Saturday Waffling (March 8th, 2014)


Right. So, all these packages should go out Monday or Tuesday, at which point I'll have to figure out what to do with my spare time besides huddle in a basement signing books and shoving them in envelopes. Perhaps I'll take up writing.

Meanwhile, plans continue to slowly solidify for Kickstarter Round Two. This Kickstarter will in effect cover what I'm thinking of as Phase Two of Philip Sandifer: Writer - the run of Last War in Albion that will take us to the start of Watchmen and the finale of TARDIS Eruditorum, which is big enough that I've already started writing it.

Since there's usually one or two quite good ideas when I throw the doors open, any ideas for rewards? The usual stuff can be assumed - ebooks, print books, and signed books. Signed books are going to be priced better - I'm thinking $50 for a book, with no increase for international shipping. Yes, that's more expensive, but after four days in a basement and realizing just how much physical merchandise can make cost calculations on a Kickstarter go wobbly I'm actively trying to minimize physical merchandise for this Kickstarter. That's not to say there won't be any, but I want to focus more on things like custom essays, ebooks, et cetera and less on things that make the budget go wibbly.

So, ideas? What would people like me to offer?


Sean Case 6 years, 10 months ago

The point of the premium rewards is for people to give you more money, not so we can hear about how much work we put you to. You charge what you need to to make it worth your while.

Have you considered a model like Patreon, where people contribute to an ongoing body of work instead of a finite project?

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elvwood 6 years, 10 months ago

Given that "Philip Sandifer goes all Soldeed" sold, how about some Philip Sandifer comic artwork? It could be sent digitally, or on paper for an amount that makes it worth your extra costs in time and money.

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Jack Graham 6 years, 10 months ago

Sandifer Sings the Blues? The Official Phil Sandifer 2015 Calendar (Contains Nudity)?

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Meredith 6 years, 10 months ago

Phil Sandifer's food and drink essays or Phil live tweets amazing food experiences. Yes, I know I am being totally goofy.

Also big stickers that say obliquely catch-phrase like things are neat. My computer and car are both sadly without stickers right now. Similarly catchy mugs are also pleasant.

Custom divination services.

Photo essays of your cats.

Phil gets Dr. Who tattoo under fan advisement and live tweets the experience. ; )

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Champiness 6 years, 10 months ago

Seconding the suggestion for stickers and mugs. My car and beverages could both do with a touch of alchemy. :)

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Matthew Blanchette 6 years, 10 months ago

$50,000: Philip Sandifer will shave his beard. ;-)

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T. Hartwell 6 years, 10 months ago

Oooooh more food essays would certainly be a treat.

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J Mairs 6 years, 10 months ago

Having seen the pictures, I think this might benefit all of humanity... :)

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Eric Gimlin 6 years, 10 months ago

Sorry about my lack of ideas, I'm more of a "tell me what you got and I'll let you know if I want it" kind of person.

One thing I would like, if possible: Can your print-on-demand provider do Hardcovers? If I'm paying $50 for a signed book I would prefer a HC, even if the HC means I'm now paying $60.

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Mackerel Sky, Ltd. 6 years, 10 months ago

How about an episode of "The Dr. Phil Show", starring Dr. Phil Sandifer? Offering Dr. Who Companions counselling?

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