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Children's books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Children's books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
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eBooks are Here!!! And We Need Your Shipping Address!

Posted by John Coveyou (Genius Games) (Creator)

Hello Backers!

Science Wide Open eBooks available for download! 

The Science Wide Open eBooks are complete, uploaded and ready for you to download and I'm so excited for you to see the final artwork!!! Since there was a broad spectrum of e-reader preferences we selected the two most common types of formats.    

If you use a Kindle, you'll want to download the Kindle verison (Coupon Code sent in a separate Kickstarter message) which uses a .MOBI file.  

If you use any other device (e.g. iPad, Computer, or other eReader) you'll want to download the ePub version (Coupon Code sent in a separate Kickstarter message), which is for all other types of eReaders such as Tablet, Smartphone, PC and Mac computers, etc. If you're using a computer to display the eBooks, I suggest using this app:

Download Link for Kindle eBooks

Download Link for ePub eBooks

Here’s how to download the SWO ebooks: 

- After clicking on the link provided, click to add the SWO ebook(s) to your cart. If you backed for the complete set, just make sure you choose three e-books of the same type – either three ePub or three Kindle

- Click “checkout”. This will take you to the area where you can enter the coupon code that matches the type of eBook you selected. Coupon Codes are being sent to you right now in the Backer Survey. :-)

- Once you enter your coupon code and click "apply", your total will be $0. You will have to enter your email and shipping address for verification, and then click "continue to payment method", but you won't have to enter any credit card info. 

- On this next screen, click "complete order"! You'll be able to click "download now" for each eBook within a few seconds!

These codes are just for you Science Wide Open backers, so please don’t share them with anyone else! :-) And just a heads-up that these codes will expire! 

Science Wide Open Hardcover books

Manufacturing is humming along smoothly. Our manufacturer sent us proofs for all three titles and we couldn't be more thrilled with the vibrancy of the colors and the quality of the printing!

 Signing to approve the proofs!

Our manufacturer's estimate for wrapping up mass production on the hard copies is mid to late-May, then the books will be shipped to our fulfillment center. Processing at the fulfillment center will take a week or so, and then shipping process will begin! Your Science Wide Open books should be on your doorstep by mid to late-June! 

Which brings me to my next thought...

Please fill out your Science Wide Open reward surveys ASAP!

You should see a notification when you log into your Kickstarter with a request for you to fill out your reward survey for Science Wide Open! Filling that out should take you 5 minutes or less, basically you enter your shipping address, phone number, email, and a couple other basic things we need for shipping. This is also where you will find the codes to download the eBooks.

This is THE method to get us your shipping address, so please fill your survey out ASAP! 

25% Off My First Science Textbooks or any of our Science Based Games


Our other set of science books for kids - My First Science Textbooks - shipped out earlier this year and are now available for order!!!

The chemistry content in the books is relatively the same content I'd teach my high school and college students, but simplified WAY down to for kids with plenty of colorful pictures and told through the actions of vibrant characters :-) 


If you're interested, here's a discount code for 25% off any $30/above orders of any of our science themed Books or Games from our website!

25% Discount Code: SWOBackers

Overflowing with appreciation,


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    1. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Aethersteel I just sent you a Kickstarter message so we can figure out what happened!

    2. Aethersteel on

      @john, I filled out my reward survey on May 10th 2017 but I have still not received my hardcover copies of the books. Could you possible check on the status of my shipment?
      Thank you.

    3. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Isabel Happy to sort it out! Looks like what happened is that your address was entered after we sent out the initial shipments of books, but I just sent you a KS message to re-confirm your address and we'll get your books shipped!!

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      Isabel Dahl on

      Hey! I am pretty sure I filled out the survey at some point but never received my code for the ebooks, or the hardcover books. Would be grateful if you could check!


    5. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Rosalie Definitely! I just sent you a Kickstarter message with the details to redeem your ebooks!

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      Rosalie Louey on

      I didn't see the backer emails until today - is it still possible to redeem my SWO e-books?


    7. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Eric @Brian Sure thing! Just checked into it and sent you each a KS message!

    8. Brian K. on

      Hey guys, love if you could check my order as well. Thanks!

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      Eric Kong on

      hi John, checking on my order, too

    10. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Chandra Certainly want to get you your set of books! Looks like your shipping address was entered in Kickstarter after we had already sent the Kickstarter shipping manifest to our fulfillment center, but I added you to today's shipping manifest, so you should get an email soon with your tracking number!!

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      Chandra Segaran on

      Hi guys, just checking on my order

    12. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @All Just an FYI - the download codes for the SWO ebooks are in a Kickstarter message (sent to you on May 10th) and the download links are in the Backer Update above!! The ebook download codes expire July 19th!

    13. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Tina I just sent you the ebook download codes via Kickstarter message!

    14. Tina Li on

      Also need the download codes. I've received the hard copy books but did not realize the download code is part of the survey.

    15. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Susan Sure thing! I just messaged you the ebook download codes from the address survey. We've got roughly 9,000 hardcover books to ship, so our fulfillment center is shipping them out in waves over the next couple weeks! Your books should be on their way soon!

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      Susan H Johnson on

      I never got the coupon for free download either, although I did confirm my mailing address in a survey (but haven't received the books yet). Help, please!

    17. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Anne I just messaged you the download codes again via Kickstarter message! (We had the download codes in the survey, should have made it more clear to copy the codes before completing the survey!)

      @Ken Thanks for checking - that's fine if you download both the epub and the Kindle version!

      @Allan Sorry you got spam called!! That's always annoying. Not connected to your survey response though, fortunately. Kickstarter stores all the info from the surveys is extremely secure!

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      Anne McKee on

      I did the survey but I'm not seeing a discount code for the ebooks anywhere! I don't know if I'm just missing something obvious or it's not there, but I'm anxious to download them.

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      Ken Burwood on

      Filled the survey, but before I redeem the e-book. Will we be able to redeem both kindle and e-pub versions?

      I always like to save each format of the ebooks that I purchase, so that I can use it no matter what device I end up wanting to read on (on in this case, the device my nieces read on, since they are who I got the books for).

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      Allan Kaydee on

      Any one else get spammed by Aussie tablet co (dodgy Indian call centre scam)? As I'm pretty guarded with my phone number and got hit with a scam call not long after registering with genius games.

      Product looks great otherwise. Thanks.

    21. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator

      @Samantha @David All backer surveys have been sent!! Thanks for your patience! It took me a couple minutes to send the update and then send the survey for each reward tier! :-)

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      david arguelles on

      No other Kickstarter message with Coupon Codes for the download yet either.

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      Samantha Sartoris on

      No survey here yet. I'll assume I'm just too quick to it, I happened to be in my email when your latest update rolled in. :)