Inkstacks for Writers

Inkstacks is a software as a service platform that simplifies the publication process.

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Project Ends on November 14, 2019

Project Description

Inkstacks believes in a world where any writer can reach the audience they want to inspire.

 

The Problem

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I'm Kimberly Cooper Griffin and I'm a writer. About a year and a half ago, I was sitting with my publisher at a coffee house talking about releasing my third book and I was frustrated. After three books, it should have been easier. But it wasn't. It was so complex, it was hard to keep all of the steps straight. There were dozens of decisions to be made, a multitude of steps to take, countless accounts to keep track of, and I still didn't know what I didn't know. I didn't want to deal with all of that. No writer wants to deal with all of that. All we want to do is write.

On my way home from that meeting, it occurred to me - I'm a software person. I could fix that. So, I did. I partnered up with Skeeter Buck and Jason Arnold and we created Inkstacks, a software as a service platform for writers at any stage of their journey that takes the complexity out of the publishing process so writers can focus on doing what they love to do - write!

 

Our Solution

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Inkstacks listens to our users and provides an individualized and guided path for writers to navigate toward publication from Inspiration to Administration of their project whether you're an experienced writer or a person who simply has a story to tell, a poem to write, a blog to post, and everything in between.

 

Our Reach

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Depending on what stat you use, it's been reported that 80% of Americans want to be writers. With the population of the US at 327 million people, that means 262 million people want to be authors. Since only about 1 million books were published in the US last year, that means that 261 million potential authors aren't publishing their books. The primary reason they aren't doing it is that they either don't know where to start or they don't know what the next step is once they have a manuscript ready to be published. Now, since Inkstacks is a web-based platform, we can apply that to the 7.5 billion people who populate the world. That's a LOT of authors who need help. That's a LOT of stories not getting told.

 

How can you help?

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Inkstacks is seeking funding to help pay for the development of our MVP, to extend our reach, and provide more resources for our executives and entrepreneurs so we can effectively scale our company to manage our product! This will help us to build a stronger platform and an AI-driven app that will make our platform accessible to any writer.

 

This is us

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Our founders are Kimberly Cooper Griffin, Skeeter Buck, and Jason Arnold. Kimberly is an award-willing author with over two decades of experience in start-up businesses and software engineering. Skeeter is an award-winning publisher with over 30 years of experience in organizational development, program management, and community organization. Jason Arnold is a life-long entrepreneur and software developer, having run several successful businesses, most recently having sold a thriving and successful software development company. Together they bring a tightly woven set of skills that is ideal for creating a software company that solves a major problem for writers.

 

Your support means the world to us!

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And in return, we have some really cool, fun rewards for you for taking part in on our campaign page below! There are books, T-shirts and chances to get some awesome consulting, and best of all, your name will go on a commemorative page we plan to build on our website. No matter what, though, we are grateful for any size contribution, whether it's the price of a latte or something that will make our jaws drop in surprise over the generosity of our connections. Thank you so much for your support in helping Inkstacks become a powerful tool for writers that promotes job growth for people in our community.

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Why are you raising money?

We have an awesome full-stack developer, a genius graphic artist, and a super-talented UX designer working on the Inkstacks platform as we speak. It’s coming along so well, it gives us tingles every time we see the new features coming together. They deserve to get paid for their work. Also, there are countless expenses when you’re trying to start up a complex technology solution like Inkstacks, things like cloud space (it’s a real thing, we promise!), legal fees, a website so people can check us out, domain fees, email services, servers to code on, antacids to manage the heartburn caused by taking this scary leap into building a platform that will drastically change the way writing and publishing is done…the list goes on and on.

 

The money we collect will cover those expenses until we launch our platform in 2020 and users start flocking to us to get their stories told.

 

Why is Inkstacks important?

We believe everyone has a story to tell. Inkstacks is going to simplify the writing process from Inspiration to Administration so that it is accessible to anyone who has a story to tell—and you don’t have to have a PhD in storytelling to figure it out. Inkstacks is literally going to change the writing and publishing world.

 

What do I do if I have other questions or want to tell you what a wonderful idea Inkstacks is?

We love to talk to people about Inkstacks. It’s our favorite thing! Send us an email at info@inkstacks.com.

 

Are you actively looking for team members?

A good team is absolutely critical in creating an excellent company. If you have a unique talent you think you can bring to the Inkstacks team, send your resume to info@inkstacks.com and tell us what you want to add to the team.

 

What does the name Inkstacks mean?

Writers use ink to print their stories. Stacks is a common term in technology to describe an organized technical architecture. Inkstacks is the merging of the writing and technical worlds. Plus, it sounds cool, right?

 

What's the best way to reach the company?

If you need to reach us, you can send an email to info@inkstacks.com or go to www.inkstacks.com and join our mailing list.

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Good Karma Shoutout
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We Need Your Voice -- Pre-release Team
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Monetary Contribution

Just because I care and believe you will succeed!

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$20
Good Karma Shoutout

Get a Good Karma Shoutout on our YouTube Channel!

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$50
We Need Your Voice -- Pre-release Team

Exclusive opportunity! See the platform before the official release. Have a say in how Inkstacks works. Become a part of our pre-release testing as an official Inkstacks Beta User. No technical experience is needed, it's your opinion we want. As an official Beta User, you will get sneak peek looks at the initial release, as well as future new features, and have the ability to provide valuable feedback.

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$1,000
60 Minute Consultation with our CEO

A 60 minute personalized consultation with our CEO and Award Winning Author Kimberly Cooper Griffin.  Wanna talk tech, writing, publishing, parenting -- she is all yours!

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$2,000
60 Minute Consultation with our COO

Get a free 60 minute personalized consultation with our Award Winning Publisher, Skeeter Buck.  Wanna talk publishing, start-ups, biking across American, Ironman Races, parenting -- she is all yours for 60 minutes.

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$3,000
Lifetime GOLD Membership

Get a lifetime GOLD Membership to Inkstacks Platform.  Inkstacks will provide a centralized place for writers, and those who support writers, to gather and integrate with the various technologies needed in the pursuit of writing and the path to publication.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just because I care and believe you will succeed!

3 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Good Karma Shoutout

Get a Good Karma Shoutout on our YouTube Channel!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
We Need Your Voice -- Pre-release Team

Exclusive opportunity! See the platform before the official release. Have a say in how Inkstacks works. Become a part of our pre-release testing as an official Inkstacks Beta User. No technical experience is needed, it's your opinion we want. As an official Beta User, you will get sneak peek looks at the initial release, as well as future new features, and have the ability to provide valuable feedback.

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
60 Minute Consultation with our CEO

A 60 minute personalized consultation with our CEO and Award Winning Author Kimberly Cooper Griffin.  Wanna talk tech, writing, publishing, parenting -- she is all yours!

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,000
60 Minute Consultation with our COO

Get a free 60 minute personalized consultation with our Award Winning Publisher, Skeeter Buck.  Wanna talk publishing, start-ups, biking across American, Ironman Races, parenting -- she is all yours for 60 minutes.

0 Supporters
None available
$3,000
Lifetime GOLD Membership

Get a lifetime GOLD Membership to Inkstacks Platform.  Inkstacks will provide a centralized place for writers, and those who support writers, to gather and integrate with the various technologies needed in the pursuit of writing and the path to publication.

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