KICKSTARTER



On October 6 2020 I started a Kickstarter campaign to raise £1,400 to cover legal fees for the book manuscript and we passed that goal in less than 48 hours, thanks in no small way to these sites and channels who helped out with promotion.

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The campaign was originally for a digital copy of the book, among other perks at different support tiers, but due to demand, I added a Stretch Goal of £3,500 to produce a paperback version of the book and we reached that goal soon after.


I then added a final Stretch Goal of £4,300 which we smashed through with 3 days to go and this Stretch Goal was to upgrade 1 lucky backer to a hardback version of the book and the winner was decided with a competition.
Entrants had to guess the word count of the final manuscript, without going over, and e-mail it to me.

FINAL WORD COUNT (185,708)

TOP 3 ENTRANTS
NAME PREDICTION POSITION
STEVE RASMUSSEN196,583 wordsOVER
BEN JONES173,000 wordsFIRST PLACE
BRUCE SNYDER167,382 wordsSECOND PLACE
ANDREW STEPHEN165,636 wordsTHIRD PLACE



The support tiers in the Kickstarter campaign were:




By the end of the campaign there were 252 backers who pledged a total of £5,093 meaning that we sold;
  314 Digital Books,
  184 Paperback Books,
  2 Hardback Books,
  11 T-Shirts,
  6 Canvas Prints,
  4 Chameleon Motherboards
I had to buy dinner for 2 incredible backers and shipped products to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, USA and Wales.

22 backers pledged £25 or more and are named in the book, as well as here, and 247 backers pledged £5 or more to be named here. Obviously we thank them all for their support with the Kickstarter campaign.

Those backers are:
Aaron Bossig, jaybird3rd, Daniel Williams, Carl Klitzke, James Eastham, Ryan Toole, Peter O'Brien, Brian Parker, Ken Carlson, John De Baisch, Carey Clanton, Z, Peter Gibbs, Ian McCarthy, David Martin, Ben Jones, Martin Lawes, Matt Rasmussen, Rick Reynolds, Craig Harris, Andrew Costin, Howard Phillips, the British IBM, Focus RS, William Olds, Chris Leathco, Jon Folkers, Ryan Burger, Damian Thomson, Iain Rockliffe, Keith Burke, DJ Convoy, Jonathan Clark, Garron Tungate, Steve Rasmussen, Zerochan, Rob Schmuck, Josh Jacobson, Jon Veal, Daniel Ladner, Seth Seligman, John Harbour, Nancy, Chris Cardillo, Tarek Hoteit, Chris Cavanaugh, Brian Stark, Jim Leonard, Ben Combee, Mark Cooke, Peter Humphries, Steve Martin, Darrel Morris Jr, Fabrizio Pedrazzini, Andrew Driver, Mike Garcia, Matthew Stephenson, Arwen, Duncan Corps, Robert Johnson, Fernando Garcia, Stephen Murphy, Allan Hegedus, Ken J, Richard Grounds, Tom Durst, Eugenio, Todd Thompson, Matson, Tyler Hatfield, Glenn Minett, Neil Dixon, Andrew Hannay, Richard Troupe, Jonny Mono, Gordon Murphy, Naweed Iftkhar, Daniel Ibbertson, Greg Polander, Stephen Sttuttard, Michael Towns, Todd Holcomb, Per Holmström, Max D Cap, Steven McClernon, Chris Etrata, Christopher Smith, Jerry Langwell, Mark Sharples, Bruce Willard, Petros Malecos, Gareth Hamer, Mad Kr0n0, David Schulz, Aaron Hickman, Wyatt Fuller, Paul, David Gould, Killerdog Studios LLC, Russ Thompson, Darren Muir, Jason, Alastair Watt, Domenic Raso, Paul Scavone, David McGowan, David Valdez, Rasmus Mejer Christensen, Sara, Greg Diener, Christopher Flagg, Reaperman, Kevin Gilbert, Daniel Kooij, Iain Paterson, John Rice, Joe Guadarrama, Billy Wood, Paul Nurminen, Gabriel DaCosta, Hasan Coskun, Bruce Snyder, Brian Krummerich, Thu Le, Garry Pettet, Alex Corcoran, Nathan Watson, David Uranga, Chris Forrester, Ralph Tribl, Pix, Ben Lancaster, James Troxell, Eric Forhan, Jon Provencher, Andy C, Lon Seidman, Microbe999, Joe Pug, Nick DiPalma, Andrew Thompson, Steven Sand, Graham Turner, James Kirk, Andrew Stephen, Rick Mallen, Donny White, Jeff Witt, Damien Smith, Robert McEvoy, Ralf G, Ben Malinowski, Jesse Anderson, Whitney Roberts, Chris Herr, Lars Erik Johnsrod, Jimmy Brazell, Trogdor, David Popadic, Christopher Burke, Bruno Pešec, David Lawrance, Christopher Redding, Nicholas Adubato, Marc Oberhäuser, Richard, Jenny Swindells, Jim Green, Jürgen Bloß, Brent Griffith, Shaun Hulme, Mike McGregor, Ian Gillespie, Salvador Araya, John Gasson, Kevin O'Neill, Alan Taylor, Mike Mielke, Matthew Kile, Phill Veitch, Rick Weis, Damir Slogar, Dave Thielking, Matt, Davide Bottino, Dane Stegman, Srg Gee, Gareth Owen, John Doe, J.W., Kevin Collins, Ejio, Matt, Neil Purcell, Cory Adams, Matt Richardson, Ryan Gavigan, Sean Robinson, Marc Levy, Bruno Silva, Daniel Dimitroff, Tarzilla, Dave Frear, Christian Meath, Nuno Santos, Michael Shotwell, Leonard Herman, Gregory Off, OGRELB65, Cristiano Cebba, Chris Johnert, Callum Hunter, Michael Dougherty, George Caponera, Olivier Vigneresse, Brian Langeland, Doug Rhodes, Heidi Sosinski, Brian Di Cesare, Gary Taylor, Matt Patterson, Patchouli Knowledge, Chuck Linington, Mike Ruppert, Justin Duncan, Larry Anderson, Donavan White, S.J., Steven Jones, Zac Stashko, Scott Schreiber, Kevin Otto Nielsen, Cassandra, Joseph Hanna, Joey Salamon, Mark McDougall, Chuck Aracich, Fred Horvat, Eric Pryor, Brian F, Daniel Keller, Shaun Stephenson, James Cannon, Nolin, Nicola Russo, Wesley Adams

I would like to thank everybody for their support with the Kickstarter campaign.
 
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Mike James
Author of Smoke And Mirrors
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