Josie’s Animingles / Josieini Animinglesi

Josie’s Animingles / Josieini Animinglesi

Josephine Ida Zec is a young author who just completed her first book, Animingles published in Zagreb.  The idea is based on a concept she pitched at the first Startup Weekend Zagreb in June 2012 which was based on combining 2 animals into one.  She imagines that her characters featured in the book will be the basis of online games, smart phone apps, fashion and toys.  At this stage, she has published her first book in the series, currently offered in the Croatian language, 48 full-color page format, soft covers.  The business model is based on 1 for 1 which means the customer receives one book and one book goes to a hospital, school, library or children’s home of their choice.  Her mother is an American Entrepreneurship professor and her Croatian father is an Economist, she has a younger brother who offers her plenty of support and inspiration. Josie was born on 1.11.2000 near Philadelphia, PA, USA but has lived her whole life in Croatia, her first 4 years were spent in Dubrovnik and since then resides in Zagreb.

Josephine Ida Zec je mlada autorica koja je upravo objavila svoju prvu knjigu, „Animingles“, tiskanu u Zagrebu. Ideja se temelji na konceptu koji je prezentirala na prvom „Startup Weekend“-u u Zagrebu u lipnju 2012, koji je bio baziran na kombiniranju dvije životinje u jednu. Josie zamišlja da će likovi iz njene knjige biti korišteni za online igre, smart phone aplikacije, modu i igračke. U ovoj fazi objavila je hrvatsko izdanje svoje prve knjige iz buduće serije. Knjiga ima 48 stranica u boji, mekoga uveza. Poslovni model se temelji na darovanju jedne knjige bolnici, školi, knjižnici, dječjem domu ili sličnoj instituciji prema izboru kupca, za svaku knjigu koju kupi. Josieina majka je Amerikanka koja u Hrvatskoj predaje poduzetništvo, a otac joj je Hrvat, ekonomist. Josie također ima mlađega brata, koji joj pruža pregršt pomoći i inspiracije. Josie je rođena 1. studenog 2000. u Philadelphiji u SAD-u, no cijeli život živi u Hrvatskoj, prve četiri godine provela je u Dubrovniku, nakon čega živi u Zagrebu.