Novel Travelbooks: Passport-Notebook Wallets Disguised As Antique Books

Novel Travelbooks: Passport-Notebook Wallets Disguised As Antique Books

Commencing Fulfillment.... 馃殌
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3 days ago
by Westley Coleman
Hey all! We hope you are well.

Due to delays with our packing/box supplier, we have not been able to begin packing orders. But the good news is that we will begin tomorrow when they deliver the boxes to us!

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee Christmas time deliveries for some of our distant international friends. But our domestic friends should receive packages by Christmas time.聽

Thank you for your patience and goodness. I will update you again this week with some photos of the wild operations/fulfillment.

Travelbooks, stationery, pens, notebooks, stickers... they are looking FABULOUS. We are thrilled to get them into your hands. 聽

Much love, talk soon

-Westley

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Did you move? Will you be moving before January? Update Your Address! You have until Monday the 28th of November.
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20 days ago
by Westley Coleman

Dearest nerdy friends,


1. We are expecting the Travelbooks and other goodies to arrive within the next two weeks!
We would like to ship them to your address. IF your address is changing before January 1st, please go into your pledge manager and put your new address into the system. You have until November 28th to update your address. After that date we will lock the address, and ship your order to it. You can access your pledge manager here: https://novel-bookwallets-2.backerkit.com/.聽

2. Check this out.
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3. What have we been up to?
聽-Website rennovations
-Designing and ordering the stationery (they are delicious) (Sneak peaks soon)
-Finalizing the unboxing experience for Travelbooks
-Working on new bookwallet/Travelbook/Journal designs !!!
-Finalizing bookjournal samples!
-Played my first D&D game. (I was a Deep Gnome Rogue named "Gooch Mongous")

4. What have you been up to?
I will be in touch very soon with thrilling updates. Our home is about to be a delightful chaos as we squeeze this fulfillment in before Christmas time.聽

I hope you are spending quality thankful time with people who are dear to you!聽

Much love. Keep Reading.聽

-Wes & team <3

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Timeline Update! Production Complete
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about 2 months ago
by Westley Coleman


Hey book lovers. I hope this Autumn is carressing you with its sunshine chill :)聽

So we are just about to ship from our manufacturer to us in Portland. That is a fairly long trip, even expedited. We should receive them here the first week of December. Then we will send them to your pretty faces. :)聽

We hope for these beauties to arrive to you before Christmas, but unfortunately we cannot make that guarantee :(

If you are moving or planning on moving, you will have untill the last week of November to update them.聽

Thank you all! We appreciate you.

Talk Soon :)聽
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Pen Test Video, Powell's, Secrets, War of the Worlds!
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3 months ago
by Westley Coleman

Hey book friends!聽

Watch me test out the fountain and ballpoint pens in this video!聽 https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRaywUjG/
So excited to get these into your hands... I adore the fountain pen..聽

Some exciting updates!聽

  • Currently we are finalizing some secret surprise new products... (what do you get when you mix a journal and a book?) (Oh and have you heard of bookplates?)
  • We are trying to become friends with Powells books. We hope to see our bookwallets on their shelves!
  • 聽"Powell鈥檚 City of Books is the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately one million books." And it is just 15 minutes from me. How fitting we are from Portland... I was just there Saturday night to buy Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. It is a delightful establishment, always teeming with people.聽
  • Oh yeah, we added these incredible illustrations to the store. They represent the original artwork of Henrique Alvim Corr锚a from the 1906 print of War of the Worlds by HG Wells. https://novelbookstore.co/collections/shop-our-sticker-collection

That is all for now! Production is moving along smoothly. I will reach out with the next relevant piece of news.
Thank you friends :)聽

-Westley聽
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Interested in Phantom or Jane?? Stickers came!
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4 months ago
by Westley Coleman
Hey Friends!!聽

We thought it would be fair to give you a discount on the new Jane Eyre & new Le Fant么me de l'Op茅ra Bookwallet designs. That way if you want them, you do not have to pay for shipping twice. You can get yourself a Bookwallet to match your Travelbook!


We just missed including them in the pledge manager via backerkit. But we do not want you to miss them if you want them.
The below code is 15% off an order of either design.

https://novelbookstore.co/discount/PHANTOM&JANE

The bonus is we will be shipping out those orders on demand! Typically we ship out within 3 days of your order.

