Clearing up the $$$ Confusion About Kickstarter
One of my backers informed me that the money part of this thing called Kickstarter was confusing, so I thought I would answer her question here for everyone to read.
1. When will the funds be deducted from my bank account?
The money you pledge will not be removed from your account until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2012, and they will ONLY be deducted if we raise the entire $4000. If (when!) we raise all the funds, the money will be transferred to my account minus the administrative charges that Kickstarter earns. I will then be able to use that money for the printing, shipping, and editing costs of publishing my first novel.
Any other questions or confusing things I can clear up? Ask away!
Remember, we are only at $350 of the $4000 target. If $4000 isn't raised, I will get $0 and will not be publishing print editions of my novel.
THANK YOU, and please help me keep spreading the word by sharing this link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shawndrarussell/publishing-my-first-novel-couple-friends
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