It’s the final week of the Princess Charming kickstarter. We’ve reached 41% of Fayola’s stretch goal, and we have five days left to make that 100%. When we do, we’ll add three books for three different ages to our list of titles, all featuring Princess Fayola Charming, our clever, trans woman of color princess, daughter of Kadri Charming, and all-around awesome character.
Will You Take the Leap for Fayola?
Our most popular reward tier is the Three Books reward at $30, and this is no surprise. Presently we’ve got three books on offer, and 100 backers want all three of those books. I have the sneaking suspicion that, if there were six books in the series, many of these fine folks would want all six. But we won’t have six books until we unlock Fayola.
What we have here is a cart and horse problem — folks who quite understandably don’t want to pledge for books that aren’t yet unlocked.
But here’s the thing: if our 100 Three Books backers made the leap to Six Books backers, we’d be at 84% towards unlocking Fayola. As Kadri might say, that’s spitting distance.
I’d like to offer just a touch of incentive to help folks make the leap. Backers who pledge at Four Books or higher can have their books signed by the author (Josh), artist (Anna), or the princess (a polite fabrication), and addressed to anyone they choose.
We’ll use the magic of bookplates to make this happen, so Anna can send Josh an envelope of cardstock rather than ship a crate of books.
So if you can, please consider adjusting your pledge and making the leap for Princess Fayola.
And Thank You Thank You Thank You!
We’ve seen 261 generous backers come out of the woodwork for this project. Some of you have made big pledges; some of you have shouted out from the rooftops; some of you have contacted us with praise, questions, and concerns. We are incredibly grateful for every single one of you.
Thank you so much for coming out in support of this project.