The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0253 Monday, 18 June 2012
Date: June 15, 2012 1:54:25 PM EDT
Subject: KinderBard: Kickstarter Request
Format: Hardcover picture book + CD; eBook; iPad app
Kickstarter Website: http://kck.st/KoAuw6
Three Days Remaining
Pledges: The Kickstarter crowdfunding website takes ‘pledges’ through Amazon, but transactions are only enacted if the creator of the project (me) reaches his goal ($22,000) before the time limit (21st June). If the creator does not reach his target goal, all transactions are cancelled and the creator receives nothing and the supporters owe nothing (this is to ensure that the creator is not “partially funded” which is not fair to the supporters or the creator).
My family and I have a dream of introducing Shakespeare to young children through song, and we have been working very hard to get these songs professionally recorded, with a view to publishing them together with a picture book, and as part of an interactive app. We have been featured by the Folger Shakespeare Library (at http://folgereducation.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/kinderbard/) and just yesterday, my family’s story was posted on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s myShakespeare blog at
We are writing to you because we are nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign, we have exhausted all of our resources and ideas, and we need a miracle.
Ours is a small family project, but we really want to create the best possible quality product (it costs a lot of money to produce an album and publish a book and app!) - we hope you will be moved by what we have done so far, and how far we have left to go, and any help at all would be very greatly appreciated.
Daeshin Kim and family