Novelist Eric Kraft has turned to Kickstarter to finance a “rich-media fiction” that explores the mind and memories of a fictional restaurant critic–he has already raised nearly $3,000 of his $5,000 goal.
Here’s more about the project: “Persistence will become part of The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy, a large work of fiction that seems to be the ongoing memoirs of a fictional character who tells an alternative version of his life story; explores the effect of imagination on perception, memory, hope, and fear; and probes the painful world of time and place in search of the niches where hilarity hides. There are ten volumes so far. (Click here for a pdf that describes them.) I’ve spent part of every day of my adult life working on it. It has never been a commercial success, but it has been an artistic and critical success.”
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. (Link via Edward Champion)