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$456
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 12 2019

About

Yes! We got the book done early, so...

We're not going ahead with the kickstarter. 

If you would like to BUY a copy of the book or ebook, we've moved the process over to https://markbinder.com/misadventures/

It's already available for preorder on Amazon!  <-- Click here!

It will be available in print and stores early Autumn 2019, and on GooglePlayBooks, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and more.

I want to thank all the early backers who pledged and supported the project.

CONFESSION: I don't know what I was thinking when I started this Kickstarter… Oh, yeah, that it would bring me loads of publicity, street cred, and advance sales. What I quickly learned was that I really don't want to badger and harass all my friends, relatives and "social" contacts. 

It felt a lot like a cross between coercion and begging. It's not that I don't believe in the book. I do. It's great, and I know that you'll enjoy reading it.

But, to be honest, we never "needed" the Kickstarter to make it happen. We'd scheduled the for a fall 2019 release, and (as a long-time journalist and publisher) I never miss a deadline.So, rather than "backing the project" I invite you to simply buy the book. You can pre-order your advance copies now. We've added a softcover edition, and kept  the limited edition signed and numbered hardcover available only on my website (https://markbinder.com/misadventures). You'll still be the first! And, if we get enough pre-orders, we might even make the stickers.  

Soon THE MISADVENTURES OF RABBI KIBBITZ AND MRS. CHAIPUL will be available on any number of other online stores in print and digital form. And of course, it will be out in books stores sometime this fall. 

Want to read a sample?  bit.ly/misadventures-sample 

BACKGROUND

It was Wednesday morning, back in the day, I was the editor of The Rhode Island Jewish Herald. The paper had to be locked up at noon. And a cub reporter didn't submit their story!

Ever seen a "hole" in a newspaper? No! Because blank pages are wastes of space. We had a problem. For about 10 minutes.

Then, sat down and wrote my first "Life in Chelm" story. Over the years I've written and published hundreds of these tales. Now it's time to collect a few into THE MISADVENTURES OF RABBI KIBBITZ AND MRS. CHAIPUL.

Is THE MISADVENTURES a just story collection? No. It's more! It's a "novel of stories" -- which is a form I invented. Each story stands on its own, but if you read it in order, an entire novel unfolds. 

Coming soon…
Coming soon…

Risks and challenges

None -- it's done! ;-)
In terms of producing the book? There's NO risk involved. This project IS happening.
Yes, I want your help and support, but if you know me and my work, I make things happen. It's in the pipeline.
The only questions are:
- How large a print run can we afford?
- How many people will hear about it?

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    You're a credit!

    At the end of this project, you'll get a story emailed to you. The exact story is a SURPRISE.
    You'll also be mentioned in the ebook credits!

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    Chelmner

    You're a fan of Chelm, the village of fools.
    We'll send you a big CHELM sticker!
    We're still waiting on the graphic design. Probably it'll be oval, like one of those airport stickers… Not that Chelm actually has an airport.

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    The BOOK is the thing. Nicely printed. Good feel.
    You'll get a signed and printed first edition!
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    Bibliophile / Collector

    You'll get a signed copy of a limited edition hardcover edition of THE MISADVENTURES
    We're only making 100 of these!

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    Bundle it up!

    You want it all! You'll get the signed hardcover edition, plus the ebook!
    And of course you'll be mentioned in the ebook credits.

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    Generous Gift Giver

    Perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa presents!
    Get one to keep, one to give away.
    You'll get TWO signed copies of THE MISADVENTURES!
    One to keep and one to give away.
    And 4 stickers. Because maybe you have a horse?

    BONUS: For every extra $30 you donate, you'll get an extra copy of the book and 2 stickers. (But you'll only pay one flat shipping fee!)
    BONUS BONUS: If you donate $300, we'll send you 11 copies and 30 stickers! Got 10 friends?

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    Mensch

    You know that you want it. You know you'll enjoy it.
    You'll get 10 copies. One will be signed and numbered (for you). The rest? Give them away! (To friends, families, organizations, hospitals, senior centers… wherever).

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