Help publish a book on living well for less

Craft & Design

“Spike” is a cartoonist (caution: “F-word” on the link) who says she’s mastered the art of living well on an artist’s income and wants to share what she’s learned by writing a book, called Poorcraft: A Comic Book Guide to Frugal Urban and Suburban Living. She’s using an innovative website, called Kickstarter, to try and raise money to fund the production of the book. Kickstarter allows you to post your project and solicit backers for it. Spike has a whole bunch of different pledge levels. She’s looking to get $6,000 pledged. She already has $3,894 (and counting). A $5 pledge will get you a PDF of the book when it comes out, $10 gets you a signed hard copy.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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