Monday, March 30, 2015

Help a Mammoth, Win a Shirt!

Just about every crowdfunding campaign I've seen has included some form of this refrain: Even if you can't afford to donate, helping spread the word is a great form of support. It's true. You may have seen my post last week about my funding campaign to publish the children's book Mammoth is Mopey, a collaboration with my wife, Jennie. And if you follow me on Twitter, you've most certainly seen me mention it a few (dozen) times. So, if you're sympathetic with the mission of the book - to put cool, whimsical, modern versions of prehistoric animals in the hands of young potential scientists and artists, I hope you'll consider sending out a tweet, pin, Facebook link, or any other form of social media post to help us hit our goal.

To sweeten the deal beyond words of appreciation, we've decided to hold a contest. If you post about Mammoth is Mopey on social media, you have the chance win any tee shirt of your choice from my Redbubble shop. The rules are simple: Between now and Sunday, April 5, make a public post on a social media network. In the comments below, include a link to your post. Next Monday, I'll use the random number generator at Random.org to choose a winner and make the announcement. If you've already shared a link to Mammoth is Mopey, that's okay - share it again over the next week, and comment below!

If we keep up at the rate we've been going, we should fund fully during the last week of the campaign. But that's not guaranteed, and I'd love to wrap up before that. Every time we hit a 10% milestone, I reveal another character from the book. I'd love to knock five or six this week, and your shares can help. Here's the progress so far.





Thanks again to the on-line palaeontology community for the support - we've received so many kind words since we began the campaign that it's made us more confident that this book has a place in the world. The latest has been Chris DiPiazza, who totally gets what we're aiming to do with the book. Now, go spread the word and pick your prize! Some of the designs available are the official Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs tee, Palaeontology Fanciers, the pixel art Dinosprites, I Left My Heart in a Prehistoric Age, the Dinosaur Hearts, the Dinosaur Family Crests,the "You Complete Me" toon, or the new Honest To Goodness Dinosaur series.

29 comments:

  1. Done and done!

    https://twitter.com/JacquelynGill/status/582614109616795649

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  2. Here you go :)

    https://twitter.com/elementparadise/status/582612272662597632

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  3. Gladly shared :)

    https://www.facebook.com/YesWeKant/posts/10153120916210325

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  4. Did it!
    https://www.facebook.com/matthew.haynes.1420/posts/10152842018638877?comment_id=10152842068203877&notif_t=feed_comment

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  5. https://twitter.com/spindyk/status/582631326185955329

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  6. With pleasure! https://www.facebook.com/saraemilywaller/posts/10153112074366900

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  8. http://thevexedmuddler.tumblr.com/post/115062548536/if-you-have-small-children-in-your-life-if-you

    tumblr sorted :)

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  9. Looking forward to getting my own copy as well!
    https://www.facebook.com/lofty.lofthouse/posts/10206718616469732

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  10. I shared it here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dinosaur-of-the-Week/126791477373115?fref=nf
    Yes, also a little self advertisement.

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  11. I'm pimping it on the Ars-Fatalis group at DA! http://ars-fatalis.deviantart.com/

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  12. :-) I'm not sure how to share my Facebook post so I'll share my Twitter post instead.
    https://twitter.com/Bramblesaurus/status/583072178133848065

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  13. Shared it here: https://twitter.com/Shichahn/status/583115877005930496

    Best of luck! (And I hope this isn't a double post, it gave me trouble the first time)

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  14. Hello! Have shared on facebook and on Tumblr (tagged you in post):

    http://miniaturedeerfestival.tumblr.com/post/115249364124/click-here-to-support-lets-publish-mammoth-is

    https://m.facebook.com/#!/story.php?story_fbid=10155321948380386&id=518235385&fs=1

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  15. Good luck! Shared here (among other places): http://on.fb.me/1P0FiJJ

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  16. Twittered earlier, but tweeted again- https://twitter.com/daumari/status/583722209169903618

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  17. https://www.facebook.com/care.marie/posts/10105521213560629 (sorry if I posted this twice, wasn't sure if it worked the first time)

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  18. http://the-barefoot-hatter.tumblr.com/post/115393746956/mammoth-is-mopey-is-an-alphabet-book-celebrating

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  19. Ooh, don't mind if I do!

    https://twitter.com/AlongsideWild/status/583743632823492611

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  20. I hope you reach your goal! Cheers,


    https://twitter.com/Chris_Aucoin/status/584083204841308160

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  21. Good luck!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/larry_shone/status/584095583679422465

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  22. I wish you the best luck!
    https://thetetanuraeguy.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/paleonews-9/

    :D

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  23. Best of luck! I really hope you reach your goal. :)

    https://m.facebook.com/lindseylwood/posts/10101938925599478

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  24. Big Money! Big Money! No Whammies!

    https://www.facebook.com/michael.voyles.33/posts/10205535092769752:0?pnref=story

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  25. Shared...hoping I'm able to contribute soon myself!
    https://twitter.com/ackack27/status/584914460487393280?s=09

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  26. Done! Here's hoping those Pinterest followers pick up the slack. =)

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/112308584435134011/

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  27. Added my plug. Hope for success! https://twitter.com/marslakes/status/588694675877404672

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  28. do you have any information on the book animals of long ago by raymond jones? it featured a green allosaurus on the cover with it's head in the foreground, it's tail much smaller in the background due to the distance. the allosaurus was atop of what was left of another animal's remains. thank you.

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