so we're one week into our first ever kickstarter campaign to raise money for the print run of future present - a zine that has 14 contributions exploring a better world. it's going to be full colour and look and feel great. i'm excited about it. it turns out the kickstarter thing is fun, addictive and nerve racking in equal measue.
the fun part is simply seeing what happens - knowing you are putting something out there and hoping this will enable it to become something real.
the addictive part is the temptation to keep looking to see if anyone else has pledged to buy one or more - i've had to shut the page down in my browser!
the nerve racking part is whether we will make it - it's all or nothing in that if we raise the money we're good to go. if not zilch!
the good news is we are on the eight day of 30, now have over 100 backers and are more than halfway to the target which feels amazing. but we want to keep it moving forwards and need your help.
i have three hunches -
- that there are loads of people who have seen it and think i'll do that and haven't yet got round to it - if that's you then please get round to it!
- that lots of people think that the campaign is asking for a gift - it isn't. it's asking for you to pre-order a copy. plus it's postage free and as good a price as you'll get. the larger pledges are really good deals especially if you are not in the uk. so why wait?
- the third is that there are lots of people who haven't yet heard about it because we all live in small worlds. we're shouting about it in our small world but please let people know in your world too and spread the word
thank you if you've read this far! if you want a simple take on what future present is about it is these three steps above...