So glad Kickstarter are introducing these rules. This won’t have been an easy decision (I’m sure they’d make much more revenue from allowing things to continue to grow as they have done), but it reduces the risk that KS would continue along the path of being a platform for pre-sales by venture-backed companies.
I’m somewhat dismayed by this too. Supporters of a Kickstarter project are being forced, without warning, to pay $12 extra for shipping to receive their promised $50+ book *after* their cash has been taken. Such a dick move seems completely antithetical to the Kickstarter ethos.
Robin Sloan is writing a novella, and looking for his readers in advance, as is his way. Read his previous short story—Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store—and decide if you want to help support his efforts. I know I do.
Great Kickstarter project — A small indie label has too many copies of their CDs, so rather than destroy them, they’re giving them away cheap in return for ridiculously small sums. $20 gets you 8 CDs and a DVD. Bargain!
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.