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I wish I could give more. Small pension, big dogs. Do the mathS
 
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...can you switch it to live video?



Wish I knew how!
 
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So what, book tour next?

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Chris Kott wrote:So what, book tour next?

-CK



Nap first.
 
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30 minutes left!
 
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People on facebook, could you give this link a like? LINK facebook only puts on people's timelines links that get likes or shares. I'd love to see more people knowing that it's the end of the kickstarter!
 
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$152,562!


 
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I added 25.00 more in hopes a few more of us would in the 100 and up group.
 
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$153,179!




 
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Just a little over $1500 needed in these last minutes for the next goal.  Can we do it?
 
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$153,426




 
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I wish we'd get that 155K goal. (more is allowed too off course )

So if you'd excuse me please, I'm gonna change my pledge.

So that's gonna be 275usd ... So if you don't hear from me anymore its cause my wife killed me ok. It was a pleasure being here.
 
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Its the final countdown!
 
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Taking time out from my bobcat rental to see the end! Congratulations!
 
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Congrats Paul and Shawn! Amazing job!
 
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...we now return you to your regular scheduled life already in progress.
 
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$153,983!




2768 backers!



0 seconds to go!
 
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Congratz! Sorry i failed in doing what kickstarter told me to do... 21 seconds was to short to let my friends know... ;-)
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I watched the countdown and then it did a sort of confetti fireworks display.  Did anybody else see that?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I watched the countdown and then it did a sort of confetti fireworks display.  Did anybody else see that?



Yeah that was fun!
 
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I'm so happy for you all - for US all! And in addition, after having to drink so much wine to wait for the final results (we were in a bar - see above) we wobbled home on our bicycles only to have our path crossed by a lone Jabal√≠.  First I have seen for a while. Glorious.
 
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What an Incredible Kickstarter!!!
So happy to be a part of it.
Congrats to everyone involved.
Especially Paul and Shawn!
Looking very forward to getting the book
and all the goodies too!!


Yes I saw the fireworks too.
 
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Do it again!!   Do it again!!
 
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I had upped my pledge from $10 to $100 and got confirmation from Kickstarter, but the email that the book was funded says I only pledged $10.  Anyone?

Holly
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I watched the countdown and then it did a sort of confetti fireworks display.  Did anybody else see that?



Yeah, I saw that too!
 
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The fireworks were cool paul
 
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Congrats to all!  It looks like it's highly placed in the nonfiction publishing section for the best kickstarters in both "most funded" and "most backed"!
 
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Soooooooo happy!
 
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Holly Wiebe wrote:I had upped my pledge from $10 to $100 and got confirmation from Kickstarter, but the email that the book was funded says I only pledged $10.  Anyone?

Holly



This is the thing that was in shawn's video.  

About half the people that changed their backer level, ended up pledgin $100, but their backer level is still set to the lower level.     That's why we were mentioning it in every update email.  

Don't worry - we will get everything sorted out in the end.   It's just that the mis-matches will be processed later than the matches.



 
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the world needs this book.

Thank you everyone who made this possible.

Thank you Paul, for the idea!
Thank you Shawn, for making it happen!
Thank you Tracy, for making beautiful pictures and graphics stuff behind the scenes!
Thank you Loved ones of Paul, Shawn, and Tracy for supporting them through this emotional time.  You don't know what a Fuck Tonne of work looks like until you do a Kickstarter.  This was phenomenal!
Thank you Secret Volunteers for doing the top secret, behind the scenes stuff that no one notices because you did an amazing job getting it right!
Thank you, everyone, who contributed to the rewards!  F'in awesome stuff!
Thank you Permies Staff for offering support and keeping permies running smoothly!
Thank you to the permies community for spreading the word!
Thank you everyone who spread the word!
Thank you to everyone and anyone else I forgot to put on this list!

Thank you to everyone who pledged and made this project possible!
 
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So excited and happy about this book!

 
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r ranson wrote:the world needs this book.

Thank you everyone who made this possible.

Thank you Paul, for the idea!
Thank you Shawn, for making it happen!
Thank you Tracy, for making beautiful pictures and graphics stuff behind the scenes!
Thank you Loved ones of Paul, Shawn, and Tracy for supporting them through this emotional time.  You don't know what a Fuck Tonne of work looks like until you do a Kickstarter.  This was phenomenal!
Thank you Secret Volunteers for doing the top secret, behind the scenes stuff that no one notices because you did an amazing job getting it right!
Thank you, everyone, who contributed to the rewards!  F'in awesome stuff!
Thank you Permies Staff for offering support and keeping permies running smoothly!
Thank you to the permies community for spreading the word!
Thank you everyone who spread the word!
Thank you to everyone and anyone else I forgot to put on this list!

Thank you to everyone who pledged and made this project possible!



Fabulously said Raven!
 
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I estimate that we pre-sold 21,695 books.  

 
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paul wheaton wrote:I estimate that we pre-sold 21,695 books.  



A rounder number would be 20,000.

I further speculate that when all is done, 5000 will be physical books and 15,000 will be eBooks.

 
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CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!

Because it certainly was a HUGE GROUP effort!!

r ranson said all the thanks for all the people just beautifully! Thank you, r.

ron bigelow wrote:...we now return you to your regular scheduled life already in progress.


Ha! It's more like and now we move in to Kickstarter reward fulfillment mode via backer spreadsheet wrangling.

Which, speaking of, we have a few threads to help with this:
2019 Better World Book Kickstarter Support - rewards fulfillment progress will be posted here, and this is where to ask questions or get help
2019 kickstarter ticket stuff - for pdc, atc, book signing party, and SEPPer stays at wheaton labs
Shipping vs option for no physical books - at the $100 level.


Paul's most funded and most project backed yet!! Wow.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:I estimate that we pre-sold 21,695 books.  



That is one crazy amount of books
 
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It's gonna change the world!
 
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Congratulations to everyone involved!

If anyone is a bit sad about not reaching the goat book stretch goal, the ebook is available here on Permies.

It's been really exciting to be a part of this Kickstarter, and to see it being so successful. It's great to know that it's now highly visible on Kickstarter, for many people to discover who may not know much about these strategies for building a better world. I think it can make a huge difference, and I look forward to reading it.
 
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Now it's our responsibility to put this waterfall of knowledge to use and (continue to) spread the word and (continue to) walk the walk!!
 
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