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Alex and Silvio won the Eagle Award at the London Comic-Con with their fantasy short. Now help them bring it to this side of the world.
Alex and Silvio won the Eagle Award at the London Comic-Con with their fantasy short. Now help them bring it to this side of the world.
251 backers pledged $5,139 to help bring this project to life.

[TOR] Retailer Incentives

Thank you all! Two weeks left and we're 800% funded!

(Please forward this to your local comic shop or other independent retail bookseller, or--better yet--talk to your LCS about The Time of Reflection when you pick up your weekly books on Wednesday. If nothing else happens in the final two weeks of this campaign, I hope we can encourage more experimentation between the crowdfunding vs retail approaches to distribution.)

We want to support and involve local retailers while delivering a book direct to readers through Kickstarter.

"For $3, Wilson will not only send the pledger a copy of the 12-page comic, he will also send a copy to the comic shop or independent bookstore of the pledger's choice. The retailer is welcome to sell the book, toss it in the dollar bin, or just throw it out."  - Comic Book Resources

"There have been plenty of concerns about what's happening to independent comic book shops in the digital era, so Wilson is looking to use Kickstarter as a way to also 'give back' to some of those shops."  - Techdirt

More details on the Kickstarter page or in this Fanboy Buzz podcast interview.

(Note: I will contact shops prior to sending them a comic they might not want.)

Additional incentives:

  • The five (5) North American shops with the most recommendations from backers will also receive a copy of the signed and numbered Limited Edition of this Eagle Award winning comic. If this Kickstarter reaches 500 backers, I'll bump that to the top 10 shops.
  • If any store in North Carolina gets 10 or more such recommendations/copies, I'll also offer to travel to that shop for a reading/performance/signing on my own dime.
  • Any store in Ohio, South Carolina, or Virginia: I'll be there with 20 or more recommendations/copies.
  • Any store in a city outside the above states, but with a train station along the Amtrak routes Carolinian/Piedmont, Crescent, or Silver Service/Palmetto: I'll be there with 30 or more recommendations/copies. (List of stations at the bottom of this email):
  • And if we reach 500 backers, I'll offer to come to the most recommended store in the lower 48 states, again, on my own dime.

Retailers may also pledge $10 to receive ten copies of the "The Time of Reflection" (I anticipate a $2 cover/retail price; if it's lower, you might get an an additional copy) or $10 to receive ten copies of my minicomic "You Got Your Schwarzenegger in My President" (also a $2 cover price). Free shipping in the United States. I'm asking for a flat $5 shipping bonus for all rewards shipped internationally.

"The Time of Reflection" will have a bar code and ISBN.

Thanks again, and of course I'm interested in what readers and retailers think of this experiment.

Amtrak routes:

Carolinian/Piedmont (I'm only listing stations outside of NC, OH, SC, or VA):

  • New York, NY - Penn Station (NYP)
  • Newark, NJ - Penn Station (NWK)
  • Trenton, NJ (TRE)
  • Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street Station (PHL)
  • Wilmington, DE (WIL)
  • Baltimore, MD - Penn Station (BAL)
  • Washington, DC - Union Station (WAS)

Crescent (stations outside of NC, OH, SC, or VA):

  • New York, NY - Penn Station (NYP)
  • Newark, NJ - Penn Station (NWK)
  • Trenton, NJ (TRE)
  • Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street Station (PHL)
  • Wilmington, DE (WIL)
  • Baltimore, MD - Penn Station (BAL)
  • Washington, DC - Union Station (WAS)
  • Toccoa, GA (TCA)
  • Gainesville, GA (GNS)
  • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Anniston, AL (ATN)
  • Birmingham, AL (BHM)
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (TCL)
  • Meridian, MS (MEI)
  • Laurel, MS (LAU)
  • Hattiesburg, MS (HBG)
  • Picayune, MS (PIC)
  • Slidell, LA (SDL)
  • New Orleans, LA (NOL)

Silver Service/Palmetto (stations outside of NC, OH, SC, or VA):

  • New York, NY - Penn Station (NYP)
  • Newark, NJ - Penn Station (NWK)
  • Trenton, NJ (TRE)
  • Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street Station (PHL)
  • Wilmington, DE (WIL)
  • Baltimore, MD - Penn Station (BAL)
  • Washington, DC - Union Station (WAS)
  • Savannah, GA (SAV)
  • Jesup, GA (JSP)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Palatka, FL (PAK)
  • Deland, FL (DLD)
  • Winter Park, FL (WPK)
  • Orlando, FL (ORL)
  • Kissimmee, FL (KIS)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)
  • Lakeland, FL - South to Miami / North to Lakeland (LKL)
  • Lakeland, FL - North to New York / South to Lakeland (LAK)
  • Winter Haven, FL (WTH)
  • Sebring, FL (SBG)
  • Okeechobee, FL (OKE)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (WPB)
  • Delray Beach, FL (DLB)
  • Deerfield Beach, FL (DFB)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FTL)
  • Hollywood, FL (HOL)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)