Easy-reading edition of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with select passages lovingly set in custom type.
Instead of writing a novel as part of NaNoWriMo this year, I'm designing one instead. [November is National Novel Writing Month.] I will re-typeset the classic stories of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in an easy-to-read trade format. One of the problems I've noticed with current copies is they keep the emphasis in ALL CAPS, because the source is plain text. This seriously disrupts reading flow.
A few people close to me are avid readers with failing eyesight. Large-print books are not necessarily easy to read because either the books are too large or there are too few words on each page. I want to create something well-designed for everyone to enjoy. Expect updates with finished pages to get a true preview of the work involved.
The book will be available in both hardcover and paperback editions, both trade-sized, or 6x9 inches. It will include reproductions of the original illustrations by John Tenniel. I want to print these no matter what, so I'm setting a low goal. If there is enough interest, I can print the hardcovers in offset instead of digital. The timing is also short on this to have a chance to deliver for the holidays.
$900 - "upgrade" goal for offset printing
Every backer will have their name (if they choose) printed on an acknowledgement/thank you card that will be included with the books.
Thank you for your interest in my project! I'm glad to share with you!
International backers: if you want the 18x24 poster, the shipping costs are about $30, depending on country. Please consider this when pledging. An 8x10 print can ship with the book at no additional cost.
Pledge at a multiple of the style book you want (paperback or hardcover), but only choose that reward. I will send out a survey confirming what people want once the project closes. You can also send me a message beforehand.
pledged of $350 goal
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Nov 7, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011
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Appreciation card - printed card with all backer's names on it - including yours!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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4 backers Limited (16 of 20 left)
PDF edition - enjoy the design, no trees harmed! (+ appreciation card)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Paperback edition - same tasty design, less filling product. (+ appreciation card)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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11 backers Limited (89 of 100 left)
Hardcover edition - a collector's friend, but still a breeze to read. No dust cover to lose or rip - it's a full-color casewrap. (+ appreciation card)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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0 backers Limited (15 of 15 left)
Mouse's Tale print - 8x10 of the Mouse's Tale poem from AAIW. (+ hardcover book + card)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Type element poster - 18x24 print of any custom-set type passage from the book. (+ Mouse's Tale + hardcover book + card)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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2 backers Limited (1 of 3 left)
Custom poster - up to 24x36 color print of any excerpt from the book, custom set just for you! (+ Mouse's Tale + hardcover book + card)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011