So, this happened: Kickstarter money bomb (updated x2)
Update 1: I've decided on some non-tangible bonuses in the form of high-res character study art from Alice Fox's original set. The tangibles are starting to cut into money I actually need. So if you're curious, check the Kickstarter page.
The Kickstarter is at $3,000-plus. I got money bombed this morning with a $1000 donation, a $250 donation and a bunch of smaller donations. "Smaller" being relative at present.
So now all the bonuses have been unlocked; all Kickers get a high-res digital file of the world map; Kickers at $30 and above (and the $25-and-up presalers) get the audiobook of "Lovers and Beloveds" and the rewritten prequel set of stories from Temmin's childhood (tentatively titled "Whithorse Stories"); Kickers above $100 get a printed poster of the world map--I hope. That last is dependent upon printing costs. I haven't priced it out yet.
I need new bonuses. Suggestions so far:
--Bookmarks. I'm definitely doing this. They'll be exclusive artwork and available only to Kickers and presalers.
--Incense. This would have to be if we go way over where we are now. Where we are now, as awesome as it is, will mostly go toward audio gear and map printing costs. Neya's incense is white flowers--tuberose, gardenias, etc.--and something bitter like myrrh; Nerr's is resins and woods with the bitterness. Sadly (?), it would not be hallucinogenic.
Other ideas? T-shirts?
I'm not expecting to go to $4,000. Though at this rate, who knows. All of my wildest imaginings have been met and surpassed. I kinda hope I do, because as things stand the extra money is almost eaten up with audio gear, computer upgrades, freelancer fees and printing costs. Not that I'm complaining; the map really needs finishing and I really need the audio gear to do the audiobook/podcast and I really didn't have the money to do either. It'd be nice, though, to have enough left over to tip Netta (she's been there for me every step) and go out to dinner or something.
Update 2: I'm a Staff Pick today on Kickstarter! eee! I think it even got me a couple of backers. If you're still on the fence, check out all the rewards. You get hyooge piles of stuff now. If you're a presaler and want to move your backing to Kickstarter, let me know and I'll refund you when the Kickstarter funds.