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Help launch the poetry book Color Me Beautiful an uplift for young black women. Nikki Giovanni called it "a wonderful exploration..."
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***HELP US GET KICKSTARTED-PLEDGE $20 FOR A BOOK & AFTERGLOW***


Zealot Press is a Detroit-based, minority-owned publishing company specializing in trade books to include nonfiction, fiction and special interest books. As a new publishing company, they are proud to announce their first upcoming publication, written by first-time author Meah Khrysteana Tweh, entitled Color Me Beautiful and Other Poems about Life, Love and Dreams ISBN 978-0-615-45384-2!

The poetry book Color Me Beautiful has the potential to be a best-seller! World renowned poetess, Nikki Giovanni, has already reviewed the poetry book planned for release this July 2011!



“Color Me Beautiful I think will be the beginning of a wonderful exploration. Pursue your dreams…and what a marvelous dream it is to write…”
~Nikki Giovanni, best-selling poet

**Want to read a poem from Meah's book Color Me Beautiful? Click here!**


Money raised through this campaign will go towards the fulfillment of book order pledges to launch and kick start sales for the new poetry book Color Me Beautiful and Other Poems about Life, Love and Dreams written by first-time, Detroit author Meah Tweh.

The Color Me Beautiful Book Release Party & Afterglow

Date: Friday, July 22, 2011

Wayne State University McGregor Memorial Conference Center

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Afterglow Menu

  • Salads
  • Vegetable Trays
  • Cheese Trays
  • Fruit Trays
  • Assorted Appetizers
  • Cheesecake
  • Cash Bar (for the Champagne Toast)
  • Street Parking is free & available after 6:00 pm.
  • "Secure" Campus Parking $4.50 Cash or WSU OneCard

Any additional funding over the goal will go towards fulfilling book orders, Color Me Beautiful Afterglow refreshments, enlisting staffing/volunteer needs and/ore publicity assistance for the Color Me Beautiful Release Party and to also aid in the fulfillment of our purchase orders for the worldwide distribution of the book to major book retailers.

This campaign is a unique opportunity for YOU to help a new book publisher Zealot Press and first-time, Detroit-based author Meah have a successful book launch. Check out the great list of incentives were offering - tweet mentions, copies of the poetry book Color Me Beautiful, Color Me Beautiful Afterglow participation.

Zealot Press can't do this without your help. Meah can't do this without your help! ANY AMOUNT WILL DO...WE NEED YOUR PLEDGES TO LAUNCH THIS BOOK! Thanks as always for supporting her poetry. She has the best fan-base ever!!!

We're hoping that with this community effort, we can make this book a bestseller! If you’re down, please pledge your support. Every little bit helps!

Fan her facebook.com/MeahTwehAuthor and Visit us ZealotPress.com and Join the "Color Me Beautiful and Other Poems about Life, Love and Dreams" Group on Facebook! You can also Follow Meah on Twitter @meahtweh...she follows back!

Need more information before you pledge your money to this project? We understand and we've got you covered! E-mail publisher zealotpress@gmail.com or Meah at meahtweh@gmail.com. Or, you can call Meah at (313) 405-9325.


Gift/Benefit Terms:
All book orders have the option of being sent as a UPS Residential Ground Shipment prior to the day of the Release Party or can be distributed to you to give to your party in attendance on the day of the Release Party.


**All Signed copies are delivered the day of the Book Release Party, or can be sent to 1 residential address via UPS Residential Ground Shipment within 5-10 business days after the book release party.

Sponsorship Levels

Epic Sponsorship $300

BIC® Tri-Stic Ice Pen (picture of sample pen below)Your logo/message on one of three sides

  • Triangular barrel for comfortable writing and maximum advertising exposure.
    Quality BIC® promotional pens custom imprinted on three sides.
    Bic® Easy-Glide System® Ink Technology Option is only available in medium ballpoint
  • Point size: Medium.
    Ink color: Black.
    Imprint color (one color per side-must be White)
  • Imprint area (Barrel): 3" W x 7/32" H.

Epic Sponsorship $400

Stock Theme Balloons (picture of an example below)

  • Help make our event extra special with customized balloons with your logo paired with the Zealot Press logo or the phrase "Color Me Beautiful"!
  • Help add flair to our book launch with balloons made from 100% biodegradable natural latex,
  • Measuring at 9" diameter
  • One-color imprint-preferably white.
  • Imprint area is 2 3/4" W x 2" H.
  • Sponsorship also includes helium tank rental and balloon ties and ribbon with weights.
  • We may also use the balloon colors: white and purple in addition to pink.

