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On Friday [there’s less than 24 hours left!], an unlikely book will break the all-time record for Kickstarter’s most successful publishing project: a comedic choose-your-own-adventure-style novel by popular webcartoonist Ryan North that transforms Shakespeare’s Hamlet into an interactive story where readers can actually choose whether to be — or not to be. It’s a quirky idea that couldn’t get any traction at book publishing houses, but as a crowdsourced, collaborative online project, To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Adventure has earned over $425,000 in less than a month.

Oh dang we’re the top story on Wired with 24 hours left in the campaign!  This is awesome!
The story talks to Tom Helleberg, who is the nicest guy.  Sorry everyone else, but you’re all tied for second place now.  About a week after To Be Or Not To Be launched I got an email from him that congratulated me on the success of the book, said I now owed it to him to make it the best book it could possibly be, and concluded with the fact he’d been talking to publishers and shopping around his own idea for a book without success for the past two years: also a choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet.
It took me two days to write him back, because I kept putting myself in his shoes (I’m about to launch my Kickstarter when Quirk or someone announces Tom’s book) and it feels awful.  Just awful.  What could I say to him?  When I did write him back I basically said those things: I felt terrible, and I couldn’t believe we’d both come up with the same idea and had such different experiences with it.  Again, Tom was the nicest guy (he thanked me for being a decent human being: honestly touching, and he said he was dismantling his large-scale revenge photocollage about me: also nice) and he mentioned was actually relieved to be done with the project and able to move on to his next idea — and when that’s done, would I be willing to supply a quote for the back of the book?
I said I’d be honoured to. 
On Friday [there’s less than 24 hours left!], an unlikely book will break the all-time record for Kickstarter’s most successful publishing project: a comedic choose-your-own-adventure-style novel by popular webcartoonist Ryan North that transforms Shakespeare’s Hamlet into an interactive story where readers can actually choose whether to be — or not to be. It’s a quirky idea that couldn’t get any traction at book publishing houses, but as a crowdsourced, collaborative online project, To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Adventure has earned over $425,000 in less than a month.

Oh dang we’re the top story on Wired with 24 hours left in the campaign!  This is awesome!

The story talks to Tom Helleberg, who is the nicest guy.  Sorry everyone else, but you’re all tied for second place now.  About a week after To Be Or Not To Be launched I got an email from him that congratulated me on the success of the book, said I now owed it to him to make it the best book it could possibly be, and concluded with the fact he’d been talking to publishers and shopping around his own idea for a book without success for the past two years: also a choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet.

It took me two days to write him back, because I kept putting myself in his shoes (I’m about to launch my Kickstarter when Quirk or someone announces Tom’s book) and it feels awful.  Just awful.  What could I say to him?  When I did write him back I basically said those things: I felt terrible, and I couldn’t believe we’d both come up with the same idea and had such different experiences with it.  Again, Tom was the nicest guy (he thanked me for being a decent human being: honestly touching, and he said he was dismantling his large-scale revenge photocollage about me: also nice) and he mentioned was actually relieved to be done with the project and able to move on to his next idea — and when that’s done, would I be willing to supply a quote for the back of the book?

I said I’d be honoured to. 

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