Exciting news! The Kickstarter campaign to help fund the print publication of The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests launches today! This project has been an ongoing labour of love for me, and it's now time to bring it to fruition with the print edition of the book. If you're interested in acquiring your own copy, this is your chance!
Please visit the project page for The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests on Kickstarter.com to learn more and view the video for the book (it includes a sneak peek at the interior pages!)
The campaign will run for 30 days, and I would be grateful for your support in reaching the target goal of $5000. The money raised will help to fund a large print run to produce the 36-page book in hardcover with beautiful matte finishes. Kickstarter backers can select from rewards packages that include first-edition copies of the hardcover book, as well as packages that include a PDF of the ebook, commemorative stickers, mini-bookmarks, greeting cards, and posters.
Also, if you could help me spread the word by sharing this post, that would be fantastic!
For anyone unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a rewards-based crowdfunding website that helps fund the projects of independent creators through rallying the support of individuals like you. If people like a project, they can pledge money to help make it happen—and in return, select from a variety of tiered rewards packages. In this case, most of the rewards packages include at least one hardcover copy of The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests, as well as other commemorative items.
Project creators set a funding goal and deadline for the project, and projects must meet their fundraising goals in order to receive any money (it's all or nothing!) Backers will only be charged if a campaign successfully reaches its target.
How to Pledge
In order to pledge, visit this link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192075774/the-bewundering-world-of-bewilderbeests Be sure to watch the video, and scroll down for more information about the project itself. The breakdown of the rewards packages is available on the right side of the page.
To make a contribution and select a rewards package, you will need to set up a Kickstarter account by selecting "Sign Up" near the top of the page and entering your information. Be sure you're logged in, then on the project page click on the green "Back This Project" button. On the next page you enter your pledge amount and select your reward tier. If the reward you choose involves shipping, you will be prompted to include this additional amount in your pledge. After you select "Continue to next step", you'll be asked to confirm your payment details. You'll be asked for your credit card information, but your card will only be charged if the project is successfully funded.