UPDATE 8/7/2012: From today’s Fall River Herald –Here’s some wonderful Kickstarter results from a guy who seems to care more about Fall River than his own self interests. Judging by the amount of money he raised in the first few hours there are plenty of others who like his idea and the donation rewards given to the contributors. Kudos to Furtado!
Check out his video HERE for his slide show with great pics of Fall River and his telling of why he’s doing this.
While at the Fall River Historical Society today, August 4th, a FRPD Officer gave me a copy of a “Harrassment Notice” filed by Stefani Koorey saying I should stay 50 feet away from her. Apparently she was waiting for me to show up, then called the FRPD to say I was there. Does she really think I make these trips to harrass her? She’s not on my Agenda of people to see and places to go. But with her, it’s “all about Stefani”. Actually, I think it was retaliation for the below blog post:
Stefani Koorey was trying to raise over $13,000 to publish the next several issues of The Literary Hatchet via Kickstarter. (In four years, she’s produced five issues). For a $5,000 donation you would be able to have your name on the masthead for five future issues, receive printed copies free, AND………wait for it…….”dinner with the editor”. That’s right. (By contrast, I donated $1,000 towards the printing cost for the Fall River Historical Society’s magnificent book, Parallel Lives and received a special Benefactors Edition, a primary collectible valued well over $1,000). Anyway, back to Stef”s Fundraiser “FAIL”:
10 Backers. 3 Comments. Read about it HERE.
I even donated twice – once in the name of my cousin (Sylvia Burton).
The Literary Hatchet, is a slick publication with excellent content, well edited and cheaply priced. Thing is, nobody (well, practically nobody) reads them. Same with her Forum. It may be poor marketing or perhaps something a little darker and “popularity based”.
I personally think people were turned off by the manner in which she set up the donated contribution to the “rewards” distribution. As I’ve stated before:
Some people are in serious need of radical Ego reduction surgery.
I was very surprised she received only 10 donors – well, 8 actually if you deduct the two I made. She only raised $180, thus the project failed. I had thought she would raise at least $252 – the same number of people who voted for her in the last Fall River mayoral race.
To her credit, however, she did edit and write the photo captions for Fall River Revisited, which is a neat little collectible on Fall River history.