Receiving or giving a personal photo book as a gift is a great way to share your appreciation of others or record events, holidays, special occasions and lives. Kindra pushes the creation of photo books forward providing a next-generation, collaborative bookmaking experience, enabling you to collate with other family members or friends to collate photos, quotes poems and content from a number of different sources into one beautiful book. Watch the overview video below to learn more about Kindra and how it is set to revolutionise the photo book industry.
Launched via Kickstarter this week, the collaborative bookmaking service is now available from $50 or roughly £39 offering a Kindra personalised digital book with unlimited collaborations together with an online book viewer. If you would prefer a physical copy of your memories $120 offers a soft covered Kindra book and $190 or £149 provides you with a hard cover book that can be created by up to 15 collaborators for free with the ability to add more collaborators if desired for small fee.
“Kindra is where we celebrate amazing people in your life by creating custom, collaborative books. In just a few clicks, a group of people can share memories, well wishes and pictures. Then Kindra weaves it all together into a legacy book. It’s the most meaningful, personalized gift perfect for any special occasion.”
The soft and hard back Kindra books provide 65 pages printed on premium paper as well as three free digital cards. Enabling you to collects stories, memories and photos from collaborators through Instagram or Facebook. Using tablets, smartphones or computers depending on your collaborators preferences. Kindra provides a variety of different questions for people to answer, to helped start the process, but Kindra also allows you to create your own questions to help further the pages and continue the collaborative process. Watch the video below for a quick overview of how the Kindra collaboration and printing service works.
Danielle DiMare, the creator of Kindra explains a little more about the inspiration behind the fantastic collaborative bookmaking service. “Hiya! I’m, the creator of Kindra. For more than 10 years, I’ve been making these keepsake books for my family because I believe everyone deserves to know how special they are to the world. About 2 years ago, I was inspired to figure out how to digitize this gift-making engine and make it available to world.
Prior to pursuing this dream, I spent 15 years helping NYC create citywide arts, technology and enrichment programs for young people. I know a thing or two about bringing big ideas to life. Driven by my lifelong passion for community and creativity, I decided to focus all my energy into creating Kindra – a powerful vehicle for collective kindness. Come join the journey to amplify Love in this unique and memorable way!”
After you start your Kindra book, providing photos, text, quotes, references and more, the process of creating a Kindra book takes approximately two weeks from concept to print and provides an easily accessible online area where you and your collaborators can collect all your content. Once you have all your material online you can then start to design and edit your book. Tweaking the design until you are happy with its layout, before sending it to the final printing and shipping stage. Making sure it’s delivered in time for a gift to give at your special occasion.
The team at Kindra has already been busy creating and printing 100 beta books and have mastered the “art and science” behind the creation of each personalised Kindra book. Now the team require funding to help further automate the design and printing process and need your help to do so. just the first few days since launch and thanks to nearly 100 backers, Kindra has already blasted past its required pledge goal with still 32 days remaining. For more details and to become one of the first to create a Kindra collaborative photo book jump over to the official Kickstarter project page by following the link below.
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