Following a request to the mountain bike community to fund the publishing of his book, Endurance: Within, using Crowdfunding, Rob Lee has successfully raised enough money to proceed with getting it into print.
Here’s Rob with an exclusive comment on the great news:
“I’m pleased to announce that Crowdfunding for my book Endurance Within has reached it’s minimum funding target in a remarkably short time. I’m very humbled by the support I have been getting from all corners of the bike industry and community. I’m especially stoked by the support from you guys at BM who were straight on it from the start.
“It’s been a crazy couple of days and something that we anticipated would take weeks was accomplished in less than 50 hours. I only thought about Crowdfunding my book last week, I wrote the first pitch mid-week, got approval on Friday, wrote the web pitch at the weekend and then woke up to find I was live on Monday! What had been planned as a lazy morning followed by a ride and a cake turned into a long and hectic day. In the end though it’s been worth the sleepless nights just for the thrill of seeing those numbers going up.
“I’m reading the manuscript again, as I’ve not looked at it for a few months, so I’m happy with what we are publishing, and then I’ll be sorting out the order for print run and extras for the rewards. Crowdfunding terms and conditions dictate that the pitch will stay open until the end of the term and so it is a possibility that all the production copies could be pre-sold before I even have them in my hands. If anyone wants to guarantee a copy the opportunity is still there to join the Crowdfund and pledge.
“Many thanks to everyone who has supported. I’m amazed, very happy and grateful.”