Legend Sponsorship $750

Champagne Toast

  • We want to have a Moet Champagne/Marzetti Sparking Cider Toast for the Color Me Beautiful Release Party Afterglow to launch this book in style.
  • Please consider being our Champagne Toast sponsor for this event!
  • Your name or business logo will be featured in related media and on the website. You will also receive 2 complimentary copies of the book Color Me Beautiful if you request.

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    **Limerick Sponsorship**: Handwritten Thank-You Note, Color Me Beautiful book deliverable at the Book Release Party. (You can also Pledge $20 and get 2 books. Pledge $30 and get 3 books...pledge today and get a book for you and friends and bring them to the book release!)

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    **Villanelle Sponsorship**: Handwritten Thank-You Note, Color Me Beautiful book, Color Me Beautiful Afterglow ticket. Or, if you cannot attend the Party & Afterglow just have the Color Me Beautiful book shipped to your residential address via UPS Ground Residential.

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    **Rondeau Sponsorship** (Level 1): Handwritten Thank-You Note, 2 Color Me Beautiful books, 2 for the Color Me Beautiful Afterglow. (Ideal for couples/groups of friends/families that want to come out and show support.)

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    **Rondeau Sponsorship** (Level 2): Handwritten Thank-You Note, 3 Color Me Beautiful books, 3 for the Color Me Beautiful Afterglow. (Ideal for groups of friends/families that want to come out and show support.)

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    **Rondeau Sponsorship** (Level 3): Handwritten Thank-You Note, 4 Color Me Beautiful books, 4 for the Color Me Beautiful Afterglow. (Ideal for groups of friends/families that want to come out and show support.)

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    **Rondeau Sponsorship** (Level 4): Handwritten Thank-You Note, 5 Color Me Beautiful books, 5 for the Color Me Beautiful Afterglow. (Ideal for groups of friends/families that want to come out and show support.)

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    **Epic Sponsorship** (Level 1-Bookmark Sponsor): 1" Logo space on the Color Me Beautiful bookmarks to be given out at the Color Me Beautiful Book Release Party & Afterglow. Listing on Zealot Press website and all related media as a sponsor.

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    **Sonnet Sponsorship**: • Color Me Beautiful Release Party & Afterglow Attendee Sponsor
    1 Book & Afterglow Ticket/person
    (6 tickets for Commerical Businesses/15 tickets if a Nonprofit)
    • Half Table
    • One-eighth page black & white ad in Event Program
    • Recognition as Sonnet Sponsor on Event Signage, in Event Program
    • Logo on Event Web site along with company web site link
    Got a budding business/organization? Trying to increase your demographic to include African American women ages 16-45? If so, you need a vendor table at the Color Me Beautiful Book Release Party & Afterglow! You will get a standard table to showcase your wares.~Selling goods? You get to keep all of your profits!

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    **Epic Sponsorship** (Level 2-BIC® Tri-Stic Ice Pen Sponsor): Logo ad space on one of three BIC® pen sides of a triangular pen barrel (Imprint area (Barrel): 3" W x 7/32" H) for maximum advertising exposure, 300 pens, medium point size, black ink color. Pens are to be given out at the Color Me Beautiful Book Release Party & Afterglow. Listing on Zealot Press website and all related media as a sponsor.

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    **Epic Sponsorship** (Level 3-Stock Theme Balloon Sponsor): Help make our event extra special with customized balloons with your logo paired with the Zealot Press logo or phrase "Color Me Beautiful", or with your logo standing alone!
    • Help add flair to our book launch with balloons made from 100% biodegradable natural latex, measuring at 9" diameter with a one-color imprint. Imprint area is 2 3/4" W x 2" H. Balloons are to be are to be displayed at the Color Me Beautiful Book Release Party & Afterglow (and any Color Me Beautiful events thereafter). Listing on Zealot Press website and all related media as a sponsor.

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    **Epic Sponsorship** (Level 3-Giveaway Sponsor): We would like to do a raffle giveaway, so this fee will take care of gift cards, gift bags full of goodies which may include books, bookmarks, promotional items, etc. Listing on Zealot Press website and all related media as a sponsor.

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    **Legend Sponsorship** (Level 1-Champagne Toast Sponsor): Covers bartender and 150 drink tickets for the Color Me Beautiful Book Release Party Afterglow. Sponsor receives listing on Zealot Press website and all related media as a sponsor.

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    **Legend Sponsorship** (Level 2-Entertainment Sponsor): An event is nothing without entertainment. Help us support a local entertainment act by sponsoring our entertainment for the evening. Listing on Zealot Press website and all related media as a sponsor.

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    **Legend Sponsorship** (Level 3-Afterglow Sponsor): Covers food for the Color Me Beautiful Book Release Party Afterglow. Sponsor receives listing on Zealot Press website and all related media as a sponsor.

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