Why we don't hire people
I would like to make an important statement about some private messages we received. We understand your anger very much about the shipping that is very long to process and I’d like to tell you why we don't hire people for helping us. We are not angry nor sad about these messages but we just want to make some clarifications:
We never imagined getting so much indeed: 160000$, a wonderful amount!
From this amount we really received 145000$ after the fees of Kickstarter.
We had to pay the books and goodies: 50000$
We had to pay the translations and layout : 11000$
We had to pay the customs: 5000$
We had to pay the shipping supplies (bubble, cardboard, tape): 5000$
We have to pay every month a storage: so far 3000$
We had to pay Backerkit for their software of organization: 3000$
And we are also using this amount for the shipping: 50000$
Ok, let’s do the math now, we still have in the piggy box: 18000$ !!!!
I forgot to mention the tax we had to pay on this huge amount early 2017… well. Above all we never count in $ the time and care we, Margo and I, put in this.
We put in sleep the Etsy shop for focusing on you during one year, and meanwhile we had to eat, and pay our bills like everyone else. We haven’t been able to make any conventions because we didn’t want anyone getting the books before you (Except just one in Bulgaria last August).
So, I’m sorry, no, we can’t hire someone to help us, we just can’t. We live also in the countryside and not a lot people will make the move just for our pretty eyes to be paid a ridiculous fees if we could afford it.
We really do care about you and we are processing your books one time at a time with a lot of love and care, this is all I will say. You will have your book my friends. So please be patient ! You’ll have what you pledged for.
We do accept volunteers though to finish the duty! We will be happy to feed you and to give you a little space to sleep in the studio!
Be positive !! Your time will come !!
Good Karma to you ALL - Margo & JB
PS: PLEASE USA read this: We still need you to confirm your address and that YOU TELL US everything is up to date! We need your green light to make the shipping to the right address. So many of you told us they moved and their Backerkit account was not updated. We are glad we asked! No loss, just happy readers! This is all we want!!