How does BackerKit crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding is a collaborative way to bring ideas and projects to life. Project creators post their idea for a project, and backers pledge money to make the project possible. Backers get behind the scenes access and backer-only rewards, which can include exclusive products, special pricing, creative input, content, and more.
To become a backer, select a pledge level that features the reward(s) you would like to receive when the project is successfully completed and make your contribution.
All-or-nothing crowdfunding model: The creator sets a funding goal and a deadline to raise funds. If the project does not meet the goal by the deadline, backers credit cards are not charged and no money changes hands.
Crowdfunding projects can happen at various stages of the creative process. Make sure to check the estimated timeline of when rewards will be delivered. Project creators will keep you updated on the progress toward completion and delivery of your rewards.
Backing a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as purchasing an item from a store. When you back a campaign you are supporting the creation of something new. Rewards are almost always delivered, but are not guaranteed.
When will I be charged for my pledge?
Your payment method will not be charged right away. You will be charged for the amount of your pledge when the campaign ends and the project reaches its funding goal. You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its funding goal.
What happens after the campaign is over?
The Creator will send out a survey that will ask you for more information about your pledge, your shipping information, additional items you may want to add to your pledge, and collect shipping fees if applicable.
The survey will be sent to the email address we have on file with your pledge.
Any additional payment will be charged when you complete your survey and confirm your order.
I've backed other Iron Circus projects! What's happening? Where can I get updates on them?
ALL of our independently-run crowdfunds from 2022 and then some are being tracked in our Crowdfund Roundup! You can check that page here for the latest news on The Poorcraft Cookbook, The Silent Lord, Sea in You, and more! https://ironcircus.com/crowdfund-roundup/ As for the Smut Peddler Double Header on Backerkit, check the updates tab on that crowdfund's page!
Will there be an opportunity to purchase other Iron Circus titles during this campaign?
Yes! During fulfillment, when we collect shipping costs, you'll have the option to add every Iron Circus title we have in stock as an Add-On.
I backed day one, but now I want to adjust my pledge level. I have to cancel and re-pledge. Will I still get the exclusive day-one-backer reward?
Our friends at Backerkit assure us this will still be possible!
Will everyone who backs on the first day get a day-one-backers pin, or only people with physical orders?
Just the backers who pledged for physical orders of Failure to Launch! However, this will change if we decide to include a stretch goal that explicitly says so.
Are you still looking for creators for Failure to Launch? Can I submit a story?
Apologies, but Failure to Launch's line-up was finalized half a year ago! However, we're always looking for new creators, both for our anthology projects and for graphic novels. Our submissions are eternally open! Head here to read up on the rules for submitting your work! https://ironcircus.com/submissions/
Do you need a pin manufacturer? A printer? A publisher?
No, thank you! We had suppliers in place before launch, and we ARE a publisher.