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Get me an invite to KickStarter!

By September 8, 2009 6 Comments

Help me get an invite to Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/)! so
I can bring my book “Imagining Shakespeare” to life! (here’s the link
to the FAQ on invites… http://blog.kickstarter.com/post/172227888/where-invites-come-from)

I’ve self-published a new book called “Imagining Shakespeare” that shows a comprehensive look at all of the award-winning photography,design, advertising and illustration work that I have done for Shakespeare & Company for the last 15 years. It is 284 pages, 8.5×11 softcover, rich, full color throughout. You can buy it now via lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/kevin40 BUT it’s like $80.00 each copy…. So, I want to bring the cost down so many more people can have the book, including all my friends at Shakespeare & Company (www.shakespeare.org) and all their tens of thousands of fans and anyone who is interested in illustrating theatre, or marketing Shakespeare, or into theatrical photography, or into innovative photoshop work, or, or, or… See some of the spreads from the book in
the photo gallery.

In any case, I need $15,000 to print and ship a couple of thousand copies and make them available. I’d like to offer anyone who want to help me reach my goal to pre-buy a book for $25 and if we can sell 500 copies, I can get the printing turned around and the books into hands. The design is all done, the file is ready to print, and the printer is waiting. The engine to help me pull this off is Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/), a great new company started by some folks who must be very cool: Perry Chen (New York, NY), Yancey Strickler (New York, NY), Charles Adler (Wilmette, IL), Lance Ivy (Walla Walla, WA), Andy Baio (Portland, OR). In order to get my project up on the site I NEED AN INVITE…! So if you know someone who has one, or if one of these good folks looks familiar to you on facebook, or you have other ideas, let me know! You can find me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kevin.sprague1?ref=profile or on the web at http://kevinsprague.com/ or follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/SpragueKS.

STEP 1: Help get me an invite to Kickstarter!
STEP 2: Pre-Buy your copy on the site as soon as I get it up!
STEP 3: Wait in breathless anticipation, checking twitter every hour
to track the status of the printing!
STEP 4: Receive your very own copy hot off the press, signed by the
Author to enjoy forever!

See the full gallery on posterous

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