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82 Stories Book Publishing Launch

Help us help 82 authors launch 82 short books in 2020 by supporting our new method of reverse-engineering the publishing process.

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Project Description


We help authors develop their book and audience at the same time so they can create books that readers love, share, and recommend.

We know that writing a book is hard work, and people who want to publish their book face additional obstacles: a crowded marketplace, limited access to publishers, and difficulty marketing.

Every day, there are more than 4000 books published and the availability of self-publishing platforms makes it seem easy, but few books ever sell many copies.

Overall, book publishing is a 22 billion dollar industry, and even with the surge in self-publishing, eighty percent of the revenues still come from traditional publishing. Yet, the industry has seen much less innovation than other industries at the same time. Neither the traditional publishing nor self-publishing models support the goals and objectives of most authors.

We want to help authors be better partners with publishers and understand the metrics of success when they publish on their own.

In addition to our existing publishing and marketing services, we're launching a new hybrid publishing solution that allows authors to both test the market for their book and grow their audience at the same time by starting with a short ebook.

82 Stories is comprised of a virtual team of book lovers including founder Julie Trelstad, a 30-year publishing veteran in New York, Ali Battey our production manager in Kansas City, Lindsay Davis, our marketing specialist in Minneapolis, and ghostwriter Holly Hudson who is currently in London. We also work with dozens of editors, marketers, writers, and designers. We're looking forward to growing with your help!

Thank you so much for supporting us, and all of the beautiful books we will bringing into the world this year. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Why 82?

82 is the number of stories in the tallest residential building currently under construction in Manhattan, which happened to be visible from Julie's window at We Works Labs the day she came up with the name. It's also the number of books a person needs to have in their house to be considered well-read. And, according to our numerologist friends, it's an auspicious number -- 8 is prosperous, 2 is teamwork, and adding the digits together equals 1, the number of pioneering leadership. We want to changemakers in an industry that's ready for renewal. 

 

04/01/2020
Karma Donation
$20
Deborah Bowman
03/21/2020
82 Stories T-Shirt and Starling Journal
$50
Rene Makrinos
03/20/2020
82 Stories T-Shirt and Starling Journal
$50
03/15/2020
Pre-purchase services.
$2,500
02/17/2020
Karma Donation
$20
John Altman
02/06/2020
Pre-purchase services.
$2,500
Devan Sipher
02/06/2020
82 Stories T-Shirt and Starling Journal
$50
Edward McCann
02/06/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
02/02/2020
Marketing Graphics Pack
$500
Rebekah
01/30/2020
Agent's Time
$1,000
Monetary Contribution

Become a early backer of 82 Stories and help us flourish, just because you care!

2 Supporters
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20.00 USD
Karma Donation

Eternal gratitude and a 82 Stories pencil to start writing your own story. 

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50.00 USD
82 Stories T-Shirt and Starling Journal

Get a hardcover Starling Journal for writing your masterpiece, and a custom-designed t-shirt being created for this campaign.

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4 Supporters
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400.00 USD
Publishing Roadmap

Book a one-hour consultation with Julie on any issue concerning book publishing or marketing, including the creation of your personal book marketing plan.

This service can be for one individual or for a writing group via online conferencing. 

Individuals will be given pre-work and will receive a personalized go-to-market marketing strategy including referrals and recommendations. 

Groups will receive a recording of the conversation plus marketing checklist templates, and recommendations, and referrals for the next steps.
 

$500 value

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2 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Marketing Graphics Pack

This includes new Social Media Banners (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), your very own Brand Board including colors, typography, and design elements plus 20 unique Social Graphics for you to post and share.

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2,500.00 USD
Pre-purchase services.

Invest $2,500 now for $3,000 worth of services delivered in 2020. This can be used for any service offered by 82 Stories including book production, book marketing, coaching, consulting, or publishing. This certificate is transferrable, so you may purchase it as a gift!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Become a early backer of 82 Stories and help us flourish, just because you care!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Karma Donation

Eternal gratitude and a 82 Stories pencil to start writing your own story. 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
82 Stories T-Shirt and Starling Journal

Get a hardcover Starling Journal for writing your masterpiece, and a custom-designed t-shirt being created for this campaign.

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Publishing Roadmap

Book a one-hour consultation with Julie on any issue concerning book publishing or marketing, including the creation of your personal book marketing plan.

This service can be for one individual or for a writing group via online conferencing. 

Individuals will be given pre-work and will receive a personalized go-to-market marketing strategy including referrals and recommendations. 

Groups will receive a recording of the conversation plus marketing checklist templates, and recommendations, and referrals for the next steps.
 

$500 value

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Marketing Graphics Pack

This includes new Social Media Banners (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), your very own Brand Board including colors, typography, and design elements plus 20 unique Social Graphics for you to post and share.

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Pre-purchase services.

Invest $2,500 now for $3,000 worth of services delivered in 2020. This can be used for any service offered by 82 Stories including book production, book marketing, coaching, consulting, or publishing. This certificate is transferrable, so you may purchase it as a gift!

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward