Thursday, June 21, 2012

In these final days, a surprise announcement!



We are nearing the end of our wild Kickstarter adventure!

There are only five days left in the campaign and we are a mere $1,248 away from reaching our second goal of $10,000!

(HA, "mere" $1,248. That still seems like a whole heckuva lot!)

Recall that if we reach $10,000, all the backers will receive an ebook copy of the second Dark & Light book!

At this juncture it is customary among successful Kickstarter projects to start offering more or bigger rewards in an attempt to encourage backers to upgrade to the next bracket. With that in mind, I have been toying with the idea of creating stickers or T-shirts or something else with images from the book, but nothing ever felt right. This isn't a typical Kickstarter project and my backers didn't give for typical reasons. Unless I'm greatly mistaken, they gave out of compassion and hope and a desire to help my family start a new chapter in our lives, not for stuff.

So I'm going to do the same. I told you that my ultimate dream for this book is not only to help Malachi but to help other kids with disabilities. To that end, I pledge to donate at least 10 percent of the profits from each copy of Dark & Light to helping children with special needs — most likely in the form of scholarships to receive ABM lessons. Please don't ask me to tell you exactly what that will look like right now; I'm having a hard enough time just keeping up with this Kickstarter! But I feel enormously lucky and grateful to have all of your support and I know so many children who could benefit from a little extra help themselves. I'd love to be able to pay it forward.

If you haven't backed our Kickstarter yet, here's one more reason to! If you have, please consider matching my pledge by adding 10 percent to your donation (click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the main page) and asking your friends to back the book. Each new copy sold means an approximately $1 donation to another special needs kid!

And if you really want stickers, let me know. We can probably make that happen, too. :)

8 comments:

  1. Hello from ICLW - looks like you more than made your goal - congrats!

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  2. That is super awesome! I hope you have continued success with your endeavor and that your book is successful beyond your dreams! Sending some love from ICLW!

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  3. This is a great project and I'm so happy to hear you have exceeded your goal! I shared your project on my Friday Features today and hope you will reach your next milestone. As a pediatric OT, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book! The high contrast is just wonderful!
    ~Abby
    http://pediatricotblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's fabulous! Thanks!

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  4. Hoping that you would do fantastic with the project and raise enough money for your precious kid.


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