Book of Fae Launches Website and Kickstarter Event
Fairy and Fantasy lovers rejoice! This fantasy book and online series is so unique.
By: The Book of Fae
"World building" a never-ending-
From the onset, The Book of Fae was designed to be a never-ending collection of art, tales, lore, and legends. Later this year the storyline will be opened to independent writers, artists, and editors to contribute to an ever evolving, ever growing world. Most of the lore and world backstories have been written over the last 20-years. According to Rick, "before we open the world to any who would like to participate we need to get all this information and content available and published so our future writers and artists have a base to work from. This is the main reason we have chosen to partially fund the project via Kickstarter."
Artists and writers need a revenue stream
Much of this project is based on a concept the founder calls "Open Source Creativity, or OSC." Though there are many aspects of OSC, at its core it is a way for indie fantasy artists and writers to generate an income from their passion by building upon each other's work. "There is a tremendous wealth of unknown talent out there," says Merriman who has been involved in the online fantasy writing and art scene since the 1990's. "I hope to provide a place where these artists can generate an income instead of eking out an existence in a 9-5 job they hate."
Quality fantasy art and stories
Though providing visual artists and writers a way to generate income is a major concern, it may be dwarfed by the desire that all content is of the highest quality for the audience of both the book series and the online presence. "This is priority number one" says Merriman.
Will Book of Fae become a cult classic?
With quality illustrated stories in a format of never-ending and always-growing storylines, Rick was asked if he thought The Book of Fae may one day become a cult classic, the likes of Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. He simply smiled and replied, "Ask me that again in a year or two."
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rick -AT- bookoffae -DOT- com