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CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE KICKSTARTER


It's happening! The Kickstarter for Building a Better World in Your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop has started!


Kickstarter Kickback:

We wish to reward the people who tell others about the Kickstarter. More info HERE! A full media kit is available HERE.



Excerpt from the Introduction:

“For nearly every global problem, there are solutions we can implement in our backyard that also save us money and help us live more luxuriant lives. A few of us do these things and bask in the flow of the opulence and extra cash. Others observe and think, “I want extra luxury and money too! Not fair!” And then they emulate. And on and on it goes. Then the global problems sorta just dry up and blow away. That’s what this book is all about.

I think the reason we see so many people angry is because they authentically care; but they seem to get stuck at being angry. Some people spend a hundred hours a week for 20 years being angry and not much changes. But I think that if you spend a tiny fraction of that time doing the things mentioned in this book, your global positive impact will be a thousand times greater.”

Inside the book:



All of the details on the rewards, the table of contents, and more can be found on the Kickstarter page:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE KICKSTARTER

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Wow, we brought in over $1700 before I could even make this thread go live!
 
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Wow ....  

Wow ...

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Haha, I was watching the $$s go up to $4k and wondering what Paul's reaction was. Now I know! So glad you guys are getting support for this awesome book!

Crossing my fingers that MOTHER EARTH NEWS will publish my review of the book today...we'll see! I'll post it here once they publish it.
 
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Here is a special link i labeled "rosemary MEN review"

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/better-world-book?ref=e4f975


 
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Thanks, Paul! Do I put that link in the review for MEN peeps to click on?
 
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Rosemary Hansen wrote:Thanks, Paul! Do I put that link in the review for MEN peeps to click on?



Yes! And if peeps support through that link, you get a kickback!
 
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WOOOOHOOOOO!
 
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ops, I forgot to wait for my special link before making a pledge.  oh well.  
 
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I’m in twice to run up the count of backers to hopefully help with traction.
 
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This is awesome. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported so far!
 
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Awesome! Great to see how quickly it is getting supported! I just got it shared on pinterest, twitter, and facebook. I also added it to my weekly newsletter that just went out to 359 people. I still need to add something to my site and also to steemit. I also backed it myself
 
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Hope this is the right place to post this -

I went to change my pledge from $80 (12 books with its ouching $50 for shipping) to Glory $100 -still 12 books but an ouch and a half $75 for shipping. Is that right or have I missed something? Is the early access to the manuscript a physical copy hence the extra postage?

So happy to see those pledges rolling in so fast guys.

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Onward to world domination!!!  (just made my pledge)  :)
 
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less than $200 needed (if I did my math right) to meet funding.  I'm just going to sit here and watch it 'till it's funded.  Maybe get some popcorn
 
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I talked too soon.  $160 needed
 
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Just checked and the better world book project is at #74 on the trending page for kickstarter when I'm not logged in. That is out of 437,230 projects!
 
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Soooo close!!!  Probably any minute now.
 
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only $40 to reach funding.

 
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lesley verbrugge wrote:Hope this is the right place to post this -

I went to change my pledge from $80 (12 books with its ouching $50 for shipping) to Glory $100 -still 12 books but an ouch and a half $75 for shipping. Is that right or have I missed something? Is the early access to the manuscript a physical copy hence the extra postage?

So happy to see those pledges rolling in so fast guys,

Lesley



Hey Lesley, thanks for your support!

Shipping is a bit of a mess. I tried to talk a bit about it here:

https://permies.com/t/107089/International-shipping-world-book-kickstarter

As far as I understand, once the kickstarter is live we can't change the shipping charges on the reward levels. But if you have ideas on how to lower our costs, please post there.
 
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I think I better sort that out then
 
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oh darn, I didn't have time to make popcorn.

Well done!

Now the real work begins - get more money so you can print more books!  Reach more people!  
 
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Woohoo!!!
 
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YIPEEEE!   I knew it would be fast but wow! ;-)
 
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We hit 100% funded in under 3 hours!!!
 
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Fully funded!
 
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Now I can go make dinner!  (but won't be able to avoid coming back later to peek at it again)
 
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Woot! Congrats!
 
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Just checked back on the Kickstarter trending page... and the Better World Book is now #2 on the list!

Edit: And now I'm not seeing it... but I got a screenshot!
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Daron Williams wrote:Just checked back on the Kickstarter trending page... and the Better World Book is now #2 on the list!



I don't know what "the Kickstarter trending page" - but it sounds like we are doing the things to get attention to permaculture!

 
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Under the explore link on the homepage you can see projects based on different categories. One of them is trending projects that are ranked based on popularity. I went to that page while logged out on an incognito browser to see how the project was doing in terms of popularity across kickstarter. First time I checked it was #74 then it jumped to #2 but now I don't see it... not sure how that page works but still exciting and I got you a screenshot if you want for proof that it was "trending"

Edit: now it is back at #74... not sure why the jump happened but hopefully it will jump back up to #2 or even #1!
 
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I always thought that would be under "popular"
 
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It's 6:50pm central time, I just pledged, and found this thread, and the funding is cruising loftily past its goal. Way to go! I also feel like I'm late
 
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Exciting to see it going so far past the goal!  

And you had doubts, Paul.  Tsk, tsk!  ;)
 
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I went online and pledged to Kickstarter about 3 hours ago and it was over $5K.  Just for grins I checked it out a few minutes ago and it is over $13K!  Congrats Paul.  I'm looking forward to getting my copies of the book.  I already have someone in mind for the other copy.  I'm fairly new to the permaculture world and I'm excited to be developing our brand spanking new homestead using permaculture principles from the get go.
 
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It was already funded by the time I was able to finish a post about it for my blog!  Of course, I still made the post there as well as my FaceBook page and a group page that might be interested in it.  I've got another site in mind to share it with yet, but think it will be seen more if I wait until tomorrow for that post.

At the current rate I suspect this will be double fully funded before midnight rolls around!
 
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I look up the placement of the book and it is number one in the publishing category and somewhere in the fifties over all.   One out of 45421!   And in the fifties out of 437243!! So Cool!!!
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I'm not sure, but I think I am currently #5 for all of kickstarter.
 
Uh oh, we're definitely being carded. Here, show him this tiny ad:
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