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The kickstarter is now Live!  Check it out HERE
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SKip kickstarter Reward Levels

Here is what I have so far:


$1 THANKS
 rmh draft ebook
 thorns draft? (4 gift codes)
 a big podcast gob
 microdoc about round wood timber framing - the berm shed (4 gift codes)
 cool public thanks

$5 CANDY
 full movie “Rocket Ovens”
 eBook "Building a Better World in Your Backyard" (gift code)
 9 PDC evening presentations (about 20 hours) (one gift code)
 full movie “Hugelkultur” from the World Domination Gardening 3-DVD set
 Access to the Secret Inner Circle Forum
 + everything in THANKS

$10 The eBook!
The lowest priced reward that includes the book! One for you and one for a friend!
 two ebooks
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

$15 (+5 in shipping) physical book
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

$25 (+5 in shipping) 2 physical books
 2 Physical Books, or 6 eBook Gift Codes, or a mix of each!
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

$45 (+10 in shipping) 6 physical books
 6 Physical Books, or 18 eBook Gift Codes, or a mix of each!
 “give away committee” option
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

$65 (+10 in shipping) 6 physical books plus glory!
 6 Physical Books, or 18 eBook Gift Codes, or a mix of each!
 “give away committee” option
 plus name in the book
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

$100 CARE-PACKAGE (+15 in shipping)
 6 Physical Books, or 18 eBook Gift Codes, or a mix of each!
 “give away committee” option
 plus name in book (top of the list, plus bigger font!)
 plus one copy is signed
 plus 4 physical copies of “Building a Better World in Your Backyard”
 plus 2 decks of cards
 permaculture bootcamp fee is covered
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

$300 goofballs (limit of 20) (+15 in shipping)
 A special page just for a few “goofballs keen on world domination
 + everything in CARE-PACKAGE
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

$1000 your stuff is added to the book (+15 in shipping)
 300 characters as a sidebar anywhere in the book or 600 characters about your thoughts of SKIP stuff, as a whole, in an appendix.
 + everything in CARE-PACKAGE
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS


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The “give away committee” thing is the idea that a person could back for six physical books and arrange for some of those to go to “the give away committee” - and find a good home for the books.  Possibly high school libraries, or maybe youth counsellors or ....  well I think it would be good to get a thread going to discuss all the possibilities.



Any other ideas?
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I got an email that says:

Hello, I'm thinking about your kickstarter option:
$45 (+10 in shipping) 6 physical books
 6 Physical Books, or 18 eBook Gift Codes, or a mix of each!
 “give away committee” option
 + everything in CANDY
 + everything in THANKS

How much would be the shipping costs to Madrid (Spain)




It will definitely be more expensive.  

We could just ship stuff from here, but that will probably add about $60 to the cost of shipping.  Ug.   On the other hand, for six books that are unsigned, it is possible that we could set up with a "print one book at a time" service in europe, and my quickie math says that that would add about $35 to the cost.  So still kinda nuts - but less nuts.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:I got an email that says:
It will definitely be more expensive.  

We could just ship stuff from here, but that will probably add about $60 to the cost of shipping.  Ug.   On the other hand, for six books that are unsigned, it is possible that we could set up with a "print one book at a time" service in europe, and my quickie math says that that would add about $35 to the cost.  So still kinda nuts - but less nuts.


Hi, I'm the one who sent you the email.
Maybe there is an option to buy the books in a printer friendly format, so I can print with time in my printer.
I prefer paper books (sorry) and perhaps that would be an option.

Best regards
Manu
 
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working on the rmh book this morning.
 
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I'm not a graphic designer, but I do work in print as a prepress operator. If you need any help setting up print files, let me know (though, I'm sure you have all the help you need without my offering).
 
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Tonya Hunte wrote:I'm not a graphic designer, but I do work in print as a prepress operator. If you need any help setting up print files, let me know (though, I'm sure you have all the help you need without my offering).



So you might be good at reviewing our layout stuff?
 
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Question About Kickstarter: To pay the $5 in shipping, would one just donate a total of $20 or is there a different way to pay the shipping costs?
 
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It is important that we don't use the word "donate" for a bunch of reasons - at the top of the list is that donation stuff is not allowed on kickstarter.   The idea is to buy a thing before it is ready to be bought.  

If you select the $15 reward, and you are in the US, if we get funded, you will part with $20.   $15 for the book and $5 for shipping ...  and the little box ... and the fondling of the box ....  and making sure we get the right label on the right box ....   etc.

Does this help paint a picture?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Tonya Hunte wrote:I'm not a graphic designer, but I do work in print as a prepress operator. If you need any help setting up print files, let me know (though, I'm sure you have all the help you need without my offering).



So you might be good at reviewing our layout stuff?



Absolutely!
 
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Tonya,

I have put your offer and info into our layout notes stuff.  If the kickstarter is a success and we go through with the layout to get the book printed I think you will hear from us!  :)

 
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Mike and I just had a very long meeting about rewards.   Lots of changes.  

Half the conversation started with the $100 level and how the shipping costs are absolutely psychotic outside of the US.  He has a strategy to mitigate that with books being printed in other parts of the world.  But when we did that with BWB a couple of years ago, we ended up sending two packages - very expensive (one where the books were printed in far off lands, and another with a single signed copy from the US).

So after lots of wrangling ...  

$100 JUMBO (+15 in shipping)
  - 12 Physical Books, or 36 eBook Gift Codes, or a mix of each!
  - “give away committee” option
  - plus name in book (top of the list, plus bigger font!)
  - plus one copy is signed (US only)
  - permaculture bootcamp fee is covered
  - swap books for BWB books or permaculture cards (US only)
  + everything in CANDY
  + everything in THANKS



 
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As best I could figure, 5 SKIP books, 1 signed SKIP book, 4 BWB books and 2 decks of cards to Europe would cost something like $90.  And that's with "Print On Demand" overseas.    
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:As best I could figure, 5 SKIP books, 1 signed SKIP book, 4 BWB books and 2 decks of cards to Europe would cost something like $90.  And that's with "Print On Demand" overseas.    



My guess is that just shipping it directly from here would be around $110 or so.  

My guess is that with this change to the $100 level that shipping outside the US would be something like $45?

 
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Yup, 12 books printed in Europe and shipped to Munich, Germany is $49.75 shipping.  Another challenge is that we'd be printing on demand in a nearby country, which costs more than when we buy 50,000 books in Montana. The penalty for printing small amounts locally is another $25.  So the rough cost of overseas shipping is around $75.

Luckily more of those costs go to the local printers in those countries and less weight is shipped across the ocean
 
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