Risks and challenges
This is technically my 3rd Kickstarter, my first being THE AGGREGATE and my second, (although it wasn’t under my name) being DRAWING BLOOD. I am very responsive to messages, comments and questions and will make myself available to answer any concerns whenever they arise. I am also very familiar with the process now and the back end mechanics concerning fulfillment and am confident things should go very smoothly with this project thanks to that experience.
DEADLINE: I believe I’ve given myself quite a bit of a buffer with this 6 month deadline. If everything goes according to plan it should be simple enough to print the book, pack and ship all rewards within that window. That being said, sometimes unexpected things happen, and I am very appreciative of backers that understand those situations. I promise to never leave anyone in the dark as to what’s going on with the progress of the project. I can’t see anything being all that complicated surrounding this project in particular. But I just want to let you know, if something comes up, you will be well in the loop. I’m hoping to have the book printed and shipped way before September… So, think happy thoughts. THE AGGREGATE deadline didn’t factor in the addition of added pages, full color, or the many different stretch goals, which of course, extended the workload. Kickstarter doesn’t allow you to adjust your estimated deadline based on those additions, so again, I will be in touch if anything like that happens with this project.
PRINTING: Printing a top of the line, 300 plus page graphic novel is really expensive. But I’ve found an amazing printer, in the USA, who I’ve used many times now, with a mind blowingly quick turnaround of only 10 days.
SHIPPING: Shipping is going up every single day in different areas, and the rules are always changing. I’ll be shipping books media mail when possible to keep the domestic prices as low as possible. Unfortunately media mail is not an option for international packages. Here is the cold hard (sad) truth. A single copy of this book weighs 2 lbs. The minimum cost for a single book to go first class outside the USA is $23, 2 books is $48, and 3 books is now priority at $68! So my shipping costs are real. I lost a lot on my previous campaign by underestimating shipping costs and am trying really hard not to do that again. I want to make the book available to all you international supporters though, so the option is available for almost every reward tier, but I felt I needed to let you know that the high shipping costs are the actual prices.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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