We launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this week and just realized we haven’t yet shared it with you here! Our campaign is to raise completion funds for our book – to pay for things that we, as the authors, are expected to pay out of pocket. This includes such things as:
— a food stylist for the photo shoot (to ensure the food photos look as good – and delicious – as they possibly can
— our illustrator, Megan Piontowski, for the wonderful drawings she is making for the book
— the expense of having a professional indexer create an index for the book (very important, especially for a cookbook!)
— to transcribe our many audio tapes of interviews with German-Jews.
One of the wonderful things about crowdsourcing is that many small contributions = a huge difference! Another is that this type of fundraiser lets many people get involved with our process. We will update the campaign page often with news about the book. We welcome anyone who has stories or recipes about German-Jewish food to share them with us! And yet another wonderful thing is rewards! We are offering a wide range of rewards for donations, everything from an e-recipe, to artwork, to tote bags and aprons, to a homemade meal cooked in your home, and of course signed copies of the book. Hear more in the video above and/or click HERE to go to our Kickstarter page.
We feel humbled by the incredible outpouring of support for our project in the past several days. We are so appreciative and send out a gigantic thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far. We will be listing names of supporters here soon. We would be grateful to have your support as well. Thanks!