As you may already know, I’m working on a new project with Lloyd Shepherd called ‘The Riddle of the Sands Adventure Club’. It’s a bold - aka slightly crazy - experiment that combines online storytelling with book publishing. (see http://riddleofthesands.net)
Our mission is to take the classic spy & sailing novel ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ out into the wilds of northern Germany and follow the route of the story as closely as possible from day to day. And when we get back, we want to publish a book about our adventures. But we can’t do the trip, or produce the month-long web show, or publish the book, without your support.
We need you to pledge to this project at http://unbound.co.uk/books/riddle-of-the-sands.
1 MONTH OF LIVE WEB COVERAGE - A BEAUTIFUL BOOK - A CLASSIC ADVENTURE
Just £25 will get you access to the web show plus a copy of our lovely book - a Handbook Edition of the Riddle of the Sands. The book will include the full text of the original 1903 classic spy thriller, the complete story of our own adventure re-enacting the book, and all the information you’d ever need to plan out your own adventure in northern Germany.
Other reward levels include a Field Audiobook and a deluxe ‘Navigator’ edition of the book. We think this book would make a brilliant present for anyone you know who loves sailing, or who loves a classic ripping yarn or who wants to know more about Germans and Germany, both in the Edwardian era and in the present day.
For full details go to http://unbound.co.uk/books/riddle-of-the-sands
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD
Pledge what you can at http://unbound.co.uk/books/riddle-of-the-sands, but even more importantly do spread the word about the Unbound offer, and about all the good stuff we’re doing on http://riddleofthesands.net. (There are loads of free podcasts and posts for you to enjoy already)
Tell your sailing chums, tell the lovers of this classic novel, tell history buffs, tell Childers fans, tell people interested in exploring northern Germany, tell people who are interested in new forms of digital storytelling. Please, spread the word.
And do become a member of the Adventure Club at http://riddleofthesands.net. We’re hoping to have badges. And maps. And already there’s a film night!
If you have any questions about what we’re up to, drop me a line. Remember - we can’t have the adventure, deliver the online experience or make the book, if we don’t reach the funding target. So please help us out and spread the word. Thank you!