The Princess Who Saved Herself Now Fourth Most Funded Children’s Book Kickstarter of All Time
In two weeks, The Princess Who Saved Herself Kickstarter raised nearly seven times its target, hit four stretch goals, and become Kickstarter’s fourth most funded children’s book ever. The campaign is in its final day and concludes Thursday, March 26, at 10:05 AM EST.
This morning, the Kickstarter reached its final stretch goal, guaranteeing super-sized stickers for backers that chose a physical reward, and previous stretch goals unlocked a Spanish-language edition, a digital activity book for kids, and a digital script book detailing the making of the book.
The Princess Who Saved Herself is based on Jonathan Coulton’s song, written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa, colored by Jessica Kholinne, and lettered by Simon Bowland.
“If you told me a couple of years ago that someday I’d be printing thousands of copies of a book based on my song about a princess, I never would have believed you,” says songwriter Jonathan Coulton. “This is the second time our backers have conjured up a real thing out of thin air, and I’m amazed and grateful all over again.”
Nerdspan’s ten page preview of The Princess Who Saved Herself and interview with Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulter, and Jessica Kholinne can be found by following this link, and you can back the book on Kickstarter through this portal.