Books 09/2016 [Crowdfund THIS]

I’m back with more publishing projects that need YOUR help on Kickstarter!!

This time it’s a good handful of books that are close to their goals or deadlines…

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THE PALEOZOIC: A LIFE BEFORE DINOSAURSDEADLINE: 15 SEPTEMBER 

280 million years condensed into 5 accordion books stretching to one continuous image that is 42 feet long!! CLICK HERE

“The Paleozoic” is a series of five illustrated accordion books about the era before the dinosaurs. Starting from the Cambrian explosion to the Permian’s great dying, the books explain the major events and evolutionary milestones of each period in plain language. Illustrated and written over the course of 5 years by Estrella Vega, this series was originally silkscreen printed and handbound in very small editions. This Kickstarter’s goal is to raise funds to offset print 500 sets of this 5 book series (for 2500 books total) so as to make them affordable and available to a greater audience.
The inspiration for this project came from the realization that most people don’t know what preceded the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs, because they were huge and fearsome looking animals, dominate our idea of prehistoric life. Though the Paleozoic doesn’t boast huge animals (with a few exceptions), it nonetheless laid the foundation of our modern world: from establishing the basic body plans of all existing life forms, to creating the coal deposits that fueled our industrial revolution. Through this series, I hope to demystify the events and life forms of that era to the lay person.

 

MILKWEED BOOKSDEADLINE: 23 SEPTEMBER

A non-profit bookstore publishing indie literature in Minneapolis. CLICK HERE

 Milkweed Books is a part of Milkweed Editions, but this doesn’t mean we will only sell books that we ourselves publish. Instead, the store’s mix of titles will reflect our mission: Milkweed Books will showcase and sell titles primarily published by independent presses, nonprofit presses, and other publishers working to bring the most exciting literary art to the marketplace. If you want to find the best new poetry, or creative nonfiction, or short stories, or translations, this bookstore is for you.

 

OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO!DEADLINE: 30 SEPTEMBER

A Dr Seuss parody of Star Trek. Ain’t it beautiful?!??? ♥ CLICK HERE

Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go! is a parody mash-up from the mind that brought you “The Trouble With Tribbles” that brings together two of the most beloved creations in history in a joyous celebration that will inspire you to join the high fliers who soar to high heights!
We’re creating a 48 page, 8.5″ x 11″ book that’s familiar and brand new at the same time, a perfect gift for children and adults of all ages, for anyone looking forward to the future.

 

ROBOTS, WATER AND DEATH! : ANTHOLOGYDEADLINE: 30 SEPTEMBER

DAW Books brings forth 3 new anthologies!! CLICK HERE

This project will fund THREE science fiction and fantasy anthologies, titled ALL HAIL OUR ROBOT CONQUERORS!, SUBMERGED, and THE DEATH OF ALL THINGS, containing approximately 14 all-original (no reprint) short stories each from established SF&F authors in the field. The books will be edited by Patricia Bray & Joshua Palmatier (ALL HAIL OUR ROBOT CONQUERORS!), S.C. Butler & Joshua Palmatier (SUBMERGED), and Laura Anne Gilman & Kat Richardson (THE DEATH OF ALL THINGS).

 

CODEX VALTIERRADEADLINE: 20 OCTOBER

What if the Aztecs beat the Spaniards? And what if the story was told in an illustrated codex much like the ones the Aztecs made themselves?!?!????? CLICK HERE

Codex Valtierra is an Illustrated book that recounts the events of the war that the Aztecs had against the Spaniards. According to history, the Aztecs surrendered on August 13, 1521, giving the victory to the Spanish Crown. They destroyed many pyramids, killed thousands of people, and burned all the books they found. Therefore, there are just a handful of Aztec Codex still in existence.
We will present you our version of the story. The story will start with historical facts and figures, but as the story progresses, you will notice how everything will begin to change and open the gates to a completely version of the facts you know.

 

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