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90 Year Old Man Ignites Rare Book Project: Raises Funds to Publish History of the Written Word

Alfred Stites is not one to rest on his haunches; at his 90th celebratory birthday event he announced his intention to begin a lofty project publishing a book collection of rare leaves depicting the history of the written word,

 
 
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PRLog - Sep. 20, 2012 - SANTA FE, N.M. -- Alfred Stites is not one to rest on his haunches; at his celebratory birthday event he announced to friends and family his intention to begin a lofty project publishing a book collection of rare leaves depicting the history of the written word, to be sold throughout the English speaking world. Moreover, he will publish the book to last 500 years by using acid-free materials.

No strangers to the publishing world or that of rare books, Stites received permission to photograph, print, and publish 165 original leaves of rare books owned by the Indiana University Lilly Rare Book Library.  Earlier in his life Stites owned galleries specializing in leaves of rare books and manuscripts; his collections were sold to selected universities and libraries, for which he retains copyrights.

Stites points out, "There is no record - photograph and text explanation - in one book, of the different types of writings and languages that created communication over the past 5000 years."

Phase one for Stites' Written Word project is to raise fundsto publish it; He has selected the online fundraiser venue Kickstarter.com. Pledges range from $10 to $10,000 with rewards of donors' name listed within the book, as well as a presentation folder of a special rare book leaf and text.

Stites' goal is to raise $82,450.00 by Oct. 4, 2012. When the goal is met his company, Foliophiles Publishing, will market and publish this unique work.
Stites is available for interviews and discussions.

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