I Have Everything I Need

2 people, 2 years, 20 countries: Trading leisure and enlightenment for sunburns, scars, and blisters.

Bridget
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Project Description

My name is Bridget and I am here to share some good news: I wrote my first book!
It’s a travel writing book about the time I lived out of a backpack for two years, titled I Have Everything I Need. I’m excited to share my stories with you, and I hope you can support me on this new chapter of my life. 

I Have Everything I Need details an attempted thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, riding a flea market bike from Vienna to Budapest, and more. This is not an inspirational book! This is unenlightened dirtbag travel writing, not for the faint of heart... which is why it probably won’t be a good idea for you to buy this as grandma’s Christmas present!

This book is for: People into obscure, rough traveling instead of just inspirational stories. People who might not be able to travel, or haven't thought to travel cheap. People who buy zines, hiker trash, people who don't understand hiker trash, and for readers who might not want to do what we did, but might want to read about it.

Not only is I Have Everything I Need now officially available for pre-orders, there are also options to purchase one as a donation to a free library or a prisoner. 

Find more info at roamsandwrites.com, and follow Roams and Writes on social media for information about the upcoming book launch party and art show at Helix Brewing Company in La Mesa, California, October 10th!
 

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long is the book? 450 pages. 465-ish if you count the blank pages, acknowledgment, gear list, etc. 
  • Since your book is being published as print-on-demand, how will the profit from this campaign help you? I am not expecting to make a large profit from my book, but any little bit helps! I have already paid hundreds in editing, close to $300 for my ISBNs, and various amounts for book design templates, editing programs, copyright registration, formatting help, the book release party, promotional materials/advertising/flyering, and for the 150 books (+ shipping) I have ordered so far to sell in person or stick in free libraries myself. 
  • Can I help you without spending money? Yes, please!! Share information about my book on social media or in person with your friends and family (please share with people you think would be interested, and not just anyone! I guarantee not everyone will love the content in my book). Add my blog page on social media (FB and Instagram: @roamsandwrites) and sign up for my email list. Use the email form on my blog to inquire about receiving a free ebook pre-release in exchange for a book review on Amazon and/or Goodreads
  • How do I find more information about your book release party? Here is a link to the Facebook event page, and here is the flyer. Tell your friends! 
  • Where exactly will the donated books to prisoners and free libraries be going? I am currently looking into organizations that send books to prisoners, and am hoping to send the books to one of these organizations and/or directly to prison libraries. If you have a specific prisoner you would like me to send a book to, let me know and I will see what I can do! I have sent a book to someone in prison before and there are usually very specific rules and it has to come directly from the manufacturer. This will vary for different places/situations though, so I can't make any promises. When it comes to free libraries I will be starting in San Diego and then branching out to wherever else I go, or cities I have friends in. If you would like to buy a book for a free library and put it in one yourself that is fine with me! Just specify during checkout so I know. 
  • Have any other questions? Contact me through my website www.roamsandwrites.com

 

 

ANDREA CARTER
10/09/2019
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Anonymous
10/09/2019
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Stephen
10/08/2019
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Fernydiy
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Jeff
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Alina
09/24/2019
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Helen
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Lauren Luther
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One autographed copy of the finished paperback, for local pickup in San Diego County, CA. This will be held for you at the book launch party and art show at Helix Brewing, La Mesa, CA October 10th from 5 - 8 PM. If you cannot make it other arrangements can be made after that date. 

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Receive a shoutout or share of you or your business on social media and at the book release party, the pre-released ebook before the official book release, one autographed paperback (shipping included), and a book will be donated to both a free library and a prisoner. 

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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$10
Ebook Pre-Release

Read the book PDF before anyone else! FYI the ebook will be much cheaper than this after the official book release Oct 10th. 

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$20
Autographed Book Pre-Order (+ Shipping)

One autographed copy of the finished paperback, shipping within the USA included! This will be shipped by October 10th, 2019. 

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Autographed Book Pre-Order(Local Pickup)

One autographed copy of the finished paperback, for local pickup in San Diego County, CA. This will be held for you at the book launch party and art show at Helix Brewing, La Mesa, CA October 10th from 5 - 8 PM. If you cannot make it other arrangements can be made after that date. 

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Donate One Book

Donate one book to either a prisoner or a free library, your choice. 

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$35
Autographed Pre-Order + Donate One Book

Buy yourself a book, and a free library or prisoner! Your copy will either be shipped, or held at the book launch party and art show at Helix Brewing October 10th in La Mesa, CA. 

2 Supporters
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$95
Bulk Order

Five signed paperbacks sent to you, shipping in the USA included. Please keep in mind my book is not for everyone. Giving one to great aunt Carol for Christmas might not be a good idea. 

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$100
Book Backer Package

Receive a shoutout or share of you or your business on social media and at the book release party, the pre-released ebook before the official book release, one autographed paperback (shipping included), and a book will be donated to both a free library and a prisoner. 

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