There are just two weeks until the ‘Bruce Finds A Home’ Kickstarter begins – and you’re invited to the launch!
You are warmly invited to attend the launch at 5pm Wednesday 24 May at Startup Space, Dunedin (thanks Startup Space!). The launch is being sponsored by Invercargill Brewery, who are providing us with Pitch Black beer (in homage to a certain pitch black cat). You can check out the launch details here.
Postage and packaging
Postage and packaging seems to be the Achilles Heel of many a Kickstarter. Postage costs count towards your Kickstarter goal (eg if someone buys a book for $20 and postage is $4, that $4 counts towards my Kickstarter fundraising total), so it all has to be factored into the budgeting. It gets a bit complicated once you factor in international shipping (a lot of Bruce’s fans are in America, Germany and The UK), but I think I have found my postage box supplier (Quick Brown Box), and the team at Mary Egan Publishing recommended checking out GoSweetSpot for shipping.
I am thrilled to reveal the ‘Bruce Finds A Home’ sponsors:
Premium Sponsor: Otago Polytechnic
Gold Sponsors: Pet Doors R Us, Black Cat Candles
Silver Sponsors: Blackcat Education, Quick Brown Fox, Black Cat Interiors, Humanimals
Bronze Sponsor: Royal Canin
And of course many thanks to Invercargill Brewery who are supporting the Kickstarter launch.
Digital Content Coordinators still smashing it
My Digital Content Coordinators are riding a wave of creativity this week. One’s written a couple of awesome blog posts for Bruce to share, and the other one is working on some Pusheen-inspired animations. I can’t wait to see them!
Giving Bruce’s fans the good stuff
And of course I’ve been trying even harder than usual to provide Bruce’s fans with content they love so they’ll keep coming back to his page and come along on the Kickstarter journey with us. Here’s the latest video – a round-up of Bruce’s cutest photos ever.
2023 Burns fellow Kathryn van Beek has an MA from Victoria University Wellington - Te Herenga Waka’s International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Prize. Her collection of short stories, Pet, is available as a podcast, and her work has also appeared in Overland, takahē, Newsroom, and the Sunday Star-Times. She lives in UNESCO City of Literature Ōtepoti Dunedin with her two rescue cats.