to ditch them together into a longer documentary?

    10. Creator Chris Johnson on September 17, 2012

      Check out The Atheist Community of Austin. They do a number of activities and events here on a regular basis and are full of wonderful people. www.atheist-community.org

    11. Creator Dr Weevil on September 17, 2012

      "It's great to be back in Austin which has such an active and vibrant atheist community"...

      I'm new to Austin. Any group(s) you recommend with whom I can get plugged-in?

      Thanks!!!

    12. Creator dwilsontx on April 10, 2012

      Does anyone know how I was signed up for this, or how they got my credit card number to charge me $1. I have never, ever heard of this group or who they are, or what they do. But, I definitely want to figure out who signed me up for this and cancel it.

    13. Creator Disa Foshaug on April 9, 2012

      This is officially awesome now! Time to really get your butt in gear Chris! Can't wait for my copy =D

    14. Creator Marta Noble Johnson on April 8, 2012

      FUNDING SUCCESSFUL!!

    15. Creator Alan Carpenter on April 8, 2012

      This is a thrilling endeavor - to see atheism presented as it is - a profound, wondrous and liberating way to live. A big weight on your shoulders now Chris but I'm sure you'll rise to the occasion. Can't wait for the book.

    16. Creator Brendan Burke on April 8, 2012

      Great to see this project is happening. Can't wait to get my copy!

    17. Creator Erik McKee on April 8, 2012

      I love the continued pledges! With less than an hour left, I think we can say the goal is officially met. Congrats, Chris. Now it's all on you.

    18. Creator Christine on April 8, 2012

      Wow. A lot can happen in a day, I guess. Congrats and looking forward to the book!

    19. Creator Sara Sharick on April 8, 2012

      Nice to see the pledges came back up - and in a big way too!

    20. Creator Martin Wagner on April 8, 2012

      Hey, perhaps now that you've crossed the finish line, so to speak, how about an updated list of all the folks who've agreed to appear in the book so far (including your top-tier donors)?

    21. Creator Jenea on April 7, 2012

      Hooray!!

    22. Creator Erik McKee on April 7, 2012

      Lisa has it right - congratulations, now get busy!

      Can't wait to get my copy.

    23. Creator Chris Johnson on April 7, 2012

      Yeah, I noticed that, Martin. It's very uncool! I hope we don't dip below the goal amount!

    24. Creator Chris Johnson on April 7, 2012

      Thanks everyone for the great comments and support!!!

    25. Creator Martin Wagner on April 7, 2012

      Heyyy, wait a minute. Now that Chris has met his goal, some jerks are backing out. Way uncool! You made a pledge, follow it through!

    26. Creator Garrett Griffin on April 7, 2012

      Congratulations! I'm so excited that this book is happening and that I'll be getting a copy!

    27. Creator Lisa Ridge on April 7, 2012

      Congratulations, Chris! Now get busy!

    28. Creator Ashley Bone (deleted) on April 7, 2012

      Congratulations!

    29. Creator Sara Sharick on April 7, 2012

      Yah!!! Funded!

    30. Creator Martin Wagner on April 7, 2012

      Looks like you've got this one in the bag, Chris! Whew!

    31. Creator Chris Johnson on April 6, 2012

      Thanks for your pledge James. We've now reached the $10,000 maximum match amount, so new pledges or increases wouldn't be matched at this point.

    32. Creator James DePaola on April 6, 2012

      If I change my pledge amount, will the difference be matched or the total?

    33. Creator Chris Johnson on April 6, 2012

      Thanks for the suggestion, Bryan. Unfortunately, Kickstarter doesn't allow any of the reward levels to include any kind of drawing or entry into a contest. There is a promotion on the Facebook page where you can share the photo and that enters you in a chance to be a subject. You can check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/theatheistbook

    34. Creator Chris Johnson on April 6, 2012

      Thanks Luke! Yeah, I really think this can happen!

    35. Creator Chris Johnson on April 6, 2012

      Thanks for getting Sam to tweet, Jon! That's great! I re-tweeted it as well. I'd love to have him in the book as well. I'm still waiting to hear back from him concerning that.

    36. Creator Bryan Sisto on April 6, 2012

      How about... everyone who has donated at the $100 level gets to be in a drawing for a couple spots at being featured in the book!? That could drum up a few more pledges!

    37. Creator FreeJon on April 6, 2012

      Got a RT from Sam Harris. He's got 65K followers on twitter. He'd be great for the book.

    38. Creator Luke Jackson on April 6, 2012

      Hellz yeah. <20k in 67 hours. Doable.

    39. Creator Lisa Ridge on April 5, 2012

      I think it's time to get in contact with Todd Stiefel of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. Todd should definitely be showcased in the book, and there might be some funding possibility from him, and maybe another matching challenge.

    40. Creator Chris Johnson on April 4, 2012

      I saw that Jon. Thanks for doing that! I really appreciate it!

    41. Creator FreeJon on April 4, 2012

      I've been trying to get some retweets on twitter about this project. So far I've gotten Rebecca Watson who has over 20K followers to RT. Hope that give you a boost.

    42. Creator Chris Johnson on April 4, 2012

      Hi Jon. Yeah, I've been trying to get Ricky, but so far have been unable to get him. Maybe he'll join soon.

    43. Creator FreeJon on April 4, 2012

      It may be too late, but you should try for Ricky Gervais. He's a very outspoken atheist.

    44. Creator Sara Sharick on April 4, 2012

      Did some quick math. Over 2500 people liked this page. If the 1991 people who liked the page but presumably aren't backers gave an average of $18.79 each, we'd hit the goal. Been watching the numbers go up all week. It's not completely out of the realm of possibility. :)

    45. Creator Chris Johnson on April 4, 2012

      Thanks for the comments Daniel, Luke, and Gary.

      Yeah, I agree, things are getting down to the wire. I'm going to send out a project update today. We're also doing another post on Reddit, and hopefully get more people hearing about this project that way. In addition, we have three Facebook ads running. I contacted Dan at FFRF a little while ago, so we'll see if they can help. I'm also trying to get some more last minute blog/Twitter/Facebook plugs as well.

      If anyone has any contacts or ideas for ways to get the word out, please feel free to email me: chris@theatheistbook.com

    46. Creator gary harper on April 4, 2012

      Late joiner, but I wanted to get signed on to show support. This is an interesting project, and it hits a demographic not usually considered.

    47. Creator Luke Jackson on April 4, 2012

      Good luck to you.

    48. Creator Daniel Sachse on April 4, 2012

      Hi Chris!

      I'm a bit worried, seeing how fast your / our deadline is approaching. Have you considered contacting the FFRF? Maybe they can feature the project on their homepage?

      Crossing my fingers! Daniel

    49. Creator Chris Johnson on April 3, 2012

      Hi John! I asked Eugenie back when I started the project, and she politely declined for the same reasons as NdGT; wanting to focus on science education.

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