A brand-new guide book to nearly 600 playgrounds & parks in the Mile High City. Includes a GPS-enabled smartphone app.
After successfully publishing a guide to Denver’s family-friendly trails last year, this will be my second project. It focuses on metro Denver’s 500+ playgrounds, with pictures, details, and a full rating system. I’m also developing a companion app for mobile access to all locations in the guide.
Denver has the largest system of urban parks in the nation, and yet a comprehensive overview has never been attempted. Many municipalities I have contacted have not even completed an inventory of their playgrounds in years.
A web search may bring up the 5 or 10 “best playgrounds”, but what about the other 500 locations? Do you know all the wonderful neighborhood parks near where you live? What if you are visiting an unfamiliar part of town and would like to find a nearby playground or park?
This guide will present an overview of all public playgrounds in the metro area, with a detailed description of the 50 best locations. The smartphone app will be bundled with the book for free. Both book and app will be completed by the 2014 holiday season, in time to make this a nice Christmas present!
- High-quality full-color print book
- Approximate pages: 60-90
- Reviews, ratings, and photos of public play areas and their parks
- Info on playground size, features, restrooms, and accessibility
- Smartphone app with map-based access to all locations
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It is expensive to obtain an ISBN number, visit 600 locations by car or bike, get color books printed, develop an app, and self-edit/publish/market a book.
I learned a lot from my first book publication. With production costs topping $4000, I need to recoup at least half of my expenses through this campaign in order for the project to move forward. For that I need your help! Thank you.
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Early bird special! You'll receive access to the smartphone app several months before the book launch. Go playgrounding before anyone else!Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive access to the smartphone app well before the book launch. In addition, you'll get my personal email address for asking all those parks & playground related questions.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to the app, you'll receive the full PDF-version of the finished book, only available through this campaign! Print it out or upload it to your smartphone or tablet.Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive the smartphone app, PDF version, and a hot-off-the press copy of the first print edition of the finished guide.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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