It’s crunch time! Anna Ruadh will be launched on June 24, 2020, which is approaching quickly. We are working hard to get the rewards into your hands, and looking forward to sharing this wonderful creation with all of you!

MÌLE TAING! / A THOUSAND THANKS!

We at Bradan Press would like to thank you for your continued support of this project. From the first few days of the Kickstarter campaign, to the stretch goal, and through each monthly update, your support has been recognized and appreciated.

SHIPPING YOUR REWARDS

We plan to ship out all rewards this month. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had a few supply chain challenges, and manufacturing and shipping times have been delayed in many regions, which means that you may not receive your rewards until July.

Backers in the USA may be particularly affected, as the pandemic situation there has led our US supplier to extend printing times to 22-25 business days. Unfortunately this situation is out of our control; we apologize for any delays!

Fortunately, if you are receiving the digital reward, those will go out later this month with no delays, via a download link sent to the e-mail address you provided us.

HAS YOUR ADDRESS CHANGED?

If your shipping address has changed since June 2019, you have until Monday, June 15, 2020 to update your shipping address online. Please log into Kickstarter.com to make the change. Our database will update and we will receive an automatic notification. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Kickstarter.com and click “Log in” in the top right corner.
  2. After logging in, you will be taken to the Kickstarter home screen. Click on the little circle with the green dot in the top right corner.
  3. Scroll down to see “Backed Projects” and click on Anna Ruadh.
  4. Click on “View survey” (probably underneath the green box, on a purple background)
  5. Scroll down and underneath your name and address click “Edit Address”.
  6. ADD YOUR PHONE NUMBER if you haven’t already (the shipping service requires your phone number to ensure delivery!)
  7. Update your shipping address if you need to.

Problems logging in? If you chose to make your original pledge as a “Guest” and didn’t create a Kickstarter profile, you may not be able to log in to provide the info we need. Please check the instructions here to activate your Kickstarter guest pledge account: https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005132853-How-do-I-activate-my-Kickstarter-guest-pledge-account-

Why are we asking you to give the updates directly through Kickstarter.com? Because otherwise, we have to spend hours and hours tracking down information from emails, social media messages, and other places, and manually entering it into a spreadsheet. It’s possible a mistake may be made… and it also takes our time away from finishing and publishing the book!

ADD KICKSTARTER TO YOUR EMAIL CONTACTS

Add “notification@kickstarter.com” AND “no-reply@kickstarter.com” AND “info@bradanpress.com” to your email contact list today, so our communications with you don’t get lost in your spam folder! We want you to receive your updates and rewards!

BOOK LAUNCH

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to hold our in-person Anna Ruadh book launch events. However, we will hold a virtual cèilidh book launch online on Wednesday June 24th at 3pm Atlantic (2pm Eastern, 7pm UK time). Details and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/194968198408782/

We invite you to join translator Mòrag Anna NicNèill and editor Emily McEwan for this online event featuring readings from the new translation, parallel readings from the original in English, a chat with illustrator Etta Moffatt, and a wealth of Gaelic music: songs, puirt-á-beul, fiddling, and a step or two from artists in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Ireland! The cèilidh will pay tribute to the Gaelic culture of L.M. Montgomery’s Prince Edward Island as it was in 1908 when Anne was first published. This event will take place with grant support from Arts Nova Scotia.

If you are unable to attend the Facebook Live virtual book launch, you will be able to view it later on Facebook and YouTube! We’ll send links in a future update.

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