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Things are going well with Travelbook production. Look what came! I am thrilled. They are truly adorable. I will get these all up on the website soon.聽

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This next Tuesday the 9th...
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4 months ago
by Westley Coleman

Hey bookworms,


Our deepest thank you for being so cool and supportive of us! 41% of you got some type of extra goodie.
聽We are thrilled to endorse your future classy travels.

Your survey, if you missed it, cant find it or otherwise, can be found here: https://novel-bookwallets-2.backerkit.com/

This next Tuesday the 9th, we will lock your reward selections and charge cards for add-on item purchases, pledge upgrades,聽 pre-orders and shipping. You will not be able to make changes to your survey after this Tuesday. You can update your shipping address up until we lock addresses for shipping in November/December.聽


You have 5 ish days to select any more add-ons you may desire. 聽
86% of our community has completed their survey. Thank you everyone! Lets push for that 100%.聽


Things are moving along smoothly with production. As I recieve the stickers and notecards from production, I will share the info.聽 You are privy to all the exciting goodies and updates.聽

Meanwhile, I am still loving old books. Here is a recent delight! Old books inspire our business. The pages on this one are like the buttery lamination of pastry... is this not delicious!?聽


We will check in again next week. Let me hear your thoughts or questions
With Love聽
-Novel Team
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Survey en route + Exciting goodies!
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4 months ago
by Westley Coleman
Hey book friends,聽
You should have gotten your survey yesterday OR today by the end of the day. Please check your spam. Thanks for your patience. You will have access to modify your pledge information via pledge manager (survey) until the end of August. You willl be able to change your address up until early November so if you are moving in the Fall, do not be worried!
You will see a lot of different add-ons! We have worked hard to get all this ready and are excited to bring these goodies to you.

*Please note, everything will ship together as one delightful bunch of bookish goodies. :)

We will be in touch! :) Drop any questions below

-Novel Team聽

stationery notecards

magnets
the siblings
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Payment, Survey, Timeline/Shipping, Anonymous Flamingo
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5 months ago
by Westley Coleman

聽Hey bookies!
Shout out to Anonymous Flamingo #1542365 for being such a helpful friend to everybody! Thanks Flamingo. :)

(you studiously reading this update)


1. Please ensure your payment went through.聽
We charged cards last week and 70+ payments failed. You were notified via email if your payment had issues. You were only charged for your pledge, it did not include shipping.聽

2. Surveys!
Turns out that were hasty when we said we would send out surveys by today (Tuesday the 19th). We are sorry for the change! The survey will be sent out the following Tuesday the 26th.聽 As a reminder, please respond to the survey promptly and attentively as it confirms all kinds of important information about your pledge. 聽

A reminder that the survey will:聽
路聽 聽 聽 聽Allow you to select your desired Travelbook(s)
路聽 聽 聽 聽Allow you to add additional items (Travelbooks, Bookwallets, Fancy Notecards, Fancy Pen, Extra Notebook/Pen, Sticker, etc.)
路聽 聽 聽 聽Confirm your address
路聽 聽 聽 聽Charge you for shipping聽
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3. Timeline/Shipping聽
We just got the latest confirmation that production will take 2 months & shipping will take two months. If this estimate stays true, we will receive the goods here in Portland OR in late November. We will easily be able to ship all orders within 2 weeks. Just remember that international logistics are fragile, and that there could be complications that push the delivery into January. Just please mentally prepare for that because it is a possibility.聽

In terms of shipping to you, particularly for international orders, selecting a courier is a balancing act. For example, there may be a slightly cheaper courier (yay) that takes up to 45 days to deliver (boo) 鈥 We are persisting in marrying quality, price, and time. Please note that but prices have gone up over the last two years. We are estimating that international shipping will cost from $16 - $20. Domestic shipping is looking like $11 - $13 via UPS. Please also note that estimate will be slightly higher if you ordered more than 3 Travelbooks.

4. Other Stuff

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The pre order store will be live by Friday, so if you know of anyone that may have missed the project, they can still order a Travelbook and join the partayy.聽

-For clarification, these are the final 23 Travelbook designs that you can select from when you receive the survey next week.

