Our Kickstarter is over — as of nearly 2 weeks ago! We’re a little late posting this update, but still wanted to share it with you!
We reached 121% of our goal, for a total of $91,474 from 1461 backers in 34 countries. We were completely overwhelmed by the amount of support and feedback we received from everyone, so THANK YOU!
We also received a good deal of press during the campaign. Some highlights of our press coverage in English:
- TechCrunch: Outlier Dictionary Is A Savior For Overwhelmed Chinese Language Students
- Tech in Asia: Outlier Linguistics is teaching what most Chinese courses don’t – how characters work
- China Economic Review: Q&A: Outlier’s Ash Henson on developing a new kind of Chinese dictionary
During the campaign we announced a collaboration with Olle Linge of Hacking Chinese and John Pasden of Sinosplice and AllSet Learning. We’ll be working together to develop a workbook that teaches how Chinese characters work, as well as tips and tricks for making your learning more efficient. We’ll announce more on that as it develops, so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss it — it’s going to be awesome!
We also started a video series called How Chinese Characters Actually Work. Check it out:
So now begins the real task of developing the dictionary. We’ll be hiring a few people to help with data entry and research so we can churn through everything and get the first version released. We should be finishing and shipping the posters in August, and we’ll have a store on our site soon so you can order the posters, the workbook, the dictionary, and any future products.
Again, thank you so much for your support. None of this would be possible without you!