OKAY SO: I sort of missed yesterday’s Fundraiser Print Countdown update (publically blaming it on emotional fallout from screening The Pebble And The Penguin on Bad Movie Night), so we’re sharing TWO, count ‘em, TWO new bits of info on the project.
The first of them is: TOTE BAGS are making a return as a premium-level donation tier. BUT! These will not be just ANY regular old plain-looking tote bags, destined to be crammed into a forlorn corner of your pantry and lost forever! THESE will be emblazoned with the eye-catching silkscreen design pictured above, proudly stating that you are not just a fan of Epiphany, or of animal people; you are a fan of READING in general. READING ROCKS. And so will these tote bags.
The second, and probably far more important one, is the goal we’re setting for the campaign. My last one was $900 to print 100 copies of a black and white book, and I made more than enough, but those 100 copies ran out very, very fast. This time we’re going to try to aim a little bit higher.
We’re going to push to hit $5000 in 25 days, from May 1st to May 25th. This money will ensure we can print 300 full-CMYK color copies of this book and ship them out, as well as any extra donation goodies you guys might need. Here’s a pie chart explaining the rough cost breakdown:
The printer we’re planning to use is Gasch Printing, a book printer based out of Odenton, Maryland. I figured we could keep shipping costs down a little by finding somewhere local to get them done, so I’m not FedEx’ing boxes and boxes of heavy books over to my house. The campaign write-up itself will go into talking about how much everything costs in a little more detail, but if you have any questions now feel free to ask.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for more news on this campaign AS IT BREAKS! Reblogs are, as ever, super appreciated.