Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again

Published February 28, 2015

The current crowdfunding campaign for ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions on Kickstarter will end tonight at 11.59pm CET. Although the pledges are still coming in - which I think is fantastic - the brutal truth is that unless 20 people, each with SEK 50,000 to spare (SEK 50,000 being the maximum amount each individual backer is allowed to pledge), should magically reappear before the campaign ends, it will not reach its goal.

But as I made clear in yesterday's blog, I haven't given up on the project. I'm already gearing up for a second crowdfunding campaign, in which I plan to offer an e-book version plus at least one of two possible print versions (perhaps both).

If you haven't already taken my second survey, asking you to name which of three alternatives you'd be most likely to buy (e-book, paperback or hardback), please take the survey here. Many thanks in advance - the results will help me prepare for a crowdfunding campaign that has a better chance of actually succeeding.

My motto here is: "Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again." Which gives me an excellent excuse to post this Youtube link to a song from my favourite Fred & Ginger movie, Swing Time. (The fabulous dance number that follows the song in the film is not included in the clip, but it can be viewed here.)


Fred & Ginger take a fall, but then simply pick themselves up.