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Geesh, this is exciting!  I want to get back to my fields - but I just have to witness it making the $100K mark - so someone throw in that cupla' hunrid' so I can get back to work!!!
 
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to get to the kickstarter    




   click here!






 
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Lyda Eagle wrote:
Imagine "Standing Ovation" right here :-)




Like this?

(go to 2:38:30)


LOL love it!
YES!!!  like that ,,,only add many more people!  
That is the first vid I ever watch of yours :-)   I was hooked.

I just checked $99,331  YiPEE!!
 
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See how it switched from days to hours?

 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.



all of the above I hope.
I can't get a pdf to work on any of my gadgets and it does not convert well to my kindle by any software I can access.  
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.



all of the above I hope.
I can't get a pdf to work on any of my gadgets and it does not convert well to my kindle by any software I can access.  



Have you tried sending it to your @kindle.com email address with "convert" as the subject line?  I've done this a bunch with PDF's I want to read on my kindle.
 
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r ranson wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.



all of the above I hope.
I can't get a pdf to work on any of my gadgets and it does not convert well to my kindle by any software I can access.  



Have you tried sending it to your @kindle.com email address with "convert" as the subject line?  I've done this a bunch with PDF's I want to read on my kindle.



I haven't tried it in the last few months.  The results were pretty poor for me.

There seems to be two types of PDF.  One type sees the text as text.  These translate okay, but I still find a lot of errors and it difficult to scroll through.  The other type of PDF sees the text as another picture.  These don't translate so well.  
But it might be better now.  I'll give it a try.

Still... people will pay more money for an ebook that is already in the correct format than one they have to fiddle with.  
 
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if I did the math right, there is less than US$ 230 until the audiobook
 
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$99,866
getting so close to the Audible book!!

99,921  oh oh oh......
 
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Holy cow!

 
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How many people are watching it so they can try to be the first person to post $100,000?  If you are, give this post a thumbs up :)
 
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Right Freakin' On!!!

Back to work for me - if only I could listen to that audio book........
 
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$100006! Congrats!
 
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$100,006!




 
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What got us to cross the line was somebody upgrading their backer level!

 
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Yipee!!!
Permies !Rock!!



Next 180,000 +
 
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Woo hoo!!!

 
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Woohooohh finally!

I was starting to feel like me and the refresh button was into some kind of weird intense suffocating relationship...
 
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i am working on writing the update and I need to embed these two videos here so i can grab images and mash them into the update:



 
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(to go with the "Holy Guacamole"....congrats guys!!!)
 
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The update is sent.  

I need to think about how to make smaller updates.  :)

 
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Oh my goodness!!! Yippee!!! Congratulations Paul and Shawn!!!  
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I wonder how many books, total, have been ... uh .... "pre-ordered?"  so far ...

$10 level - 2 ebooks, 319 backers = 638

$15 - 1 physical book, 508 backers = 508

$25 - 2 physical books or 6 ebooks.  Let's say 1 physical book and 3 ebooks on average, so 4 books and 297 backers = 1188

$60 - 12 at 51 = 612

$80 - 24 at 18 = 432

$100 - 24 at 47 = 1128

the rest - 24 @ 41 = 984



5490 books!






For fun I just redid the tally of books sold using your same estimates for each funding level.   The total comes to....


13,779 books sold!

 
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Hi Paul,

I have a question.  I am going to upgrade to the $100 level but I was looking at the $150 and $200.  Now here it's the rub. I already own the rocket DVDs (8) and the rocket oven DVD, but I would like to get the PDC and ATC stuff that is offered at the $200 price point.  Would it be possible for me to swap out the pdc/atcat material at the $150 pledge point.  This kind of thing I'd a bit of an issue for those of USD who have a substantial investment already in permies STUFF.

Sincerely,

Ralph
 
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Ralph Kettell wrote:I have a question.  I am going to upgrade to the $100 level but I was looking at the $150 and $200.  Now here it's the rub. I already own the rocket DVDs (8) and the rocket oven DVD, but I would like to get the PDC and ATC stuff that is offered at the $200 price point.  Would it be possible for me to swap out the pdc/atcat material at the $150 pledge point.  This kind of thing I'd a bit of an issue for those of USD who have a substantial investment already in permies STUFF.



Ralph, the rocket mass heater stuff will be given as gift codes, so you will be able to give them to somebody else.

But, no, there is no swap.  

Your choice is to back at the $100 level and then buy, the PDC/ATC stuff separately at the regular price ... OR ...  get the same thing for the same price through the kickstarter and end up with bonus rocket mass heater stuff you can give to somebody else.

 
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$101,491!




 
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13,779 books sold!



Spiffy!   That's blowing away the new york times bestseller list stuff!
 
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$102,071!





 
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I don't know if this was already addressed, but at $100K a new $40 reward was to be made to include the audio book.  I have several people who want this and are waiting to pledge for it.  Is it happening?
 
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Joe chiarelli wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.



Thanks for the quick response. Hope you offer Mobi

If you purchase the Physical Book is the eBook included? Id like to support this cause but I need to make sure I can read it.



I'm another that favors my Kindle.
 
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r ranson wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.



all of the above I hope.
I can't get a pdf to work on any of my gadgets and it does not convert well to my kindle by any software I can access.  



Have you tried sending it to your @kindle.com email address with "convert" as the subject line?  I've done this a bunch with PDF's I want to read on my kindle.



I haven't tried it in the last few months.  The results were pretty poor for me.

There seems to be two types of PDF.  One type sees the text as text.  These translate okay, but I still find a lot of errors and it difficult to scroll through.  The other type of PDF sees the text as another picture.  These don't translate so well.  
But it might be better now.  I'll give it a try.

Still... people will pay more money for an ebook that is already in the correct format than one they have to fiddle with.  



PDF's don't translate well to Kindle format.  I've tried it a number of different ways, and it just doesn't work out well.  Technically, a Kindle can render a PDF directly, but in order to look at it without having to scroll left and right to read the text, you have to have the really big Kindle.
 
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r ranson wrote:

Kyle Bob wrote:

r ranson wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.



all of the above I hope.
I can't get a pdf to work on any of my gadgets and it does not convert well to my kindle by any software I can access.  



Have you tried sending it to your @kindle.com email address with "convert" as the subject line?  I've done this a bunch with PDF's I want to read on my kindle.



I haven't tried it in the last few months.  The results were pretty poor for me.

There seems to be two types of PDF.  One type sees the text as text.  These translate okay, but I still find a lot of errors and it difficult to scroll through.  The other type of PDF sees the text as another picture.  These don't translate so well.  
But it might be better now.  I'll give it a try.

Still... people will pay more money for an ebook that is already in the correct format than one they have to fiddle with.  



This worked better than last time I tried.  I also got a kindle update at the same time.  Maybe that made a difference.

Still some issues with formatting, but getting better.
 
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More records will fall....$377 $322 from Paul's previous best kickstarter!  

Just $270 $215 from the micro docs stretch goal!!!
 
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$105,095
Another goal achieved!!!
 
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Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:



Now that I can do (bumping my pledge up to the $40 level, I mean). What time does the kickstarter close on Friday? Oh, and congratu-frickin-lations!

-CK
 
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Does this go past the highest previous kickstarter?
$105,225
 
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$105,406!!!



This is Paul's most funded kickstarter ever!



And we still have a couple of days left!
 
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