Dieselpunks called for help, and you were listening!
In less than half a day, we were able to raise our goal of $3,500!
Just so we're transparent about where the funds are going:
5% to Kickstarter
3-5% to Amazon
20-25% to Uncle Sam for taxes
$50 for postcards/shipping
25 Dieselpunk books [($20.33 * 25) + ($10 shipping * 25)] = ~$758.25
Shipping for 5 copies of Diesel City (already in stock) = ~$50
2015 renewal for domain names = $34.51
Hosting = $599.90
Music licenses & fees = $1,100
As you can see, most of the overhead is going towards the fundraiser itself! The other huge chunk is the hosting and music licenses.
So, what are our options?
I would love to move our music to a major platform like Live365. This way, we could open it up to more devices and gain better negotiation pricing with the music labels. What are your thoughts on this?
As for our website hosting, we're stuck here unless I manually cut and paste all of the articles/videos/photos onto another website system. Even then, our forums would be lost (but most definitely upgraded in the process).
As the community, what do you want? What does this website do really well? What's the worst part about Dieselpunks? Are we missing something really important?
The ideas so far: