[open-literature] Kickstarter and Open Shakespeare Edition

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Nov 8 14:06:34 UTC 2010

Great idea! Can you definitely do Kickstarter outside the US?

Crucially I would also add the production of nice electronic versions
for e-book readers (Kindle, etc) and mobile devices. Then people
contributing will be able to have a lovely illustrated, nicely laid
out edition to read on their device. We should also apply for ISBNs,
and list free ebook editions on Amazon so they are easy to find.

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> A couple of months ago James made the suggestion at the meeting of
> creating a project on Kickstarter <http://www.kickstarter.com/> for
> Open Shakespeare.
> This seems a really good idea, and seems worth doing. I think we'd
> need to be reasonably specific about what we wanted to do. I think
> focusing on the Open Shakespeare *Edition* would be one option, and
> could include e.g.:
>  * Engage a world-class professor(s) to produce critical notes for
> 3-5 key editions
>  * Engaging designers (or run a competition) to produce covers
>  * Professional typesetting etc
> What do people think? Do people have other ideas for what we could be
> looking for funding to do?
> Rufus
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Jonathan Gray

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