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Kickstarter

Day 075: Panama Canal (SPECIAL)

Hello everyone. Please watch us LIVE on August 2nd as we transit the Panama Canal from Atlantic to Pacific. http://www.pancanal.com has the live cameras. Hope you get to “see” us!

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Backer Surveys are going out

Hi West By Sea backers, (you can also read this update on Kickstarter) We hope you’re enjoying the springtime. In less than two weeks we set off for Australia so it’s time to collect your mailing address. Each backer will get at least one postcard mailed from the ship (some rewards come with several cards).  So … Continue reading »

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Successful Funding Campaign

Nicely done! Over $10,000 contributed by over 150 backers in less than 45 days. Just incredible support. We’ll do our best to be worthy of your trust. The energy will move away from Kickstarter and over here to the main website. Backers will each be added to the site as a registered user. New enthusiasts … Continue reading »

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Objects and other exciting news

Objects Hi everyone, we’re into the final week. Pre-orders for books and postcards will end on 3/31 which is Sunday (and actually it’ll be 4am EDT on 4/1 so those in Hawaii can still pledge late.)  Backers should review the campaign again and consider adjusting pledges before the deadline – several new rewards. To give … Continue reading »

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KS Update #7 (Backers Only)

Posted an update about how the funds will be used, for backers only (at Kickstarter).

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Raising Funds through March 31st. Journey with us!

Help us write a book at sea. Funding through March 31st. Underway May – September 2013.

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West By Sea on a quest for numbered treasure

    I’m a huge fan of codes, ciphers, word plays, puns (as you’ve discovered this week on Twitter), maps, treasure hunting and quests. And for a while now I’ve wanted to do a book like one of my favorites from grammar school: Masquerade by Kit Williams (on Amazon).  Well now thanks to your support it … Continue reading »

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How did the Pied Piper do it?

Today we’re thinking about followers. Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter. There are online companies who guarantee you tens of thousands of followers. Our concern is those followers are actually follow-bots or worse sweatshops filled with drudges at computers.  I’m sure many are completely legitimate, but the scale seems daunting on such a short timeframe. Our Kickstarter timeframe … Continue reading »

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Update #4: Announcing Stretch Goals

3/8 UPDATE: Announcing Stretch Goals in Kickstarter Update #4. And the first one is already funded! We also added new rewards and welcomed our first expeditionary gear sponsor Juicies. The first ten days have been exciting. The initial funding goal for underway internet access was reached in less than 72 hours thanks to your support. … Continue reading »

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Update #3: Michelle’s Take on the Kickstarter Campaign

Check out the latest update on the Kickstarter page.

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West By Sea: primary funding goal reached

Just want to get this awesome news out there. “We’re in!” With your help this is only just the beginning. Join the fun and read this update about what’s coming next. Did we already say Backers Rock?!? Yeah, ya do.

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Picked up by LUNATIK Life

Very excited our Kickstarter project is featured in the Lunatik Life weekly roundup! http://lunatiklife.com/features/post/Notable-Kickstarter-Projects The first project we ever backed came from MNML and the Lunatik brand. So very nice of them to suggest our little project to their loyal followers. THANKS!

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Kickstarter project: first funding goal reached. Keep it moving!

Check it out! Thanks everyone for your upcoming support. http://kck.st/WeFlcJ

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Journal project submitted to Kickstarter

Just a quick update folks. Kickstarter has the ball. The project submission went in late on Thursday, a couple days later than planned. We wanted to have it live for the weekend. We’ll see if they get to it the next couple days. Probably Tuesday at the latest. Fingers crossed for approval! We priced nice … Continue reading »

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Kickstarter – almost ready!

Hi everyone. We’re closing in on having the Kickstarter project ready to launch. Pretty much the only thing left is to record narration and cut a short video. To get a sense of what the campaign page will look like, you can check out the ‘preview’ link. Here it is.

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