Berlinica has opened up a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for their latest book about Mark Twain’s 1891-92 journey through Berlin. According to Berlinica, the book will feature “never-before published stories by Twain himself and an account of his adventures in Berlin — getting into trouble with the police, paying too much taxes, doing research, meeting famous people, and having dinner with the Kaiser. Twain even nearly died of pneumonia and he witnessed an uprising, while his daughters had fun — too much fun.” Sounds like a good read.
It is great to see them using Kickstarter in this way, as it is a new way to reach interested backers for a project, For those of you who may not be familiar with the site, Kickstarter allows anyone to make a financial contribution to a project and in return they get a reward based on how much they donate. With this particular campaign, you can get a copy of the book by donating $25 or more (there are lower priced reward levels as well), and for anyone that pledges at least $750 will get a private guided tour in Berlin to all the places Mark Twain visited.
In order for the project to be fully funded, at least $2,000 needs to be pledged by March 4, 2012. Check out their listing and get all the info on the Kickstarter page at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/919476212/mark-twain-in-berlin-be-a-researcher