WoB Talk

October 3, 2014

And That’s $9,350

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 10:07 pm

I’m really quite extraordinarily tired after teaching…and monitoring the Kickstarter’s last few hours…and systematically posting on ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA EVER, so I’ll keep this relatively brief:

1) The campaign is over. We’ve raised $9,350.


3) We hit the first stretch goal (which got us a month’s worth of daily It Never Rains comics) and came close to the second (so I’m just going to give you a second month’s worth of daily It Never Rains comics, since close enough, really).

4) You are all awesome. Thank you for contributing, tweeting, Facebooking, and just generally social-mediaing the living heck out of everything. I think I may have to go easy on the social media for a bit. There is just so very much of it.

5) If you missed the campaign, you still have a chance to order the book. However, I haven’t set up a pre-order page yet because I am incompetent and don’t know how to do that. I’ll ask some friends. In the meantime, if you subscribe to the new West of Bathurst News list, I’ll let you know when it’s possible to pre-order.

6) The latest Kickstarter update is here. It talks a bit about what I’m doing now (i.e., working frantically on the book).

7) So long (for now) and thanks for all the fish (which were delicious)…


October 2, 2014

And that’s $8,500…and 23 hours remaining

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 10:03 pm

Hello, all. This will be a relatively quick note, as I have to finish tomorrow’s It Never Rains comic and clean a small portion of my apartment while listening to some random Internet music. I should also be marking, but that doesn’t seem to be happening at the moment, oddly enough.

The West of Bathurst Kickstarter is into its last day now. It’s just reached its first stretch goal (in fact, it’s now at $8,607) and earned you guys a month’s worth of daily It Never Rains comics (probably in January). The next stretch goal, at $9,500, will get you another month. We may not reach it, but who knows?

As of right now, 79 of you have pledged at the book levels, meaning I’ll need to print at least 85 books (2 for contest winners, 2 for the ISBN people, 2 proofs for me). I was planning to print 100 anyway if we hit $7,500, but since we’ve exceeded that, I’ll probably increase the numbers so that I’ll have some extras to sell to people who missed the Kickstarter or couldn’t spare the money just at the moment. I’m not sure exactly how many I’ll go for in the end (I’ll need to wait for the final numbers), but I do find it interesting that pledges at the paperback and hardcover levels are just about even. I wasn’t sure about doing the split printing, but I think it was the right decision.

Thanks for all the support, everyone. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s grand finale.

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