I’m thrilled that we’ve met our initial goal and have even done better than with our first issue. Including a few bulk pre-orders and ad-spots bought outside of Kickstarter, we’re looking at over $1300 with a week left to go. What I’d really like to see, rather than more money, is more backers. We’re at $1108 with 61 backers, while at the end of our first kickstarter we were $1020 with 64. I’d love for us to get up to 100 backers – even if the next 39 backers only pledge for $2 – because that means our exposure is growing and more people are reading.
With any luck, I’ll be at Spa-Con in late September with three different issues to sell folks. Maybe by next year, I’ll even manage to become a remora on the titanic bulk of one of Arkansas’ more prolific pulp publishers (or at least figure out how to become actively invovled in the PulpArk scene).
I’d like to take a moment to thank the folks who have made all of this possible – the contributing authors, the artists, and everyone who has gotten the word out, bought copies, and reviewed copies – we could not do this without you, and your support has been invaluable to this project.
The rest of the year is going to be just as exciting, if not more so, as we move towards a quasi-subscription method so I don’t have to run kickstarters every couple of months. August will be our last kickstarter of the year, and through it, we will be selling discounted bundles of both issue 3 and 4. Don’t forget, we’ve got over 300 pages heartpounding SFF coming your way in 2016 after issue 2 is out.