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@ Mare - Thanks!! We are SO excited about this project :-)
The book looks gorgeous! I can tell this will become a treasured keepsake in our family.
@ Christopher Valles - Thanks!! Matt is working hard on it right now ;-)
I absolutely cannot wait for this book. I'm going to display it proudly in my house.
Will do. To be safe, if I pledge $70 would I be able to get the items from that particular pledge?
@ Benjamin Larsen - when we send out the surveys for delivery info we will post an update to the campaign. Just let us know then that you wish to upgrade your pledge ;-)
I was at work, so I do apologize for the delay in replying, but I wasn't aware of the $15 pledge requirement. Would it be possible for me to up the pledge or something seeing that it's over now?
@ Benjamin Larsen - no problem at all! Every pledge over $15 will receive the post campaign survey ;-)
Thank goodness that you are doing it, I too wanted to pledge $70 for a copy but alas, my financial situation is against me at this time.
@ Peter Mazzeo - Thank you for your comment! Yes, there will be a backer service used post campaign. We will be offering upgrades and other items at that time ;-)
This may have already been answered, but in terms of reward selection once the Kickstarter closes, will that be done through BackerKit or something else? Just curious cuz I want to go for the full book and book plate but don’t have the money for it right now.
@ Anne Rosario - Yes, it can be shipped internationally. You will see an area for selecting your country when you finalize your reward selection.
hi just a confirmation ~ this can be shipped internationally?
Would you consider any of the following? (three taken from another backer who posted before and whom I agree with)
- pages with backer names (could be limited to those who pledged for at least one book if the list is too long, I guess...)
- another print (different design)
- another bookplate (different design)
- A PDF with only the visual art given to all book backers along with the PDF version of the book (one work per page in the PDF).
Personally, I prefer the first and last one, but you would know best if any are feasible.
@ Ved Uttamchandani - Thanks, Ved! We haven't decided on any stretch goals yet. There are only a few days left in the campaign so it might be too late to add anything new but any suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciated ;-)
Hi, I really appreciate your patience in responding to questions, thank you!
Is there a 35K stretch goal?
@ Daniel Few - thank you for your comment! Any additional book that a person added was always The Naked RAVEN. The purpose of this version was so that one could have a reader copy to go with their clamshell version. This reader copy was not originally meant to be its own reward. The Naked RAVEN was added early on in the campaign as an actual reward in response to several requests for a "less expensive" reward tier. The addition of $50 to an existing pledge covers the book and $5 shipping as it always has (less expensive than the actual tier of $45 + $7 shipping). Due to the limited nature of the full RAVEN we were not originally intending to offer the option to double up but due to so many requests we have recently added this option - add $70 to your pledge and receive a second full clamshell edition. Hope this helps :-)
Why is it that at the beginning of the campaign it was add an additional full Raven for $50 and now it's gone up to $70? (Naked Raven wasn't an original option) also why would you add the Naked Raven to your existing pledge for $50 when the Naked Raven option is only $45?
@ Ved Uttamchandani - Yes, if you add $70 to your pledge you will get a second full Raven in casing edition! If you want a print or extra print just add $15 to your pledge
Oh awesome, does that mean I could add 70 for a Raven instead of a Naked Raven for 50 or 85 for a Rue More?
@Kyle Ralph Yes. If you want a second book with the clamshell then you just double the amount. Thanks!
Hello, I pledged for The Raven level and if I want a second book with the casing would I just double my pledge amount?
@ Maureen Walsh - Correct. All book purchases will receive all stretch goals. Yes, add $15 to a book pledge for a NEVERMORE print
Just as a clarifying question would the Naked Raven get a bookplate with the stretch goal correct?
And adding $15 regardless of the level of reward covers the print?
@Ved Uttamchandani Thanks for the comment! Every backer will receive a single vinyl sticker. It's our way of saying thanks!
How many stickers are included per book for the next stretch goal? 5K seems like a bit of a stretch for a single sticker, especially when the previous 5K led to the addition of content, but perhaps I'm missing something. Just seems a bit off balance when put in perspective...
@Mike ONeil Thank you! Yes, the RUE More is the clamshell and signed edition.
Hi - Happy to back and excited to see the finished product. It's probably here somewhere but I'm hoping, having trouble determining for sure if the $85 RUE More includes the clamshell and signed copy of the book? -thx
It does help, thank you!
@ Ved Uttamchandani - No problem!!
1. "The added $50 covers the cost of the book and the additional shipping (these books will be heavy). This gives pledgers the option of having a "reader copy" to enjoy while keeping the higher tiered book in pristine condition."
2. We did not include an option to add an additional full Raven book to your pledge due to the shipping (especially outside the US) and limited nature of the books.
Hope that helps!
Thanks for the response! A couple of questions, if I may:
1. If the pledge for the Naked Raven is $45 dollars, why is the top up for an extra book $50?
2. If instead I topped up $70, could I get a Raven as an add-on, or a Rue More if I topped up $85?
Thanks for the responsiveness, I'm excited!
@ Ved Uttamchandani - Yes, if you were to add an additional book to your pledge it would be the Naked Raven addition. The added $50 covers the cost of the book and the additional shipping (these books will be heavy). This gives pledgers the option of having a "reader copy" to enjoy while keeping the higher tiered book in pristine condition.
@ Richard - The additional $50 would be for a Naked Raven plus the additional shipping. These items will be heavy so, unfortunately, we need to charge for the additional shipping the second book would add. This allows people to add a "reader copy" to their order.
Thanks for the thanks for the response, but just to make sure I get this right, if I were to add a top up for another book, would I be the Regular Raven or the Naked Raved version? I understand that it would not be the same as the one I am currently getting, but if I understand correctly, the Naked Raven is the Regular Raven without gilded pages, correct?
So I added extra to buy for a friend, does that mean they basically get a Standard Edition?
@ Ved Uttamchandani - Thank you for your support! Unfortunately, the item you purchased is a very limited item that can not be doubled to your original pledge. Matt has allotted only a small number of the sketch books to the campaign :-)
If I wanted the same type of book as I backed (please look up what I backed) as a spare, how much would I need to top up? I'm assuming $50 is for a regular hardcover without any bells and whistles (gilded pages, stamp, signature, and so on)?
@Ethereal Already broke the Second Stretch Goal. Will believe when I see it. I got a ugly mug.
@Richard I'm sure you will love Matt's haunting rendition of your visage!
@Howard Kistler Thanks!! We working hard to make this a beautiful book!!
Looks like another stretch goal smashed! Congratulations on the continuing success of the campaign!
Well, if you guys think you can do it, Go for it. All I can say is: Don't forget to draw my good side! I want to see how will Matt be able to incorporate my 'likeness' into the story that I contribute to.
@ Richard - Stretch goals are our way of saying "thank you" to everyone for the support. The more support we receive the more we should gave back to backers. The extra work for Matt is well worth the support we are receiving :-)
@Ethereal No, I don't mean the dedication page, I meant if you are going to add more of Poe's writings (which is good), then your artist will have a lot more work to do.
@ Richard - The text is layed in via Adobe InDesign after all artwork has been created. The text here was just a placeholder ;-)
Wouldn't that means more work for the Artist? What more that defines Poe can be added?
@Tom Stone - Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
The Dedication text is a placeholder for now. We'll design it more when we get the full text ready.
The Dedication illustration look great!
My only comment is if the "Dedication" text would look better not covered by the clothing or if that was intentional. If intentional, I wonder if adding some shadow to the text would help to have the clothing "pop out" more (as if in shadow because of the clothing)