Crowdsourcing is still the key for UPPERCASE magazine's typewriter book
UPPERCASE magazine of Calgary is close to being able to publish The Typewriter: a Graphic History of the Beloved Machine. It hopes to launch it on June 23 this year (International Typewriter Day) and they've so far raised 77% of their $25,000 goal to cover the print costs for 3,000 copies. Janine Vangool, the publisher/editor/designer says
"Though [previous book] publishing efforts have been successful in sustaining operations, there's little left over to invest into future publications. All of our past books have been funded by preorders and hefty dips into a line of credit (with some finger-crossing). With crowdfunding, I am excited to see the appeal and potential of The Typewriter book from the outset and begin the project with funding for the print run secured."People who donate at various levels (each named after a typewriter, natch) receive some swell swag, ranging from a copy of the book when it is published to a $5,000 donation which will get you a lifetime subscription, an art print and a design consultation by Vangool.