CELEBRATING THE AMAZING EDGAR ALLAN POE
One of the greatest American authors, Edgar Allan Poe suffered throughout his life, losing anyone he ever loved. He is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction and the detective novel, an indicator of his attention to the mysteriousness of life and death.
The Mouse Book Club is celebrating Poe by creating TWO books. We've created a Mouse version of The Raven and Other Works. Also, for the first time, we are creating a Kickstarter exclusive book! This will be a super-special copy of Poe's groundbreaking work, The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
MOUSE BOOKS AND MOBILE LITERATURE
Congratulations! You are alive at a time when human beings are reading more than ever. But too often we choose sources of shallow information like news feeds, photo streams, online news, and email.
READ WITH A PURPOSE
Mouse Books brings great literature and makes it mobile. Our physical books are phone-sized, hand-selected, durable, beautiful, approachable texts that go with you anywhere. They never run out of battery life, they don’t have screens that crack, and they don’t ring, buzz, or vibrate. We also offer a podcast with additional analysis. Click HERE to see the entire Mouse Catalog.
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE POE BOOK!!!
This is going to be our most beautiful book ever. Period. It is our homage to the greatness of Poe, and the main design elements of the book are subtle references to the text. What is most exciting about this book is that we will produce only a limited run. We will print a numbered series corresponding to the exact number of backers and your books will be stamped with your backer number! Once these are gone, they are gone.
Mouse Books are meticulously designed. From the text size, to the thickness and color of the paper—every element has been considered, tested, and refined to give you the best and most portable reading experience.
THE RAVEN IS WAITING
We produced a hot Mouse version of The Raven and Other Works and will ship a you copy IMMEDIATELY when you back the campaign at any level!
The best way to get Mouse is to SUBSCRIBE! With one click you get a year's worth of great reading sent straight to your mailbox. Our books are delivered in four quarterly shipments, each dedicated to a unique theme.
Get the first 16 Mouse Book themed editions in a sweet box set. Authors included are: Herman Melville, Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Frans Kafka, Niccolò Machiavelli, Jonathan Swift, Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Andrew Marvell, John Donne, Charlotte Bronte, Gustav Flober, Homer, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, and Thomas Paine. Not bad!!!
One of the keys to the Mouse Books experience is unfolding the deeper meanings in each text. Here is an interview of Poe expert Stephen Rachman that might be useful to listen to before you plunge into your Mouse Book!
One of our backers, Jon Rehwaldt, was kind enough to lend his considerable talents to delivering a reading of The Raven for us all to enjoy!!! Back in Poe's time, this kind of performance of the poem was common and Poe himself read it publicly many times. Definitely worth 8:21 seconds of your day!!!
We are obsessed with making these books extremely high-quality. We've partnered with one of the great printers in the USA, eDOC Communications from Mount Prospect, Illinois, to bring Mouse Books to life. And since our printing partner is local to our Chicago-based team, we know our quality standards are upheld during every print run.
"I tentatively examined these little iPhone-sized booklets, making sure to take them to a quiet corner of the house where I could enjoy the experience. I then proceeded to devour them, page by page, chapter by chapter, story by story. What an incredible experience."– Brian in Portland
"I GOT THE BOOKS! *people-dancing-emoji* *people-reading-emoji* They are BEAUTIFUL! Great job!" – Americo in San Francisco
"I purchased a Mouse Books subscription from Kickstarter last year. They are mailed to my daughter and she loves them – she just graduated with a BA in English with a minor in Writing. We talk about the books she gets as soon as she reads them and we both have great fun with the whole process." – Steve in Ohio
"I love the new quarterly books. You all do a terrific job. I eagerly await the new quarterly shipment." –Russell in Louisville
"I put my book down to go start dinner and my daughter (being a 14 year old) picked it up, laughed at the size, and made some “funny” jokes about books being obsolete. Twenty minutes later I walked through the room to find her curled up in the chair reading the book. It led to some interesting discussions, and she is now devouring a second book, taking notes and making interesting observations." –Shannon in Maine
“I just love this little thing.” – John in Oakland
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Risks and challenges
Mouse Books is, in our estimation, a very low-risk project. We have two major costs: printing and shipping. We have a keen understanding of both, having printed and shipped more than 10,000 books in the last year. Sometimes books get lost in the mail. If they do, tell us and we'll replace them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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