As some of you know, I published a book about the collected wisdom of Finnish sauna design in Summer 2019, in Finnish. Many people have been asking me about the possibility of enjoying the same content in English.
Well, now is your chance to make that possible on Kickstarter!
Olen käynnistämässä joukkorahoitushankkeen Hyvien löylyjen salaisuus -kirjani versioinnista englanniksi. Kampanja käynnistyy 19.11.2019 ja myös suomenkieliset tukijat ovat erittäin tervetulleita - erityisesti apu kampanjan tiedottamisesta englanninkieliseen maailmaan otetaan kiitollisuudella vastaan ! 🙂
On Tue 19th Nov 2019, I am starting a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise funds to create the English edition of the book. We are not talking about a translation, but a version created for international audiences from the start! The book will include some 50% of similar content with the Finnish book and new stuff specifically designed for sauna lovers outside Finland.
This means that for approximately a month, you will have an opportunity to pledge different rewards on Kickstarter (see campaign page). For instance, the printed book will be $29 USD + shipping. The total value of pledges counts towards campaign target, some 12,000 USD (means I need 300+ supporters). If the target is reached, your credit card will be charged and I will eventually receive most of the funds to fund the writing, production, printing, and distribution of the book.
Fingers crossed and if everything goes as planned, the book should reach the campaign supporters by Christmas 2020. If the campaign fails, the production will not commence in early 2020 and the world will have to wait bit longer. And I will also know something about the attractiveness of the current offer.
I have decided against trying to find a regular publisher for the book as I would love to get started with the project ASAP.
So dear reader, if you feel like the world deserves to learn the secrets of Finnish sauna design, please visit the campaign page, pledge a reward, and share the campaign with everyone you know might be interested!
Everyone’s participation is welcome, needed, and highly appreciated 🙂 !