GROUNDBREAKING DIGITAL FIRST MULTIPLATFORM KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS A SUCCESS
A Kickstarter “Staff Pick”
A Best Crowd-funded Literary Project, The Guardian
(July 1, 2015: New York, New York) – Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Time Traveler Tours & Tales, a ground-breaking publishing imprint that combines the traditional power of story with the magic of the touch screen to create portals to the past, will launch its first project. In the Footsteps of Giants, the story of the making of Michelangelo’s David, by international bestselling author Mary Hoffman, is tentatively slated for release in spring 2016. The digital-first, multiplatform company raised $41,491 thanks to the support of 277 backers, exceeding its goal of $40,000 to create a story-driven app. The print, audio, and interactive eBook editions of the tale will follow.
“Before seeking investment capital to build our imprint, we decided to take our idea to the crowd, to ask them what they thought it. I’m thrilled at their collective endorsement!” said Sarah Towle, founder and award-winning author and creator of TTT&T.
With the completion of the campaign and these secured funds, TTT&T is now able to produce Hoffman’s StoryApp Tour, while simultaneously building the architectural foundation for a digital publishing engine dedicated to bringing historic events and places to life for young readers, thus changing the face of cultural education. Future story-driven app projects include The American Revolution, The Civil War, and World War II.Read More