Bindtaria Begins

Total: 140.5 percent of goal

The Iliad Library edition: 483/500

The Iliad Libraria edition: 49

The Odyssey: 471/500

The Odyssey Libraria edition: 50

Heidi German edition: 62

Homer Ebook sets: 88

Thanks very much to everyone who took part. We will be signing the lease for the building and starting to acquire the machines very soon, and we expect to officially begin initial setup and training operations in January. Our objective – and I cannot stress this enough, it is an objective – is to produce our first sample products in March. Rest assured that we’ll be taking lots of pictures of the process and posting them along the way.


Bindery Campaign Final Update

Days Left: LAST DAY

Status: 127.7 percent of goal

The Iliad: 438/500

The Odyssey: 425/500 

This is the last day of the Castalia Bindery Campaign. Please note that we will not be producing more of these limited collector’s editions once the Special Bindery Editions are completed, so if you’re on the fence about whether to dive in or not, this is your last opportunity. They will be removed from the site at approximately 9 AM Eastern tomorrow morning.

Thanks very much to everyone who helped make this a successful campaign from Day One.

Bindery Campaign Update 26

Days Left: 2

Status: 104.2 percent of goal!

The Iliad: 355/500

The Odyssey: 346/500 

I’m extremely pleased to be able to announce that the Castalia Bindery campaign has been a complete success! Yesterday afternoon, the Books For Frens group placed their orders on behalf of the selected recipients and that pushed the campaign across the finish line. Thanks to everyone who supported it!

What’s particularly remarkable is that the campaign has actually exceeded the original Alt-Hero campaign that got this whole process started, but since it didn’t utilize Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other crowdfunding site, we’ll be able to devote at least an additional $20k to the purpose rather than the process. This is an important proof of concept, and means that we’ll be able to operate at an even higher level of efficiency and stewardship in the future.

We very much appreciate all the Bindery backers, and also wish to single out Cactus Eater Bear, who was the architect of the Books For Frens operation that was completely unknown to us, but is an excellent reminder of the value of effective independent action in parallel with the primary effort. Well done, everyone!

There are still two days left, so if you’re interested in obtaining either the Library or the Libraria editions of The Iliad and The Odyssey, now is the time to act. Of all the books we’ve done to date, these will almost certainly be the most collectible over time, as in addition to being the first products of the new bindery, they will have a smaller print run than anything we intend to do in the future.

Green light means go!


Bindery Campaign Update 21

Days Left: 7

Status: 88.4 percent of goal.

The Iliad: 303/500

The Odyssey: 290/500 

As requested, we have also added an additional support option for those who wish to support the creation of the Castalia Bindery but a) don’t want the actual books, b) can’t afford them, or c) prefer a pure support option that doesn’t impose any production costs.

So, we’ve added the Leather Ebook option for the final week of the campaign. For $50, buyers will receive both ebook editions of THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY, as well as an SG Bindery badge. Please note that it is NOT necessary for those who have already bought one of the books – or the German HEIDI, for that matter – to buy this option, as they will also receive the ebooks and the badge when they become available.