In response to a couple of emails I've received, I realized there may be some confusion regarding the kickstarter.com project around the launch of my first book.
Question: If the project doesn't fully fund will we still get the books?
Yes, you can get them, but you'll have to use traditional venues such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. (After the book publishes)
Question: Will I need to add postage for each edition of the print book?
If you live inside the US or Canada, I've added to the pledge to include the postage. If you live outside the US, then a little will need to be added to cover the difference.
Question: Can I still get the book signed by you?
Sure, but you'll need to send it to me, then I, back to you. The postage will be more because it travels more.
Question: If the full $5K amount isn't raised, will you not publish? This is the most important question and the most important answer...
I'll still publish. The first book has been funded and almost ready to launch, however, retail venues do not pay authors as books sell. I have to wait 3 or 4 months to receive payment so it will delay book two and three before release. The funds from kickstarter,(besides funding pledge fulfillment) will be used to launch the second book right on the heels of book one.
Question: Do you receive the full amount from Kickstarter?
Kickstarter keeps a small portion as does Amazon for processing the pledges.
Question: If I pledge, when is my payment processed?
It will process at the end date of the project and ONLY IF THE PROJECT REACHES GOAL. Kickstarter is an all or nothing proposition
Question: If it the project doesn't reach goal, will I still get the books?
Your pledge won't process, so you won't have purchased the books. You can still get them later, as mentioned above. There is no risk to pledge. IF project reaches goal, you WILL get the reward attached to it.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me on kickstarter.com, my blog, DM on twitter or through my gmail accounts.
Thanks you! Help me get this fulfilled so I can get Don't Forget to Remember Me to you sooner!! I'll have a cover for you in a day or two. :-)
Love and Peace...