Howdy! Stateside Co. is a small business aiming to bring to life a line of completely unique notebooks, perfectly suited for any adventure. Started by several graphic designers in Portland, Stateside Co. is determined to bring a top quality design to life -- and we need your help to get our idea and design off the ground!
Please take a look below and check out our notebooks! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them our way and we'll respond as soon as we can!
There are trillions of artisan notebooks out there, each following generally the same mundane formula. With Stateside Co. Notebooks, you'll help us add something different. Each notebook has a custom state-cut cover, offering a unique and personal twist to the plain notebook style we've become accustomed to. Whether repping your own state, or writing down your thoughts in another, Stateside Co. Notebooks are a way to take some pride in the places where we work, live and think. After all, home is where the heart is.
The cover is made from top quality paper from the French Paper Company -- a family-owned American paper mill which uses entirely recycled paper -- and is offered in lunch bag brown and dark gray. Inside the cover, backers have a choice of Tomoe River Paper -- a fountain pen favorite -- or premier French Paper Co. paper. These notebooks are hand-made to precise perfection but still retain the personality and love that's lost in factory-made notebooks. The time and care that goes into each notebook assures a lasting product to rely on. On top of all that good stuff, we have our production site all set up and will be ready to produce and ship every notebook within two weeks of the project's ending; you won't have to sit through the usual three-months-plus-ten-months-of-delays wait!
But most importantly, Stateside Co. Notebooks are made exactly to your order, and are completely customizable. We want to make a notebook that's the perfect fit for you.
When you pledge for a Stateside Co. Notebook, you get the chance to customize it to suite exactly what you want! From the state and the cover material that it's cut into, to the interior pages and the sleeve inscription, it's all up to you!
Upon successful completion of the project, we'll send a survey asking for the cover, interior, inscription and state specifications for each notebook you've pledged for. You can make all your notebooks the same, all different, or any combination in between!
We've set up some reward bundles, as well as the ability to add-on notebooks to make sure you get exactly what you're looking for. We've priced our notebooks as to make sure you get the best deal, while retaining high quality material, and with our higher tier rewards we're offering steep discounts. In addition, shipping costs are on us, so you don't have to worry about them!
If you're interested in getting more notebooks than are in the reward tier, or customizing your pledge, the following add ons are for you! Add another notebook onto your pledge by adding the corresponding amount! We'll send out a survey at the end where you can tell us what you've added on, and we'll include it.
Don't live stateside? Ordering for a friend abroad? Traveling abroad yourself? We want to make sure that anybody can get exactly the notebook they want so if you're not partial to any state, we will cut the country of your choice on your notebook cover instead. Just pledge the same and let us know that country (or countries) you'd like when we send out the backer survey!
Interested in getting notebooks for resale in your shop, or just want them in bulk? We can do that! We'll get you lower prices for bulk purchasing -- and of course, you're welcome to resell them! Just send us a message with what you're thinking, and we're happy to work with you.
Risks and challenges
As a small business, our greatest challenge is funding our initial print. We have experience in publishing, including in product production and fulfillment. We believe it is important to have a full commitment to communicate with backers honestly and directly, so if an obstacle arises, we will not hesitate in keeping backers informed and aware of how we plan to meet it. Have a concern or question? Please message us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! If you think it's something that others might be wondering about as well, we encourage you to leave a comment!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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