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