Paint My Name In Black and Gold: The Next Phase

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Quiff Boy wrote:John Robb has given it a plug:

https://louderthanwar.com/pledge-new-bo ... ing-roots/

Hopefully that puts it in front of a wider audience.
Well done, surely this will see another spike in the pledges. Over two thirds of the way there by the end of the day?
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i still think a running total of how much £/$ are still needed to acheive the pledge goal would be an incentive for the less badly off among the faithful to pledge further amounts. well-off obsessives may choose to chuck £60 the books way rather than buy another screenprinted cd-r of the '85 Newcastle gig if they see how close this once in a lifetime opportunity is to being actualised and in their hands. as it stands there is only the stick of it not happening - let's add a carrot. :von:

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We've just tipped over the two-thirds mark; this is starting to feel achievable! :) :notworthy:
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mh wrote:We've just tipped over the two-thirds mark; this is starting to feel achievable! :) :notworthy:
Big milestones just reached: 70% reached and now less than £5000 needed.
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Just pledged. Not a huge fan of the early years of the sisters, but a big fan of passion and enthusiasm so it would feel wrong not to support this.
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The make-or-break meeting with Unbound the prospective publisher of "Paint My Name In Black and Gold" has taken place. It was an email exchange actually.

They are feeling very positive. Essentially, the book is now very likely to fund. 70%+ makes the project feel much more like a reality than a possibility. February has been crucial: 48% to 72% in one month. I think the tipping point has been passed ...

I'll post more fund-raising ideas here over the next few weeks.

I tip my hat to everyone who has got behind this project.
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MAndrews wrote:The make-or-break meeting with Unbound the prospective publisher of "Paint My Name In Black and Gold" has taken place. It was an email exchange actually.

They are feeling very positive. Essentially, the book is now very likely to fund. 70%+ makes the project feel much more like a reality than a possibility. February has been crucial: 48% to 72% in one month. I think the tipping point has been passed ...

I'll post more fund-raising ideas here over the next few weeks.

I tip my hat to everyone who has got behind this project.
Fantastic news! Been checking the numbers daily - so great to see the momentum pic up!
Great work everyone.
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Swinnow wrote:Oh please don't invoke Momentum :lol: as my olde worlde hippy liberal self will start ranting in an unseemly way not suiting my age x
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Note to self: never use the word 'momentum' again . . .!
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Gone past 80% funded landmark today.
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Any idea when the book will be published?
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EmmaPeelWannaBe wrote:Any idea when the book will be published?
Timescale goes like this: when 100% os reached, I write it. I aim to submit an 85,000 manuscript by the end of the year. Then, Unbound do their thing as a publisher. That can vary. So there isn't a set date, but it will be in 2020.
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MAndrews wrote:
EmmaPeelWannaBe wrote:Any idea when the book will be published?
Timescale goes like this: when 100% os reached, I write it. I aim to submit an 85,000 manuscript by the end of the year. Then, Unbound do their thing as a publisher. That can vary. So there isn't a set date, but it will be in 2020.
Playing devil's advocate, what happens if the book reaches something like 97%, but then just hangs there for a few months ... what do you do with all your research then? Asking out of interest, not expectation that it will happen :)
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EmmaPeelWannaBe wrote:Any idea when the book will be published?
Timescale goes like this: when 100% os reached, I write it. I aim to submit an 85,000 manuscript by the end of the year. Then, Unbound do their thing as a publisher. That can vary. So there isn't a set date, but it will be in 2020.
Playing devil's advocate, what happens if the book reaches something like 97%, but then just hangs there for a few months ... what do you do with all your research then? Asking out of interest, not expectation that it will happen :)
3%? That's when my Mum reaches for her cheque book ...
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MAndrews wrote: Timescale goes like this: when 100% os reached, I write it. I aim to submit an 85,000 manuscript by the end of the year. Then, Unbound do their thing as a publisher. That can vary. So there isn't a set date, but it will be in 2020.
Playing devil's advocate, what happens if the book reaches something like 97%, but then just hangs there for a few months ... what do you do with all your research then? Asking out of interest, not expectation that it will happen :)
3%? That's when my Mum reaches for her cheque book ...
You'll be getting copies of them as your Christmas present from her for years :lol:
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85% attained, so 12% left to go :lol:
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Swinnow wrote:85% attained, so 12% left to go :lol:
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94% now! Almost!

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95%.
Time for Mark's mum to start looking for her cheque book and pen, we need her poised to leap into action around the end of the week at this rate.
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Just did my best to take the weight off Mark's mum's bank account. Still 95% though, but the next will probably make it 96%.
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Next phase: save Mark's mum's bank account! :lol:
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96% now! :notworthy:

What might be a silly question: I assume with these things there's always a certain percentage of backers who pull out, for whatever reason. Are allowances for that percentage built into the funding goal? So in other words, if 10% pull out on average, is the funding goal boosted to allow for that 10%?
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mh wrote:96% now! :notworthy:

What might be a silly question: I assume with these things there's always a certain percentage of backers who pull out, for whatever reason. Are allowances for that percentage built into the funding goal? So in other words, if 10% pull out on average, is the funding goal boosted to allow for that 10%?
Not thinking of backing out are we? :lol:
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markfiend wrote:
mh wrote:96% now! :notworthy:

What might be a silly question: I assume with these things there's always a certain percentage of backers who pull out, for whatever reason. Are allowances for that percentage built into the funding goal? So in other words, if 10% pull out on average, is the funding goal boosted to allow for that 10%?
Not thinking of backing out are we? :lol:
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Nah, just wondering how much of a safety net we have if we do indeed only get to sub-100.
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