Frequently Asked Questions
That's a great question. If you're thinking $40,000 is a lot of money, you’re right. It is a lot of money and that's why we’re here asking for your help.
First of all, we want to come right out and say that we do not intend to profit from this project.
In setting our funding goal, we can’t ask for anything less than it would take to complete this project because once we reach our goal, we’re not only committed, but also obligated to deliver everything we’ve promised.
So here’s an idea as to what it’s going to take to complete this project:
- Print production and distribution costs as it relates to both physical versions of the book
- First-hand research and expenses related to the investigation, including international travel
- Scientific analysis and forensic musicology
- Licensing fees as it relates to exclusive and relevant photography to be published in the book
- Legal fees as it relates to not only the elevated risks associated with investigative works, but also the legalities associated with a crowd-funded campaign of this nature
- Kickstarter and Amazon Payments commission obligations
There’s a lot to it and the reality is that without your support, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to complete this project. Every little bit helps and even if you’re not able to pledge today, we’d appreciate your likes, tweets, and shares just the same!Last updated:
Kickstarter allows us to set the length of our campaign, so long as it ends within 60 days. We chose 35 days, and here’s why. There’s a little subtlety in our timing that some of you may have noticed. The track “Breaking News” first debuted on November 8, 2010… exactly three years prior to the start of the A Truth Untold campaign. The ‘Michael’ album was released in the U.S. exactly 35 days later, on December 14, the same day our Kickstarter campaign ends!Last updated:
Publishing is big business and like any business, its purpose is to profit. A publisher looks to take on works it intends to profit from. A financial obligation to deliver the most marketable and profitable product possible may dramatically shift the focus of this book away from documenting the real truth. It’s that very business model that’s partly being called into question by our investigation. We feel such an arrangement could potentially cloud the integrity of this particular project, even with the best intentions at heart.Last updated:
What happens if the Kickstarter campaign isn’t successfully funded? Will my credit card still be charged?
The Kickstarter FAQ page has answers to a lot of these general questions as it relates to backing a Kickstarter project. Check them out here:
Basically, if you pledge to back our project and it’s successfully funded, your card will be charged when the campaign ends. If our project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged.Last updated:
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