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Curves Photography Book Featured On Kickstarter

Victoria Janashvili hopes to raise $37,500 on Kickstarter for Curves. This photography book features models with a variety of different body types.

The funds will be used to cover the costs of hiring an editor, bringing in a designer, studio expenses, printing, and shipping. We’ve embedded a video about the project above; learn more from the Kickstarter page:

“In today’s society the suicidal rate is the highest in recorded history and it’s mostly appearance based. This means that by spreading an image of a realistic and beautiful body that women of all ages can relate to and find beautifully portrayed we can save some lives. This is an important book. For the fashion industry. For media. For women.”

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William Shatner Uses Kickstarter to Raise Money For New Book

Star Trek star William Shatner is trying to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter to fund a book and website dedicated to teaching people over 50 how to reinvent themselves.

According to the Kickstarter page, Catch Me Up will be about two things: “Achieving great things in your life at any age” and “How to leverage the new technology around us today to do anything you want, at warp speed.”

Check it out: “I’ve been unemployed over 400 times in my life. I’ve had to reinvent myself over and over to get hired by TV shows, movie producers, and even by Priceline.com when I was 60+ years old. If you or someone you know is over 50 and feels like it’s too late to catch up and re-invent the second half of their lives, TRUST ME…IT’S NOT!”

The Pop Up Art Book Featured On Kickstarter

Poposition Press hopes to raise $15,000 on Kickstarter for The Pop Up Art Book. This project features 3-D renditions of comic, pop, and street art pieces created by six artists.

The funds will be used to cover the production costs. We’ve embedded a video about the project above; learn more from the Kickstarter page:

“The idea behind this group book is to represent a wide range of contemporary art styles in an exciting new pop up format, and our ultimate goal is to get this book in as many of your hands as possible. After creating and self-publishing our first book, Pop Up Funk with artist Jim Mahfood in 2013, we reached out to other artists with the same simple concept: to take their art apart and then re-construct it as a three-dimensional pop-up spread.”

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B is for Bicycle Picture Book Featured On Kickstarter

Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald hopes to raise $15,000 for B is for Bicycle. With this picture book, they want to share their knowledge about the benefits of a cycling lifestyle.

The funds will be used to cover the costs of hiring an illustrator, printing, and shipping. We’ve embedded a video about the project above; learn more from the Kickstarter page:

“With B is for Bicycle, we have created characters who have found the tremendous benefits of cycling: health, freedom, independence, self-reliance, self-confidence, and environmental stewardship. We want parents and children to fall in love with these characters and learn more about what makes bicycles so special.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

Fairy Tale Art Book Featured On Kickstarter

Corwin Levi and Michelle Aldredge hope to raise $25,000.00 on Kickstarter for a book entitled Mirror Mirrored: A Contemporary Artists’ Edition of 25 Grimm’s Tales. 27 artists have signed on to contribute to this project.

The finished book will feature paintings, drawings, sculptures, and video pieces. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“Many of us were introduced to these stories as children, but the Grimms’ tales were always meant for grownups. They remain powerful and relevant today because they continue to speak to us across generations and cultures. Much like the Biblical stories remimagined by artists like Giotto and Caravaggio, these fairy tales are perfect for reinterpretation.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

Picture Book Starring Two Moms Featured On Kickstarter

Christy Tyner hopes to raise $13,000 on Kickstarter for a children’s book about a family with two mothers called Zak’s Safari. The funds will be used to cover the cost of printing, designing the artwork, and shipping.

The finished book will contain 34 pages of full-color illustrations. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“When the rain foils Zak’s plan for a safari adventure, he invites the reader on a very special tour of his family instead. Zak shows us how his parents met, fell in love, and wanted more than anything to have a baby—so they decided to make one…It’s my hope that this book will provide a starting place for many future conversations with your kids about their donor and conception story.”

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‘The Story Project: West Coast’ Featured On Kickstarter

Cameron Murray hopes to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter for “The Story Project: West Coast.” Murray hopes to create a book inspired by the ongoing “Story Project.”

The money will be used to cover the costs of traveling and collecting the content from different contributors. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“The Story Project: West Coast will feature stories of success, defeat, the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. This book will take the West Coast from a place or destination and turn it into a chronicle of those who inhabit it. This book will show you the downtrodden, beaten and broken and reveal to you how they became victors in their own way.”

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‘The Circus’ Hits Kickstarter

Artist Sarah Kaufman created a series of paintings and became inspired to use her pieces for a new children’s book entitled The Circus. She hopes to raise $9,000 on Kickstarter to cover the cost of self-publishing.

Kaufman’s artwork features whimsical subjects including a floating ship, flying dogs, and elephants walking on stilts. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“The book will also be submitted for consideration for major children’s book awards (Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and Moonbeam Children’s Book Award). The design and layout of the book has already begun. It will be approximately a 12X12 hardcover with nice, big illustrations for the kids to enjoy, and maybe the grown ups too.”

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Laura Numeroff Turns to Kickstarter For the ‘Work for Biscuits’ Series

Laura Numeroff, the author behind the New York Times bestselling picture book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, hopes to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter for the Work for Biscuits book series. The first installment, Raising a Hero story stars an eager-to-please service puppy in-training named Max.

The funds will be used to cover the cost of printing the hardcover edition and developing an interactive eBook version that will be be accessible to readers with special hearing and mobility needs. Artist Lynn Munsinger has signed on to create the illustrations.

We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“Laura has always wanted to write this series. Her publishers turned down an early manuscript about a therapy dog, one suggesting it was more suitable for the ASPCA to publish. Laura soon discovered Kickstarter through a friend, Sean Hanrahan, co-creator of theWork for Biscuits series.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

Activism-Themed Picture Book is Featured On Kickstarter

Jason and Danica Russell hope to raise $35,000 on Kickstarter for their alphabet-themed picture book, A is For Activism.

They hope to use this book to inspire their children and other readers to give back to the world. The funds will be used to cover the cost of self-publishing. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“This book is not just for the earthy, the urban, the hipster, the hippy, the traveler, the militant extremist, the organic, the already active activists, but… for the cool kids all over the world, looking for a way to matter in that world. This book is for anyone who wants to get involved, and give back, but feels overwhelmed about where to start. We believe, it is never too soon for kids to start thinking about kindness, and pro-active problem solving in big and small ways.”

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