When you make a pledge, you can customize it, you are not beholden to the set amount that is presented, you can pledge above it. Simply add the total for your "add-ons" to your pledge amount. We will be in touch closer to project completion to ask for specifics.
It's the shipping. Shipping can seem expensive, but it is what it is, and we had to be honest about shipping charges. Further, we have to ensure that the integrity of the candle (and the book) remain when we ship the bundle together, which means we'll have to invest in book sleeves and bubble wrap--and this equals bigger parcels and bigger shipping charges.
We are still getting samples for approval, but we can tell you that the size will probably be less than 10x10 (the size of the book). So, for the square ones 8x10 and the rectangles closer to 5x9. We'll post an update as soon as we know (which may be after the Kickstarter).