ONE. MILLION. DOLLARS.
140 days after the launch of our Kickstarter campaign Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls hit $1 MILLION in pre-orders!!!
In this update:
- Data about this unbelievable community
- Elena's grandmother receiving press tests in a remote Tuscan village
- New cool features of the book
- A timeline!
Let's be clear about this. You did this. You made this a record-breaking, history-making, mind-bending success. And you know who you are. But who are the others? How many of them are out there? Where do they come from?
To date, between Kickstarter and InDemand (where you can still order "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" and get it in time for Christmas) we are a community of
WOW! It sure sounds like a revolution in the making, doesn't it?
90% of you have filled out the surveys! Oh yeah! This also means that there are 1,250 backers who still have not completed their survey. If you're among them, go ahead and fill it out! You can also add more copies of the book or more posters or tattoos...
Have you lost your survey? Click HERE to find it.
For those of you who need to update their address, you can do it until the end of September!
2. ELENA'S (REBEL) GRANDMOTHER
We're back in LA now, but up until a few days ago we were in the Tuscan countryside working on the book from Elena's village. Now, this place is so remote and free from distractions that it is a challenge to get mail there. The only address that seems to work is Elena's grandmother's house. We gave her address to the printing company and they sent the press test there. The thing is, it comes in a big tube which is not a format nonna Giovanna usually receives her mail in. So this is what happened.
But what was inside the tube?
We chose the most expensive paper: Lynx #80, uncoated. It's amazing to touch (rougher than coated paper) and great with the colors. You're going to love it!!!
3. NEW COOL FEATURES OF THE BOOK
Yes, we had already promised you a lot of cool stuff (tattoos, poster, audio book, ebook...) but hey, you rebels showed us so much love that we just can't stop adding awesomeness to the book.
So here's what's new:
- The book will be slightly bigger: 7 x 9.5 inches! We just realized it would be better to give more space to the amazing portraits the artists created.
- It will have a ribbon!!!
- The cover will be debossed! We saw a book in a bookshop and we loved the touch and feel of it and said: hey, this would make holding Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls so much nicer: let's do it!
We had told you we were going to be in Italy on a creative retreat to finish the book. Well, the book is finished and now we're back in LA.
We just sent the pdf to the proofreader for the first pass, we're doing some tweaking with the design of the title pages, and on September 19th we will send the final file to the printer in Canada!
The books will be all printed by October 25th and by October 31st they will arrive to the fulfillment center in Chicago. From there, they will start shipping. All the books will be shipped within the first two weeks of November, so that you'll have them by end of November, as planned.
In any case, we will give you new updates as things keep moving forward!
This is all for now!!! Let your friends know about Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls:
Click to tweet about our mind-blowing 1 MILLION milestone! (can edit before sending)
Take care of each other and...
Elena & Francesca