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This project was successfully funded on July 23, 2011.
We did it!
I'm humbled and ecstatic.
Thanks to you, Smells Like Rock Radio will get published. Seems only fitting that the book got funded on Q101's final day on the air.
This was a team effort. All I did was post the idea on Kickstarter; it was *you* who took the idea and shared it with the world through Facebook, Twitter, blog postings, etc. Thank you for your belief in this project.
What's next? Eight more days of pledges and funding. All extra money paid will go to make the product better (see the project's FAQ section for more). Once payments are made, I'll start sending out those things that I can send out. For those backers whose rewards are specific to the book, you'll have to wait until it's finished!
That leads me to my next point: how long will it take to write and publish the book? It's hard to say, though it certainly won't be a fast process. I'll be conducting a lot of interviews over the next 6-8 months, to get myself to a point where I have enough of a foundation to start crafting the book. Once the book's written, it will have to be edited, formatted, and designed. Simply put, I'm managing expectations; this process will take time.
Once work begins, I pledge to keep you posted of my progress. Backers may even get to see some raw interview copy before it's spliced into the book.
The time capsule is being built. Time to pour our memories into it.
We did it. Viva Q101!