聽| Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll 1865
聽| Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery 1908
聽| Botany All the Year Round by E. F. Andrews 1903
聽| Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri 1320
聽| Dracula by Bram Stoker 1897
聽| Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 1818
聽| Grimm鈥檚 Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812
聽| Iliad by Homer 8th Century BC
聽| Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront毛 1847 (Forest Green)
聽| Le Fant么me de l'Op茅ra by Gaston Leroux 1910
聽| Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 1868 (Crimson Red)
聽| Odyssey by Homer 8th Century BC
聽| Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie 1911
聽| Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 1813
聽| Robin Hood & His Merry Men by Howard Pyle 1883
聽| Tales From Shakespeare 1807
聽| The Adventures Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 1892
聽| The Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe 1884 edition
聽| The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925
聽| The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 1902
聽| Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne & E. H. Shepard 1926
聽| Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront毛 1847
聽| The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exup茅ry 1943

-If you would like to add one of the original miniature bookwallets to your order, you can do that via the survey that we send you. The options will be the same as the ones currently available on the website. (check here novelbookstore.co).

-FYI when we refer to the bookwallet, we are refferring to the original miniature bookwallet. When we refer to the Travelbook, it is the larger/latest passport/notebook wallet.


Please ask any questions, together we can do this exciting thing!
Thank you dearest friends
-Novel Team

recent flight over Mt Hood in Portland

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30 Days Later. Pertinent Information Here!
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5 months ago
by Westley Coleman
My dear Tourists, Amalgamators, Adventurers, Wayfarers, Excursionists, Bibliomaniacs & Savants:

I don鈥檛 know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

(Side note: We hope to get the hobbit next year as a bookwallet/travelbook!)

30 days later here we are. I am truly thrilled. You are the best people!聽 I think fondly of you for your support of us and for your love of books and traveling.

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1. The final 22
2. The survey and pledge manager
3. The pre order store



1. Per the popular vote, the two designs that were voted out were Poems of Cabin & Field & the Navy Blue Jane Eyre. It was close between Navy Blue Jane & Robin Hood, but in the interest of the diversity of selection, we favored Robin Hood.

2. We are planning to send the surveys out this coming Tuesday the 19th. Please attentively responsd to the survey as it confirms all kinds of important information about your pledge.聽 As always, we love questions, there are no stupid ones, lets hear 'em!

3. If you or a friend missed out on the project! Do not worry, we will have a pre order store up & running tomorrow. :)

THANK YOU! We cannot wait for you to experience the magic of these delightful companions.

Talk Soon!
-Novel Travelbook Team

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Response Needed. All Titles Unlocked, Please Answer This Poll - Which Title Are You Most Excited To Choose?
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5 months ago
by Westley Coleman

Hey bookish travelers,聽


Here we are with a week to go! A hearty welcome to all the new friends joining us!

1. Poll Explanation
2. Social Media Boost! (Last Update Cont.)
3. New Pledge Level!


1. Poll Explanation
So we decided to unlock all of the designs. AND we can produce all of them EXCEPT FOR the bottom two titles. There are 24 options, BUT only 22 will survive the cut. So we need to get your vote. Which title are you MOST excited for? Answer the poll now please.聽

We did not reach our intial goals, but that is alright. :) We will still have a good time and bring you these beauties. Ultimately, we want you to be happy and excited, and so we think that popular demand is the best way to choose which 22 make the cut. So please answer the above poll. :) The two titles with the least votes will be dropped from selection.

Please Vote :)


Le Fantome & Forest Green Jane Eyre Unlocked!


2. Social Media Boost! (Last Update Cont.)
To keep growing the project until its final moments, I had some ideas that I detailed in the last update. In case you missed them, they are here below! We have made slight progress, thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! (No news from the publicity yet...)


IDEA # 1 - TO UNLOCK FANCY PEN OPTION
聽-Email VegNews & MentalFloss asking them to write an article about our project! hello@vegnews.com | contact@mentalfloss.com
-Use the template below.
-Our Goal is for them to write articles about the project! IF even one organization does... then we will find a fountain style pen, compatable with the Travelbooks. YAY! That would be SO EPIC. Both organizations covered our last project and it was SO helpful.
-Please add your own flair to the email! The more differentiation in our attempts, the more effective and personal they will be. :)

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Hello my name is [聽 聽 聽]

I am a part of the community that is bringing an exciting project to life.
The project is Novel Travelbooks: Passport-Notebook Wallets Disguised As Antique Books.
https://www.backerkit.com/c/westley-coleman/novel-bookwallets-2-0.聽


I think your audience would really appreciate this idea. Would your incredible team PLEASE consider writing an article about this project? It would mean the world to our community!


Thank you so much
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hello@vegnews.com
IDEA # 2- TO UNLOCK STATIONERY ITEMS
-Please make a thoughtful comment & tag 3 friends on each of the below links! If you do not have these platforms post or share our project on the ones you do! :) If we get atleast 200 comments on each link we will release the Stationery Items for Add-on.

