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$496
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 29 2014 5:17 AM UTC +00:00

About

Another Puzzle Book

I'd like to get my second puzzle book printed! My first book, Paranormal Puzzle Pack (PPP), was successfully funded here on Kickstarter as well. This time around, I wanted to share a different set of puzzles that are much more beginner-friendly than my last book. The theme is adding; all number puzzles, all involving adding in some way shape or form. I'm calling it "All About Adding Answers" (AAAA).

AAAA will also have more variety for you to check out and have fun solving. Instead of sectioning the book into specific parts, the puzzles are mixed together to keep you on your toes. All types are still provided with instructions, plus mini-tutorials for the prolific types.

Best of all? The writing process took longer than I expected last time, so I have a new trick this time around: the book is already 75% written. Within two months of the project successfully funding, all backers will get their PDF copy of the book and I'll get the production balls rolling.

The Vital Stats

Not a whole lot of major changes in format from PPP:

  • 92 pages
  • 8.5x5.5 inches
  • Similar (if not exactly the same) paper type
  • Spiral-bound on top. Sure, it's a bit more expensive, but no puzzle should have to gain difficulty stars based on getting the spine of the book to stay open.
  • Answer keys for the puzzles are all included.
  • ISBN hotness. I bought a 10-pack of ISBNs during the last book's production, so there are 9 left burning a hole in my pocket.

Made in 'Merica

Last time I printed through a company that prints in both China and the United States, and I opted for China because it was cheaper. After talking with many of you lovely backers last time, I found that keeping jobs here in the United States was worth the bump in price, so I've obtained quotes for printing at their United States locations and am planning on going with them this time.

Stretch Goals

I have a third book in mind, featuring word puzzles. If the funding reaches $15,000 and there's enough money after project fulfillment to do so, I'll bank the funds necessary to get a print run of it made too, and all backers for AAAA will get a good discount on the price, if not free copies.

Risks and challenges

I learned a whole bunch of lessons during the last Kickstarter project I did. This time, I'm fairly confident I've been able to tackle those hurdles.

Previously, it took roughly 1 year to fulfill all of the backer rewards. I'm fairly confident I can reduce this time significantly, based on these factors:

WRITING: For PPP, I didn't write the book until after the funding was successful, and the time to write it ended up taking roughly 6 months. For AAAA, I've written 75% of the book prior to beginning the Kickstarter campaign, and already have many of the puzzles being test-solved. So that additional 6 months of waiting is gone.

PRODUCTION: For PPP, my printer did the work overseas and shipped to the U.S. This took about 2 months. For AAAA, I'll be using their American print shop instead, which will cut out the 2 month shipment time and replace it with a time measured in days instead of months.

SHIPPING: For PPP, I grossly underestimated the shipping costs and have had to pay for envelopes, labels, and shipping fees out of pocket. On my limited salary, this took about 4 months to do. With AAAA, I've factored in most of those costs and, if successfully funded, will be able to have the books shipped out within 2 weeks of receiving them myself. If the costs still manage to overrun my funds, I will keep in communication with backers and ship as quickly as possible when I'm able to earn the funds to do so.

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    For $21, you'll get the $13 reward AND another book: your choice of a copy of Paranormal Puzzle Pack, a second copy of AAAA for you or a friend, or I'll donate a second copy of AAAA to a student on your behalf.

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    For $34, you'll get the $21 reward AND you get to choose 3 puzzle types for me to make and post on The Griddle (http://thegriddle.net).

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    For $89, you'll get the $55 reward AND test-solver access and a free PDF copy of my *THIRD* puzzle book, an as-yet-untitled word puzzle collection.

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    For $144, you'll get the $89 reward AND if you live in Northern Texas or Oklahoma, I'll personally deliver your rewards and we can have a chat over coffee or lunch!

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