Today I posted a bit on the Discord channel and got some interesting feedback about what some folks want to see as part of a Kickstarter. One comment – fairly easily accommodated – is that they liked graphical pictures of the rewards. Links were provided, he said in passive voice.
Still, it is nice to see what you’re getting, so I hit the internets with the intent on finding some good Photoshop smart mockups, and found three or four good ones.
You can see various exports here, in black and white and color, of what I really hope the final product looks like.
- The book looks really thick; that’s an artifact of the template. The real thing will be 256 pages, which depending on how it’s printed will be between 5/8 and 13/16″ thick including the covers
- The templates invariably show a sewn binding; while I’d love (love love love) to do that, it depends on backer counts.
- I’m still tinkering with pledge levels, since my goal is “a rising tide lifts all boats.” I want to ensure I can make and print the book, first thing. But as pledges get higher, I want the book to get better. Perhaps from softcover to hardcover to color hardcover to offset print run for US backers (if we get to an offset run, international orders will likely get DriveThru Color Premium).
In any case, I’m putting together graphics packages to show the rewards, and it’s both easy and a lot of fun.
More after the break!