“See that Jamie Keddie. I contributed to his ‘Videotelling’ crowdfunding campaign and since then, I haven’t heard a thing!”
During the months of November and December last year, I ran a crowdfunding campaign to finance my soon-to-be-launched book, ‘Videotelling’. Thanks to 260 excellent people, we were able to raise funding to pay the editors, designer, illustrator, proofreader and consultants needed to bring the project to life.
My initial date for release was Spring 2016. With hindsight this was as bit optimistic. But I am very happy to say that we are getting there. The manuscript is currently with the copy editor. It will then go to the designer and then to the proofreader. It’s going to be an excellent book.
Unfortunately, I have run into a problem: a lot of the people who contributed to my campaign have not been receiving my email updates.
I think that this has to do with the fact that Indiegogo requires people to contribute through PayPal. Since many people do not have PayPal accounts, they enlist the help of friends or family members who do. As a result, I received those people’s emails rather than the emails of the people that actively contributed.
So, if you know someone who got involved with my crowdfunding campaign that has not heard from me, then please send them my way. And if this applies to you, please drop me a line at hello [at] jamiekeddie.com
Thank you very much!
News of the book will follow very soon. In the meantime, here is a progress report on the perks:
Ebook / signed paperback
These will be the last perks to be delivered.
Your name in the book
Three people chose this perk. We have corresponded and you will see your chosen characters in stories in the book when it is released.
8 people chose this perk and I will be sending out advance copies of the book as soon as the copy editing and design stages have been completed.
Secret video vault
120 people chose this perk – a guided tour of my 50 all-time favourite YouTube videos. You should all have received it now. If you were expecting to get it but didn’t, please get in touch at hello[at]jamiekeddie.com
The lost activities
This is a PDF ebook which contains 50 short video activities which were never published on Lessonstream. 84 people chose this perk. I am currently working on it and will send it out at the beginning of September.
5 days of workshops
All of these have been done. Thank you for the great days in Halle, Palma, Exeter, Civitavecchia and Tarragona.
10 coffees with Jamie
For those of you who haven’t had your coffees yet, you should have received postcards which serve as ‘Coffee with Jamie’ tokens. Warning: these will expire when I die!
4 thank-you videos
2 done, 2 to make this week
3 student surprise videos
1 done. 1 to do in September. 1 still to be decided
3 one-to-one training meetings
1 done. We will arrange to do the other 2 when the book is out (as agreed)
Please forgive me for not providing delivery dates here. I have learned not to make unnecessary promises. But we’re getting there and that’s the main thing. More news to come very soon …