"China under the Covers" goes to press - Kickstarter Fund Project #52

Every week, the Seattle Review of Books backs a Kickstarter, and writes up why we picked that particular project. Read more about the project here. Suggest a project by writing to kickstarter at this domain, or by using our contact form.

What's the project this week?

"China under the Covers" goes to press. We've put $20 in as a non-reward backer

Who is the Creator?

Margaret E. Davis.

What do they have to say about the project?

A bookbinding manual and an adventure tale, "China under the Covers" blends history, romance, and how-to as East and West connect.

What caught your eye?

I'm a sucker for a book on how to bind books. It's that simple. That this one is from a Portland author, and the story has more than just how-to is a kind of bonus. It's a hybrid how-to-bind-books book, and that just seems like a great choice for this, our last Kickstarter Fund Project item.

Why should I back it?

If you love bookbinding, China, the history of books and conservation, or just want to support a Northwest author, that's a good reason. But also, this is exactly the kind of book a large publisher would find a tremendous risk, but is perfect for Kickstarter. It proves there's a market, and it proves there's interest in stories this personal, interesting, and specific.

How's the project doing?

She's 144% funded, so it's obvious that there are many bookbinding nerds out there waiting for this book.

Do they have a video?

Kickstarter Fund Stats
  • Projects backed: 52
  • Funds pledged: $1040
  • Funds collected: $900
  • Unsuccessful pledges: 3
  • Fund balance: $0!