We funded The Magazine: The Book! Thanks to everyone who backed the project. I chose to go to Kickstarter to ask for a combination of pre-orders and general financial support, because coming up with the nearly $50,000 to make the project work was a tall order. By turning to readers, friends, and colleagues who wanted to help and/or get a book as part of the deal, it means 100% of the cost is covered before going into production.
It also meant we could stretch. The book was originally planned as a 200-page hardcover with good binding and a 200-page ebook that was exactly the same. But because we shot past out $48,000 and hit a $55,000 stretch goal (and even exceeded that), we can afford the reprint, design, and production fees to create a 300-page ebook, and to upgrade the hardcover binding to something a little more special.