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Margaret Atwood Raising Money for App to Connect Artists & Fans

Novelist Margaret Atwood and a team of developers are raising $85,000 to build Fanado–a mobile app that will allow passionate fans around the world to interact with their favorite artists.

In the video embedded above, Atwood introduced the new tool. The app will give fans a peek at the artist’s writing desk, recording studio or workspace, talking to their favorite creator in digital space and getting a real souvenir from the meeting.

Check it out: “Fanado is where artists meet audiences beyond the reach of the press tour, without the expense and hassle but with safety and control. Anytime and anyplace: meet, greet and sign; save money and earn revenue; delight fans and discover new ones. Create and archive shows. Promote real world events with Fanado’s virtual ones. Fanado values your time, expands your reach, engages your audience and keeps you in  control. It is live and intimate, with a ‘Kodak Moment’ stickiness that will make it the most effective tool in your social media mix.”

For a $10,000 investment, you can actually win a spot in Atwood’s next novel along with a host of other rewards: “Your name – or the name of a friend of nominee – as a character in Margaret Atwood’s forthcoming novel, ‘Maddaddam,’ or as a Gardener Saint. Bragging rights with all your friends – you’ll be surprised how cleverly Margaret weaves you into her story.”

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