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Tub Lit: Kickstarter project offers waterproof books June 15, 2015 – Posted in: book design, Books and Technology, Content, Paper, Video

  The latest crowdsourced gem for the book crowd comes to us from Bibliobath. Thanks to Wing Weng and Jasper Jansen, a Dutch-Chinese couple based in Amsterdam, we finally have the waterproof book! They have 4 titles ready to go; a selection of short stories by Mark Twain, one of the selected poetry by W. B. Yeats, an edition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and a special Kickstarter-only edition of the Chinese classic The Art of War.…

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A Kickstarter Tragedy: ‘sad pictures for children’ goes up in flames March 5, 2014 – Posted in: books, Comics / Cartoons

It started innocently enough. In May, 2012 Comic artist John Campbell took to the crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter to fund a book based on his internet comic. It was to be called sad pictures of children. His goal: $8000 Amount he raised: $51,615 Campbell published 2000 copies of the book and all seemed well. Another Kickstarter victory for the book set. Then on Feburary 27th, 2014 in an update to backers titled “It’s Over” Campbell goes…

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Shooting an Orwell Essay June 26, 2013 – Posted in: Content

“In order to hate imperialism you have got to be part of it.” – George Orwell What a better way to celebrate the 110th birthday of George Orwell than to kick off a campaign to fund a film version of Orwell’s seminal essay, Shooting an Elephant. With the permission of the Orwell Estate in hand Juan Pablo Rothie wants to bring the essay to the screen and has started a Kickstarter campaign to make it happen. First…

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