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Kickstarter Features a Travel Guide For Pet Owners

falcoHave you ever wanted to take your dog along for vacation? Writer Paul and his faithful pet Falco hope to raise £300 for their travel book project, Europe: A Woof Guide.

This book will share information and tips on how to bring your canine best friend along for trips to the South of France, Spain, and Italy. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“Why restrict yourself to holidays in the UK with its notoriously unpredictable weather when you can take your pet to the South of France, Spain, Italy or even the Czech republic just as easily. I recently booked a 1 week trip to the Cote D’azure for this summer that included all transport for 2 adults, 1 child and our dog in June for £250. It even included a free stop in Paris.”

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‘Great Adaptations’ Picture Book Featured On Kickstarter

Tiffany Taylor, an author who holds a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, hopes to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter for her picture book project, Great Adaptations. The finished book will contain ten stories, written in verse, that talk about evolution.

Taylor describes her book as a mash-up between Charles Darwin and Dr. Seuss. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“Each story is written in close collaboration with esteemed and up-and-coming scientists who have conducted extensive research on the topic at hand, and illustrated by an artist who shares an interest in the topic. For readers who want to learn more on the subject, the scientists are also providing a short commentary.”

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Michael O’Driscoll to Create ‘Bedbug Cartoon’ Book Thanks to Kickstarter Fundraiser

Michael O’Driscoll, the creator of the “Bedbug Cartoon” Tumblr page, has raised $6,984 for his compilation title, Bedbug’s Book of Wisdom.

The finished 40-page page will contain previously published online comics as well as never before seen cartoons. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“Each book will be signed/numbered and will include a handmade thank you card featuring Bedbug plus a cute little Bedbug drawing inside the cover. Each sponsor will be included in the appreciation credits in the book. So as to not pick ‘favorites’ the credits will be alphabetical.”

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A Computer Programming Book For Kids is Featured on Kickstarter

Two writing collaborators, Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky and John Vanden-Heuvel, hope to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter for their children’s book project.

They teamed up on a computer programming book for kids called ABCs of the Web: An Alphabet Primer For Future Developers. The intended audience are kids aged five and under. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“To program, the child’s brain needs to be developed enough to understand cause-effect relationships, serial ordering, quantity conservation and hierarchical classification. Although children under 5 exhibit the beginnings of these capacities, they first need to learn to identify objects before performing operations with them. That’s why we designed ABCs of the Web to allow children to learn at the right level.”

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Kickstarter Features a Children’s Book on Kindness

Writer Shervin Youssefian hopes to raise $7,500 on Kickstarter for her chidren’s book project. Youssefian’s young niece Chloe inspired her to write The Story of My Face: A Story About Getting Along.

With this project, Youssefian hopes to teach young readers kindness. The finished book will contain 27 pages and full-color illustrations. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“The vision for The Story of My Face is to achieve what other books like To Kill a Mockingbird have achieved. To plant seeds of tolerance and love in the hearts of our children. Seeds that will grow into oaks of kindness all around the world.”

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Clive Barker Art Book Featured on Kickstarter

Olympian Publishing founder Thomas Negovan hopes to raise $35,000 on kickstarter for a book entitled Imaginer: The Art of Clive Barker. Negovan intends to include more than 75 art pieces in the finished 160-page book.

Reportedly, this will be the first comprehensive volume profiling the artwork of Clive Barker. This book is meant to accompany the “Clive Barker: IMAGINER” art show which will open on January 18, 2014. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“There have been marginal explorations of Clive’s artwork in the past, but the most important part of this project is that the book is composed of entirely ALL NEW and ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION image captures.  The detail is impeccable, and Clive flatteringly declared the difference in detail of the new captures compared to previously printed ones like the difference between “chalk and cheese”.  (Which means they’re really, really good!)”

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Kickstarter Projects Raised $480M in 2013

kickstarterCrowdfunding site Kickstarter  helped creators raise $480 million during the year from 3 million different backers in 214 countries last year.

The company revealed a number of success metrics from 2013 and among the achievements, an emoji translation of Moby Dick, which was funded through Kickstarter, entered the Library of Congress last year. In addition, the Kickstarter film Blue Ruin was at Cannes and the Kickstarter film Inocente won an Oscar, and Werner Herzog narrated a video about salt.

AppNewser has more: “To celebrate what the company accomplished in 2013, the company created a Year in Kickstarter presentation, complete with moving pictures of some of their favorite projects:  the Pebble smartwatch, the Ouya game console, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headgear, and the sea faring Delorean Hovercraft, just to name a few.”

An Edible Plants Guidebook Featured on Kickstarter

Collaborators Courtney Jean Perry and Tomer Kilchevsky hope to raise $17,500 on Kickstarter for their nonfiction book, The Edible Camino: A Pilgrim’s Guide. Perry and Kilchevsky wrote this guidebook to help those who embark on a pilgrimage to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.

This guidebook will contain information on how to spot edible mushrooms and plants that can be found on this journey. The finished project will contain maps, photos, drawings, recipes, identification descriptions, and maybe even folk stories. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“This will not be a typical guidebook. Pilgrims are infamously reluctant to carry extra weight, packing only the absolute essentials and abandoning the rest. Some even rip pages from books as they read them – but The Edible Camino will be one to keep. The guidebook is designed to be lightweight, affordable and user-friendly.”

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The ‘Love is Love’ Project Featured on Kickstarter

Photographers Mitch Kitter and Shalem Mathew hope to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter. They hope to use the funds to create an art photo book for the “Love is Love” project.

In 2014, they hope to go on two trips across 20+ states. During these trips, they plan to photograph LGBT couples that will be featured in the book. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“In the summer of 2012 we started the Love is Love project. During the first stage of the project we photographed 28 Vibrant LGBT families from all over Alaska…During our gallery opening on October 5th 2012, over 760 Alaskan’s came to show their support for the project, and the beautiful couples.”

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Wine Art Book Featured on Kickstarter

Vinography.Com blogger Alder Yarrow hopes to raise $18,000 on Kickstarter for his art book, The Essence of Wine: Celebrating the Delights of the Palate. Yarrow collaborated with award-winning food photographer Leigh Beisch on this project.

For the first printing, they hope to produce at least 700 copies of the book for the first printing. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

The Essence of Wine showcases 47 individual aromas and flavors. Each flavor is lovingly captured in an image, and described in a short essay. I then recommend a number of wines to buy that regularly showcase that particular essence. The book will also contain several essays about some of the more elusive aspects of wine that transcend individual flavors, such as how wine transforms over time.”

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