We didn't expect to meet our goal within 48 hours! That said, the Kickstarter campaign has to run its course, ending on July 9. But now is still the best time to pre-order a book (while they last). Not only will you be supporting the project, but you’ll get the book before anyone else, signed, and with free shipping from Germany. Now is also the only time you can get the other postcard and print rewards, and we will also add additional reward levels periodically.
The original budget was modest so we could hit the goal—Kickstarter is all or nothing, so setting a too-lofty goal could have meant not reaching it, and therefore not publishing. Based on the budget on the project page, we accounted for around 1000 books with 80 image color separations and proofs. New stretch goals will go towards making a finer quality book, possibly in a larger size, with more images and better materials (tbd). There are other add-on services we can utilize like copy editing or on-site print supervision. There might also be unforeseen costs in production or in the fulfillment of reward gifts, so having a budget buffer is ideal.
For those who pre-ordered a book, please continue to share this as more money raised means a higher quality book— not that it wouldn’t have been amazing to begin with. :)
Thank you again for your support!