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$3,626
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
134
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 3 2013 7:30 PM UTC +00:00

Concession Speech

Posted by Amy Leigh Strickland (Creator)
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I haven't done my concession speech yet, because I've been cooking up some things to thank y'all. The simple fact is that we cannot create the book without the funds; the majority of what we hoped to raise was to pay these authors, who work full time, for their articles. 

That said, I know that y'all were interested in hearing from us, and so I want to give you something for your time and effort (and promises of money if we had funded). Over the next few weeks I'll be gathering together a few resources to help you out.

On January 11, the real treat will take place. We'll be doing a Google Hangout On Air with (most of) the authors who signed on for this book. I'll post an official backers-only update once that is set in stone to take your publishing-related questions for the e-panel.

Until then, thank you. Stay tuned for goodies.

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    1. Amy Leigh Strickland 4-time creator on

      Thanks, Craig. Unfortunately, this project already failed once in August, so this is going to be in for a while. If we come back, it will not be until well into 2014.

    2. Craig Patchett on

      Kickstarter is rich with stories of projects that have failed then re-launched to become successful. Take a break, regroup, learn from your losses, gather momentum, generate interest, and come back after the holidays. People will have holiday cash to spend and you'll be in a better position to help them spend it!

    3. Marlena Harris
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      Another possibility (that probably won't work, but I figure it's worth at least suggesting) is setting a goal based off paying a smaller number of the authors and having the other ones as stretch goals. It would have to be pretty specific. "Okay, here's what you get if you reach the original goal, but if you get this much more than this author will write this article." Or maybe have people vote on what they want the next article to be out of those hoped for. The more involved you can get people the more invested they get. Another kickstarter I back recently was going through it's second attempt. In their first attempt they could reach their $10K goal (made it to 8K). In their second attempt they added content (in this case minitures) for every $1K they reached passed their new $5K goal. They ended up with nearly $13K. They say to not go below the bare minimum you need, because often you will barely reach your goal, but I've seen stepping stones make a huge difference. Obviously if you can't do it without fewer then what you have, you can't, but if you can, maybe the stepping stone approach would work.

      I'd still love to see this book come about, but I understand if this is it (for kickstarter and other crowdfunding). If I had the money, I would fund it myself, but I don't so that's not an option. Good luck with the Google Hangout thing. If I am able, I will check it out and I'll try and come up with good questions to ask.

    4. Amy Leigh Strickland 4-time creator on

      Hey Amber, yes that has been suggested, but there is a major problem with that. If I take even a penny promising this project, and then can't afford to pay the writers, that would be a major problem.

    5. Amber
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      on

      Would Indiegogo perhaps be a better alternative for this project? I know they have an option where the project can be paid for, whether or not it reaches it's full goal.