I wanna cry when I see kickstarters for such stuff... The author could've easily written this as an ebook first and once he was making good money do a print, but obviously that wouldn't bring the big bucks in his pocket. Seriously kickstarters were meant to help ideas that couldn't be made otherwise, yet it's being abused as a way to sell stuff before they start even working on them most of the time.Looks interesting, but personally I would've been interested if it was an ebook.
The kickstarter does have a E-Book version as well for $30. Its not like people are just giving money they are just paying up front for the product like a pre-order.
I'm glad he's getting the publicity he deserves. I'm mad Blizzard didn't just fund him for such a brilliant idea.
cant wait to read this book
I had seen this floating around for a few weeks and backed it about a week ago due to an awesome interview I heard him give on a podcast. Was really interesting. I'm excited to get my hands on a copy.
I don't get why people are making angry comments about this project, it's basically just a 3 tiered pre-order since it WILL happen but depending on how many people contribute to the kickstarter depends on the overall quality of the first printing which is a great idea.
If only shipping of the physical edition to EU wouldn't cost 31 freaking dollar. Does he deliver by a personal slave?
Have you tried getting something shipped from the US without major retailer discounts? That's not unexpected/unrealistic for a hardcover coming across the Atlantic.
:D Of course I did, multiple times for many books and other goods. Last one was 840-page book, shipping was ~10 bucks. I could even settle for 20, maybe. But 31 dollars for a single book shipping is just pure horsedung.
$40US for the book plus $31US for shipping...almost the cost of the book. I'll pass.
For those questioning the cost of shipping, wait until it hits Amazon, they have better pull when it comes to shipping overseas.It looks like we are closing in on the 400K mark, which will be really cool to see the spot varnishing unlock. I'm in the print industry and I can vouch that the spot varnish looks amazing!I also just saw that the golden bookmark achievement was unlocked, so it looks like all the backers will be getting one of those as well!
Saw the awesomeness of the book, backed the book. Didn't cry or anything.