Guest Interview:Heidi Black on ElectricAbyss-The Art of Heidi Black
Stretch goal: $3000 – At $3000 I will unlock an additional 16 pages of sketch art and process work, and every backer who contributed $30 or more will receive a pack of postcard art
Stretch goal: $4000 – at $4000, I will add two more tutorials in the book: mixed media techniques and cut paper illustration.
Stretch goal: $5000 – at $5000 I will include a digital 15-page pdf “coloring book” of various lineart drawings for ALL backers, plus an additional in-book tutorial (backers vote)
Why stretch goals? My goal has always been to be able to provide this how-to book for $20, and more backers means a larger print run, resulting in lower printing costs per book! This means I can make a longer book with more content!
|Cat paws and Christmas ornaments not included.|
Printing cost is the first major issue. $20 is at-price for most printers for a book of this quality, meaning I would get no payment for any of the actual labor, supplies, or time I put into the book and tutorials, nor would I be able to cover shipping. I've managed to find a printer that will print for less, but $20 is still a tight stretch for me. I've always wanted the goal to be $20 for the book though - and Kickstarter backers are lucky, as my at-convention and post-purchase price will probably have to be increased to $25!
As for distribtion - without buying an ISBN and barcode, I have no way to submit this to distribution centers. Amazon's Createspace thankfully works as a distribution if I do purchase these, but most of my sales are probably going to be from people who know me online or see my work at conventions. Its just kind of how this goes - a book like this is going to gain most of its publicity from word of mouth.
And for those of you who've stuck around to the very end, a treat. Heidi's posted a sample tutorial for her watercolor process!