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Dyna Soar Book Kickstarter

aim9xray

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I've just learned about a kickstarter for a new Dyna Soar book. It has been written by Air Force Historian Dr. Roy Houchin (who has written a previous dissertation on the subject) and is to be published by ARA Press' Jack Hagerty if the Kickstarter is successful.

If you are interested in supporting what looks to be a good cause, follow the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jhagerty/the-dyna-soar-book?ref=thanks-copy
 

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I chipped in. Here's hoping enough others do, too.
 

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That was too ambitious. While I applaud his efforts, a bit of research would have revealed that setting a lower dollar goal would have had a better chance of meeting its target and while not dropping the price of the book to the desired price point, would have brought in enough to drop it to closer to the target. However, a last minute surge is not unheard of.
 
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Kickstarter campaign unsuccessful. Only $4,268 raised of $60,000 needed. Does that mean that the book won't see print?
 

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No, not necessarily. The author has a few options left. Try another crowdfunding platform or attempt to solicit pre-orders for a smaller press run. I know that below a certain minimum, the cost per book increases but he may be able to find (or already has?) someone who can do an economical short run.
 

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Or perhaps a print-on-demand sort of procedure?
 

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The kickstarter campaign has been renewed, will run through January 1, 2020.

 

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It looks like that the Dyna-Soar book kickstarter will fail. There has been no movement in weeks now.
 

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They tried yet another kickstarter iteration that worked and raised more than the last one. The book is a go. And, yes, I contributed to the kickstarter funding.
 
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