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Old 04-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong section to put this in, but I thought this was neat and wanted to share. Over at Kickstarter, some authors are putting together funding for a fantasy anthology that looks good, and has some good authors attached to it. It's called Tales of the Emerald Serpent, and it has about 1400.00$ and 12 days left to go.
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...world-mosaic-a

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, you can choose an amount to pledge, with rewards for different amounts. Your credit card is only billed if the project gets pledged enough. I put in for the 5$ amount, the reward for which is a non drm ebook copy. My reasoning is if it falls through, it doesn't cost me anything, if it goes through, well, i'd gladly pay 5 bucks for that book anyway. Win-win!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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You amount total is incorrect. That title has this much pledged:

$8,655
pledged of $10,000 goal
11 days to go.

Remember: This is for a title that is NOT yet available. If the goal is not reached, the book will be unavailable.



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You amount total is incorrect. That title has this much pledged:

$8,655
pledged of $10,000 goal
11 days to go.


Remember: This is for a title that is NOT yet available. If the goal is not reached, the book will be unavailable.



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Unless it changed his numbers are correct....about $1400 ($1345 if you want to be technical) and 12 days LEFT TO GO. Which, is the difference between your numbers and $10,000
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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Unless it changed his numbers are correct....about $1400 ($1345 if you want to be technical) and 12 days LEFT TO GO. Which, is the difference between your numbers and $10,000
No, actually the Doctor is correct (cut and paste)

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Presumably, also, the book won't be available, because no one will write any stories for it, unless it presells enough...
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:09 AM   #6
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No, actually the Doctor is correct (cut and paste)
How is approx. $8600 funded out of $10K not approx. "1400.00$... left to go" as the OP said? As far as I can tell, the OP's math is spot-on.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:30 AM   #7
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Less than a $1,000 to go now, including $5 of me own. Thanks Pete 731



If anyone's interested in old-school RPGs you can also help fund Wasteland 2, the sequel to the grandaddy of the Fallout Series.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:43 AM   #8
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Um...not really. Not this time.

I actually like the whole Kickstarter thing. My good friend Nigel McGuiness hit is $32,000 mark in only 3 DAYS to make his documentary. He's at $45,000 right now.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-of-mcguinness

This whole project will bring a tear to my eye, as he is one of the most deserving guys in the wrestling business, and a class act stand up guy.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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Hi everybody, sorry I was unclear, I did mean 10,000-8,655.00 = 1,400.00(ish) left. Also, I probably should have said that I don't have any affiliation with the project, just like how it sounded. That said, I just checked, and it is funded! So presumably the project is a go and everyone that funded it will be getting whatever level of reward they signed up for. One thing that I am unclear on, it says that there is 8 days left, if someone pledges now, do they still A. accept the pledge, and B. give the reward? Tried reading on the kickstarter site, but it wasn't clear. Not a big deal, more me being curious
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #10
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Yes, those who pledge now still get a book.

If they get to $15K by the end date, you'll get two books (and another for each $5K above that). So, it does pay to go ahead and get in now (guaranteed one book, possibility of two or more).
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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A shame that it's not part of the Kicking it Forward movement, otherwise I would definitely participate.

(Kicking it Forward participants agree to donate 5% of profits to other projects.)
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Sometimes I think that the project organizers should give more thought as to the practicality of the reward levels.

I'd have cheerfully paid a certain amount extra for the behind-the-scenes making-of PDF bonus offered at one of the upper pledge tiers, but I don't want an art print or bookmarks and I certainly don't want to spend an extra $10 for international shipping for that clutter I don't want.

It would seem that putting in digital-only options at the lower tiers would make more sense.

Anyway, I just put in $5 for the basic e-book option. It doesn't look like they're likely to raise the extra $2000 needed to reach the bonus 2nd anthology goal in the 11 hours remaining, but who knows?
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