Let's get this one out first, shall we ?
Right now, I don't plan a second edition, but "never say never".
If this first edition ever sees the light of day, and if there is demand for it, why not print a second edition. There will only be one first edition though, and the second would not have the same level of craftsmanship, by far.
Yes. The opportunity is unique, I won't pass on it.
It will depend on the total run, but I'll try and buy/stock an extra 10% myself. These will be available through my sales channel, but at a significantly higher price tag.
Don't you like a little mystery ?
The main reason, I guess, is that I want you to experience the book as it is designed to. I wouldn't want you to discover the images on your phone screen, while you commute to work.
In the same way you hear a few songs from an album on the radio--the singles, and discover the album as one. I show a couple of the new ones, and you can find all my previous Prince work here: https://prince.by.blule.fr. It's very much in the same vein: if you like those, you'll love the book.
And you'll love it even more as you will discover it in its entirety.
Bottom line: it's not like any usual book. It's very large, very heavy, very beautifully crafted.
It's a limited run, printing and producing at low quantity is exponentially more expensive.
Shipping is also included in the price, that adds a significant amount.
I use KickStarter as a pre-order platform, more than a fundraising one.
Making illustration and selling them is my core business, this is not a charity.
At the campaign's goal level, I make 0 profit, despite the countless hours invested.
That's how bad I want to see it happen. I do hope the goal will be exceeded and I will get to earn something from it. This only works if every backer gets the book.
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