WE DID IT!
We blew past our Kickstarter goal and sold about 530 pre-orders for Issue Three. This means that we can print more books than we originally intended and we don’t have to cut down the book’s page count too much.
We need to do quite a bit more work to redesign the book to fit the new quote we’ll be getting, but we expect to ship out orders around May at the earliest. If you ordered a print, you should receive them soon after payments come through to us, most likely near the end of the month. Any unsold prints will move on to a small exhibit/book release show in a few month’s time!
Thank you all.
We’re exhilarated by this opportunity. This brings together everything we love to do. After the books print, we’ll have sufficient inventory to propel us into legitimacy, perhaps even a space of our own. Post-Kickstarter Issue Three book sales will allow us to print the three small books we have slated for Autumn as well as one nonfiction text, our first! Hopefully it will be the last time we need to run a Kickstarter… at least for out books.
Speaking of Kickstarter, while we our project was going though one of its biggest peaks, Kickstarter passed their 1 billion mark in pledges made. We’re thrilled to have been a part of it, even if it was just a minute fraction.
One of our next steps is the hardest one yet. Up until now we have never printed a photograph on our book covers (save the four individual books in Issue 1, but the thinking applies to the box) in order not to give one image preferential treatment. Since Issue Three is our first big book, intended for an audience wider than just the zine fair crowd, we’ll be choosing a photograph for the cover. Out of the 700+ images in our collection… this is probably going to turn into one of those long arguments. And Grace and I can’t wait to duke it out.
(the photograph above is by our good friend Samantha Murasko and it will make an appearance in our Issue 3 zine)