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The Kickstarter give and take

Over one month this spring, Amanda Palmer raised nearly $1.2 million from fans through Kickstarter.com.

When an NPR station holds a pledge drive, it offers thank you gifts based on donation size — $60 might get a mug; $120, a tote bag to show off at Whole Foods. Amanda Palmer promised similar kinds of treats when, over one month this spring, she raised nearly $1.2 million from fans through Kickstarter.com. Those who paid $1 got a digital download of the new album, Theatre Is Evil, while fans who ponied up $300 got an invite to a private show (in places from Boston to Berlin). Here, a selection of Palmer perks for higher-level donors — and an idea of how busy she’ll be delivering them.

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