Be the Sea: Audiobook and Hardcover Editions

A project in Detroit, MI by Atthis Arts

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Making a story of diversity and connection accessible—to share hope and a love for the ocean!
Backers: 146
Average Pledge Per Backer: $45

Funded: $6,589 of $3,000
Dates: Jun 14th -> Jul 10th (26 days)
Project By: Atthis Arts
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Latest News

All Stretch Goals Achieved!

July 9th - via:
With a slew of new and upgraded pledges in the past 24 hours, we've now hit our final stretch goal. This means fancy foil stamping on the hardcover, bonus story from Clara, and 8 Minerva postcards!   Thank you!!Chris  (Read More)

Final 36 Hours - Bake Ginger Scones with Friends!

July 8th - via:
Hi everyone, it’s Clara again! We’ve reached the last 36 hours of our Kickstarter. Over the weekend I was at BayCon in Santa Clara, where I was delighted to see some of you in person.  And for those I just met and told about this Kickstarter,... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal Achieved!

July 7th - via:
With about 72 hours left, we hit our second stretch goal! This means that we'll be able to print a higher-quality hardcover edition (with a traditional cloth cover and dust jacket). And each hardcover and e-book will include an all-new bonus story... (Read More)

Tour the Bookstores and Chocolate Shops – with Bonus Signs!

July 5th - via:
Welcome friends, it’s Clara again. On this last Friday of our Kickstarter, I’d like to thank all of our lovely followers and backers! Your enthusiasm for both our cause and our somewhat eccentric updates has given Chris and me another excuse for... (Read More)

Nearing the End - The Very Beginning

July 3rd - via:
Hello everyone, it’s Clara. With only 6 days to go in our Kickstarter campaign, I’ve been reflecting on how uniquely each person perceives the world. The way our senses work is essential to who we are. While I am easily overwhelmed and distracted... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Achieved!

July 3rd - via:
Just a quick update to say that we achieved our first stretch goal!   This means that all hardcover rewards will include 4 beautiful Sea Creature postcards from The Dragon of Ynys author Minerva Cerridwen. To see some of the candidates for the... (Read More)

Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Hand-Colored Numbered-Edition Hardcovers

July 1st - via:
Hello hello!This is Matt. I had the honor of illustrating the cover of Be the Sea, as well as the graphics for this Kickstarter campaign, and I’ll ALSO have the honor of hand-coloring hopefully a few hardcover copies of this lovely book! Since the... (Read More)

Tour the Tidepools - Wallpaper for You from Nature!

June 28th - via:
Welcome all!  It’s Clara (with Chris Z providing custom wallpapers!). First, thank you for supporting this Kickstarter! We’ve had a very positive response to the bonus material offered in our updates…so we’ll keep making more! Several... (Read More)

Celebrate midway with mole!

June 26th - via:
Hi everyone, it’s Clara here. We’ve just passed the midpoint in the days allotted for this Kickstarter. We have also passed our initial goal and are halfway to our first stretch goal—which would set four of Minerva’s Sea Creatures free to... (Read More)

Tentacle Friends

June 24th - via:
Hi! This is Minerva. For those of you who haven’t met me before: nice to meet you! I’m a queer, neurodivergent writer from Belgium, and my fairy tale novella The Dragon of Ynys can be ordered in this Kickstarter as part of the Atthis Print Bundle... (Read More)

First Stretch Goals Announced!

June 23rd - via:
WOW—what a great overnight surprise. Thanks to a generous pledge for one of the 5 hand-colored hardcovers by one of our long-time supporters, we've reached the minimum goal!! Stretch GoalsThis means we can now announce our first stretch goals.... (Read More)

Tour the Microbiome - Inside an Aquarium!

June 21st - via:
Today we have a guest post from my good friend Chris Zable. Because I appreciated her background in marine biology, she was one of my earliest readers for Be the Sea and provided a few key scientific (and scuba!) insights. Even better, she later... (Read More)

Cover Design - A Surprise Collaboration

June 19th - via:
Hello everyone, it’s Clara. Finding the right publishing team for Be the Sea has made all the difference. Without Chris and E.D.E. Bell of Atthis Arts, the ebook and paperback versions would not have reached nearly as many readers, let alone... (Read More)

Transformative Works

June 17th - via:
Hi again, it’s Clara. Thank you all for signing on with this Kickstarter to transform Be the Sea into an audiobook and hardcover! You’ve already given so much. We’re over 70% of the way to success! Now I hope you’ll enjoy what we can give... (Read More)

A Great First Day - Have a Coconut Lime Cookie!

June 15th - via:
Hi everyone, it's Clara. Wow, at the end of the first day we're over 50%! This is wonderful!  I had no idea how this would go, and now I’m feeling so much better.  Thank you all! I know there’s still a way to go before we fund this audiobook... (Read More)

Why the Characters Matter in a Story about the Sea

June 14th - via:
Hello friends, it’s Clara. When I wrote this novel, I hoped for allies to protect the ocean. In 2020, I first learned about Tristan da Cunha, a group of islands that announced they’d protect 90 percent of their territorial waters. This turned out... (Read More)

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