THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! Okay, with that excited shouting out of the way lets get down to business. Again, thank you for your help and enthusiasm that has made Quiet Courage’s 1st Edition such a success! With your help I’ve been able to raise enough money to print 200 books! SWEET SORKA that’s a lot of books.
I just have to pause a moment to reflect on that number. Have I mentioned to you guys how thankful I am for all of you?
Okay. To my backers expect some surveys along with a backer only update coming your way in the next few days. There will be a few questions for my own records (and because I’m curious of course) as well as a request for shipping information. Please at least reply with your shipping info. I will be shipping everything together, so please be patient in receiving your rewards.
Here’s a rough breakdown of where these funds will be going:
Total funds raised: $1761.00
Additional outside backing: $500.00
Total amount: $2,261.00
–$250.00 will be spent purchasing ISBNs for both the paperback and hand-bound hardcover editions of Quiet Courage.
–$1759.50 will be spent on printing cost (excluding initial shipping costs to me)
– The remaining $251.50 will be split between out of country shipping costs (for a number of orders) and printing costs for all bookmarks and reward prints. Any additional money left over after that will go to purchasing initial supplies for the ten hand-bound editions for backer rewards.
Here’s a better timeline of everything including a basic breakdown of the work ahead of me.
Provided there are no unforeseen hiccups I should have:
~Everything ready to ship off to the printers by Friday August 2nd, 2013 at the latest. I will try my hardest to have it done before that but definitely not before that preceding Tuesday (the 30th).
-That breaks down to about two header illustrations a day.
-It also leaves two weeks to finish the two new full page illustrations and the spread. All of which have been started. All illustrations will be in full color and also released with the new ebook edition as such.
~Full color print rewards as well as bookmarks will be printed within the week of Sunday August 4th – Saturday August 10th.
~The ebook re-release (possibly even including mobile compatibility for your smartphone) will begin production the week of Sunday August 11th. And should be completed in time to “ship” with the rest of the books.
~The books should be here by the week of Monday August 19th. That’s not a definite date by the way, just my guestimate. I’ll be updating with an actual arrival date once I have one.
~Shipping of rewards will begin as soon as all components will be in so expect me to start shipping to US and global backers (provided I have your shipping information and any additional shipping costs for those across the border or pond) by Tuesday August 20th. Again this is a tentative date and may change as I get the actual shipping and production times. Actual shipping times may vary as I am shipping by myself plus any volunteers I can wrangle together.
~Production of the 10 Hardcover, hand-bound copies of Quiet Courage for all of those backers who are receiving the $50 reward tier will begin by Sunday Sept, 1st and be shipped as they are completed. Your bookmarks will ship with the initial shipping. So you’ll have that first.
And that’s basically it for a rough timeline. Please note that things will be subject to change as time goes on and dates might alter slightly. There will be updates both here and at the kickstarter page as things progress so keep an eye out on both as well as on my facebook (facebook.com/PatrickHarrisonIllustration) and twitter (@evendarart).
Thank you again everyone. I’ll be over here now painting and struggling to be worthy of your guys support.
Again, backers be on the lookout for surveys and a more specific update for your good selves.
Till next time my ducks!
~Patrick, the awestruck and humbled littlest author.