A message from Joanna Dobson, 12 December 2013
Thank you so much to everyone who’s backed our crowdfunding campaign to publish the story of Incredible Edible Todmorden – and to all who weren’t able to support us financially but helped to spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and newsletters, words in the ears of family and friends, and much more.
It was an amazing feeling to reach our target on Monday evening and to know that the book is really happening after all the ups and downs of the last four weeks. We’re looking forward to sharing progress with you in the remaining months till publication.
We’ll be in touch very soon to collect information so we can ensure your rewards are sent where they should be (especially those of you who have asked for Todmorden fruit trees, which will be despatched as soon as possible).
What happens next is the completion of the revised first draft, which we expect to be ready for final copy-editing in early January. In the meantime we’ll be confirming quotes from publishing companies, reworking the budget to see if we can extend the print run, and doing all the other fun administrative stuff that needs to happen in order to get the book to you on time, whether it’s an e-book or a paperback.
The Kickstarter site will still be live even though it will not be open to further contributions. We’ll post updates for supporters on how the book is progressing and with details of the launch, so please keep an eye on the site and do tell any friends who might be interested in getting copies when it’s published.
There’ll also be more information on the Urban Pollinators site, as well as a list of all our backers and links to the many blogs, websites and other media that have featured the project so far.
Also, don’t forget my blog, where I’m sure I’ll be charting the progress to publication as well as continuing to write on other food and environment-related issues.
Thank you again for helping to make this project happen,
We’re extremely grateful to all the people who pledged their support to make Incredible! happen. Whether your pledge was large or small, each one made a difference and helped bring this project to life and spread the word about a different way of thinking about food, community, learning and business. So an incredible thank you to you all!
A big Yorkshire thank-you to:
Janet P Henley
John Christopher Lee
Hilary J Wilson
Dr Nicola Dempsey
Linda Hoinville and John Evans
Jonathan Le Tocq
Dawn R Bazely
Professor Cathy Parker
Elena Del Arco
Parson Cross Initiative
Robert Ivor Chapman
Jacob Urup Nielsen
Hon Weng Chang
Transition Town Market Harborough
José Carlos Mota
Beverley Gray Hills
Ingrid Birchell Hughes
Paul de Zylva