Well, this will be interesting… As someone who has absolutely no social media presence (save for contributing here and very occasionally to a couple of other music forums), I have just launched a campaign on a platform designed for people with vast Facebook followings.
So I need help from my AW pals. If you like the look of this, do please pass the Kickstarter link on through your social media or email any friends that might be particularly keen. The funding target is modest, but it will help – I’ve absorbed a lot of research costs thus far so £1000 toward printing will help (effectively, pre-selling around 70 of the planned 200 copies).
This project is more about locking down knowledge in a physical format – with copies to be sent to the British Library, National Jazz Archive, etc – than a commercial proposition. If there’s genuine demand for more than 200 copies, I can get another 50 or 100 printed, or whatever – but it will be increments like that. So there’s only likely to be a few hundred of these in the world. And, if I say so myself, I’m rather pleased with it! Full info on contents on the Kickstarter pages.