Second, and most importantly, after talking to more banks than I ever want to again, I discovered a lender that truly believes in helping start-up businesses move from idea to reality. As a result, the amount that I have to bring to the table in order to get a start-up loan is much less than any other bank wanted.
I sincerely hope that this new goal, and the fact that we are already almost halfway there, will encourage anyone who was deterred by the previous goal to join us. Also, because I never intended for this campaign to go on indefinitely, it will end in 11 days, on the evening of March 15.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this endeavor with everything from financial contributions to encouraging words to sound advice. Please share the page with your friends one last time as we close things out strong. You can contribute by clicking the link here or by clicking the button at the top right of this page.
The Last Word is closer than ever to becoming a real place, a place where you can buy books, meet authors, and basically plug into a like-minded community. It's going to be one heck of a ride.