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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 7 2012 1:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

When living in a busy city or traveling to one it's often difficult to find a place where you're able to tap into your right brain's creativity. The Writer's Retreat Inspirational Travel Guide series lists the best independent eateries in your area or vacation destination. It has a selection of the best cafes, restaurants and coffee shops for writers, bloggers and students.

The locations are loiterer friendly with great food, coffee and staff. The New York City edition has over 100 cafes listed according to the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A collection of Inspirational Itineraries that take you to landmarks not often found in other guide books are also included to aid in ridding you of that pesky writer's block.

We will publish Writer's Retreats for L.A., San Francisco,Chicago,Seattle,Boston & Austin within the next 2 months. The money will fund interior and exterior book design, electronic conversion and printing costs.

As a backer you'll receive the guides once they're published in e-book and in print. You'll also have a chance to receive long term advertising for your business or products.

Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. So spread the word to ensure that you get your order.

We're very excited about this project and have received a lot of support from these independent business owners and readers! Writer's Retreat New York City is currently available at McNally Jackson, an indie bookstore located in New York City and on Amazon. The first edition is currently at #11 in Kindle's Travel & Dining guides!

Here a few customer reviews from Amazon and Goodreads.

"Juliet C. Obodo's handy guide allows the reader to quickly find the locations of the trendiest (and sometimes little known) cafes. Every cafe and coffee shop in this book has a reputation for excellent service and quality. It serves as a reliable guide that one can use promptly when trying to find a great spot to study, read or meet on a first date. Juliet's detailed and accurate descriptions of decor, staff and atmosphere can really help the reader find that special cafe that will set the right impression, for them, or for that someone special."

"I bought this book in digital form for my droid and have been using it as a pocket guide for when I'm roaming the NYC streets. It's full of insider tips like when is the best time to avoid crowds, what kind of crowd the cafe draws, what items to try, the cafe layout, if they have wifi, and more. Also it's nice to finally know what part of Manhattan I'm in (i.e. Chelsea, Flatiron, Gramercy, etc.)"

"What a fantastic read for anyone in this thoroughly modern era of 2012! A novel that will appeal to anyone who is interested in books; from the humble reader to the technical blogger or tweeter on all things literature. Many authors, college and University students will be rushing out to get a copy - i know that I will!"

"Being a fairly new transplant to the city, I appreciate having this handy on my iPhone for whenever I need a good place to chill with friends or get my latest caffeine fix. Obodo has gone to great lengths to provide address, phone number and personal feedback on coffee shops all over the city, in over 25 neighborhoods across the 5 boroughs of New York City. This book makes for a great gift for New Yorkers and tourists alike - be sure to pick it up!"

Help us take it to the next level and continue to bring you the best in caffeinated inspiration!

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