Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Interior Sketches" guide to Interior Alaska historic sites - A Kickstarter project

For the past year, readers of my newspaper column (which appears in my blog as the pen and ink drawings and historical essays) have been urging me to publish a book. I have checked around with publishers, and the only way this will happen is if I self-publish. 

And the only way I can self-publish is with the financial backing of my readers—in essence selling my book by subscription. (This is actually an old idea. Before the modern publishing industry, many authors, including Mark Train, sold their books this way.)

Help me publish an artistic guide to historic sites in Interior Alaska. The book, entitled “Interior Sketches,” will be about 120 pages in length, with over 50 drawings of historic sites, plus maps and additional drawings of Alaskan scenes.

I have initiated a Kickstarter project to help fund the publishing costs. (For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, it is an internet site for group funding of creative projects.)

Please check out my “Interior Sketches Kickstarter project. There are some neat rewards for pledges at $5.00 and above. Pledge if you can (minimum pledge is $1.00) and tell all your friends about it. The only way  my project will succeed is by spreading the word about it.

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