Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Choose Your Own Hamlet

Looks like somebody's been reading this blog?  Last month I wrote about "Choose Your Own Shakespeare" novelizations, and on November 21 we got To Be Or Not To Be : The Adventure which is exactly that.

I don't know how I feel when I see a project like this net $150k on Kickstarter.  Really?  It drives me a little nuts.  I've spoken to publishers about doing Shakespeare work and basically been told "Until you have 50k readers or a piece in the NY Times, your book isn't going to sell."  Somehow this project pulls in 4k backers and makes it happen?

Just jealous, I guess. :)  I do like and support the fact that he's publishing through the non-profit service Breadpig, and donating all the proceeds to cancer research.  I have to back that.  Good man.


JM said...

Hey Duane, I've been reading it. I always stop by every other day or so. You seem to have disappeared for quite a while--or something.... :) I posted something on the St. Joan thread that never got up. I checked for days and you hadn't been here. Then all of a sudden I see two posts on the same thread. Maybe it was a glitch and you didn't actually see it? Where you hanging out nowadays?
Cheers, JM

Duane Morin said...

Hi, J!

Yeah, I've been a bit distracted. Big announcement coming up in a couple days, stay tuned....