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRdYrJrU/?k=1

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CezFY3dFiMI/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfaSOWYJ3Cu/

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3. New Pledge Level!
Hey everybody! We are introducing a NEW pledge level that will include One Travelbook & One Bookwallet! (We are still finalizing the details. You will still be able to select bookwallets for add-on after the campaign in the pledge manager. We just thought this would be a sweet idea). We will finalize this next week! If you dont already know, our first crowdfunding project was for the bookwallet, which is essentially a minimalist version of the Travelbook. Some of you may be interested in getting a matching bookwallet for your Travelbook... just imagine...
siblings

More to come!

Thanks for your engagement and support. :)
-Travelbook Team

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A Particularly Important Update.
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5 months ago
by Westley Coleman
COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENTS
Help Unlock Homer's Iliad!
We did it! This project reached this goal!

Goal: $100,000This goal was reached on Jul 3, 2022 8:45am PDT

Hello scholastic interlocutors,

Many important items here!聽


1. Lets Unlock Iliad.
2. MY IDEAS! How to Unlock Stationery & Fancy Pen Option!聽

1. We are really just a few pledges short of this beauty. Let your favorite travel friends know!
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Achilles tending Patroclus wounded by an arrow

2. To reach our ambitious goals we need more people to know about this project!


Here is how we will do it. 聽




IDEA # 1 - TO UNLOCK FANCY PEN

聽-Email VegNews & MentalFloss asking them to write an article about our project! hello@vegnews.com | contact@mentalfloss.com
-Use the template below.
-Our Goal is for them to write articles about the project! If even one organization does... then we will find a fountain style pen, compatable with the Travelbooks. YAY! That would be SO EPIC. Both organizations covered our last project and it was SO helpful.
-Please add your own flair to the email! The more differentiation in our attempts, the more effective and personal they will be. :)聽

hello@vegnews.com
contact@mentalfloss.com


Hello my name is [聽 聽 聽]

I am a part of the community that is bringing an exciting project to life.
The project is Novel Travelbooks: Passport-Notebook Wallets Disguised As Antique Books.
https://www.backerkit.com/c/westley-coleman/novel-bookwallets-2-0.聽


I think your audience would really appreciate this idea. Would your incredible team PLEASE consider writing an article about this project? It would mean the world to our community!


Thank you so much聽


IDEA # 2- TO UNLOCK STATIONERY ITEMS

-Please make a thoughtful comment & tag 3 friends on each of the below links! If you do not have these platforms post or share our project on the ones you do! :) If we get atleast 200 comments on each link we will release the Stationery Items for Add-on.

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRdYrJrU/?k=1

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CezFY3dFiMI/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfaSOWYJ3Cu/


THANK YOU my bookfriends,
We appreciate you so much! More to come on this.
Cheeers!聽

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Welcome. Pride Unlocked. How Many Little Princes Can You Find? See New Unlockables.
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by Westley Coleman
Hey sagacious friends,聽

  1. Welcome
  2. Pride Unlocked
  3. Prince Scavenger Hunt
  4. New Unlockables

1. Thank you for joining the project & bringing us to where we are.
We are thrilled to have you! Please continue to share this project.聽

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2. Pride is unlocked. Yes. Peacocks.


3. The first to find all the Little Prince's in the "Tell the Story" section of the campaign will get a free bookwallet & stickers. ONE guess per backer. How many are there in Ch. 1-8?聽
How Many Can You Find?


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4. See the goals & 3 new unlockables. These new 3 will be met by helping us engage social media with the project! I will post a comment thread/update and explain how we can unlock them! More to come.

Thanks everyone :)

...find those Princes!

-Your sagacious stewards

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You Are The Best Community. Thank you. Funded. Items Unlocked.
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6 months ago
by Westley Coleman

Hey friends,聽


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Please Read These Updates!聽


We will be posting regular updates:


  • highlighting community conversations
  • when goals are unlocked OR milestones are met
  • for logistical reasons / to share pertinent information
  • to share snippets from our travels or travel info
  • for giveaways & games

Items of note:


  1. Make sure you watch the project video if you havent yet!
  2. Two goals were unlocked! The renowned Little Prince, who is the traveler extraordinaire AND a FREE random travel sticker for EVERYBODY. Yay everybody! (See below).聽 *Campaign Updated

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THANK YOU
More to Come

-Novel Scholars
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