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We want to focus on strong marketing and turn Grimbold Books into a recognisable brand with fantastic stories and superior editing.
We want to focus on strong marketing and turn Grimbold Books into a recognisable brand with fantastic stories and superior editing.
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What and Who are Grimbold Books?
Grimbold Books is a fledgling international publishing house looking to publish the very best science fiction, fantasy and dark fiction. Books are our passion, and we’re committed to publishing a select few titles a year. By focusing on a small number, we are able to build solid relationships with our authors and work with them every step of the way, from manuscript editing through to marketing and platform building, ensuring that the final product is the very best it can be.

Founded in 2013 by Sammy H.K Smith and Zoë Harris, Grimbold Books has published twenty distinct and wonderful pieces of work. 
With dedicated imprints, such as Kristell Ink and Tenebris Books, we have novels nominated for the Lambda literary awards, the International Rubery Book Award, the Indie Book Awards, and the People's Choice award. Each title has brought something special to Grimbold, and with it, incredibly talented authors who share our passion for team work and our long-term goals.

Why do you need crowdfunding support?
To date, we have personally and privately funded all aspects of publication - from cover art, internal illustrations, promotional materials, editing, paperbacks via a Print On Demand distributor with links to bricks and mortar stores, competition prizes and marketing.

Our Kickstarter campaign will help us continue to publish the high quality and exciting titles you've read so far, but with the added bonus of allowing us to tap in and reach previously unattainable marketing resources. We want to put our titles on the same blogger ARC (advanced reader copy) websites as bigger presses, giving us potentially thousands more readers and reviewers. We're confident in both our books and our authors, and we want to continue to give them the best chance at exposure during these incredibly tough publishing times. 

A proportion of the Kickstarter fund will be used to advertise our books in magazines and webzines, and also to enter the titles in more prestigious national competitions. It will also enable us to keep a healthy stock of paperbacks at Grimbold HQ for conventions, reviewers and direct sales. The more copies of our books we can get into readers' hands, the better. We don't want to be an e-book only press, we want to continue to cater for traditional paperback readers, as well as those who love the smell of...uhhh...e-readers :)
We'd also love to expand our catalogue by taking on more titles and authors; with the funds we hope to raise on Kickstarter, we would be able to achieve this by outsourcing more editing, production and design work. Grimbold receives so many high quality manuscripts, and selecting the very best is both a pleasure and a nightmare. We want to be able to say 'yes' to more books, and we hope you can help. 

As well as our plans for expansion, this Kickstarter campaign will help to fund our 2015/16 catalogue (which is shaping up to be amazing), allowing us to continue to strengthen our reach on social media as well as the 'real' world. We want to add to this with large print editions for the partially sighted, and audiobooks. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy great books, and we want to make that happen! 

With at least 10 publications already slated in for 2015, you can be a part of something special.

 We hope you'll like the perk packages we've put together. The hoodies and giclée prints just look fantastic, but our favourite are the notebooks!

Risks and challenges

We've talked our pledge reward delivery timescale through with our authors to ensure they can send signed copies by the deadline, but of course we can't see into the future, so there may be some delays in delivering signed copies; should any unfortunate circumstances occur at our authors' end, we promise to keep you informed throughout.

Also, with so many letters (hopefully) to write, Grim and Bold may get tired. They are cats after all, and without opposable thumbs, holding those pens gets pretty tiring...so please be patient!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.69

    *The Fluffy*

    A warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that you're helping build Grimbold Books into a strong and recognisable brand.

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    *The Grimbold*

    A big, permanent thank you on all our websites in a special kitty-themed roll call.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    *The Tom Kitten*

    2 e-books of your choice from our library so far, and a big thank you on our websites.

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    *The Thomas O'Malley*

    1 paperback of choice, and 1 e-book of choice, and our thanks on the website.

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    Pledge £12 or more About $20

    *The Dinah*

    4 e-books of your choice from our library so far, a signed Grimbold kitty postcard, and a big thank you on our websites.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $25

    *The Buttercup*

    A paperback and 2 e-books of your choice, a Grimbold bookmark and postcard, and a thank you on our websites.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $34

    *The Tom*

    5 giclée 7x5 prints chosen at random from the internall illustrations in 'Willow, Weep No More', and a digital copy of the book. Plus, our thanks on the website.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $51

    *The Ser Pounce*

    A Grimbold kitty T-shirt, a paperback copy of both 'Felinity' and 'The Spire of Frozen Fire', 2 e-books, a Grimbold bookmark, and a thank you on our websites.

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    *The Tailchaser*

    A paperback of your choice from our back catalogue, a copy of 'Felinity', a Grimbold bookmark, 2 e-books of choice, and a digital 'thank you' in an ebook from our 2015 catalogue, as well as the thank you on our websites.

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    *The Hollyleaf*

    The entire gorgeous collection of 11 7x5 giclée prints from 'Willow, Weep No More', the digital book, another e-book of your choice, and a thank you on the websites.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $59

    *The Spot*

    A Grimbold kitty hoody, 5 random giclée Willow, Weep No More prints, 4 e-books of choice and a thank you on the website.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $59

    *The Duchess*

    A Grimbold leather (or paper) notebook with personalised quote, 5 e-books of choice, plus a thank you on the website.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $67

    *The Cat in the Hat*

    A hardback copy of the beautiful 'Willow, Weep No More' fairytale anthology, a Grimbold Bookmark and postcard, a paperback of your choice, 3 e-books of your choice, a digital thank you in an e-book from our 2015 catalogue, and a thank you on our websites.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $84

    *The Mog"

    All 3 'Non-Compliance' paperback books by Paige Daniels, both books in 'The Art of Forgetting' duology by Joanne Hall, and another paperback of your choice. PLUS signed bookplates by both authors, and a thank you on our websites.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $169

    *The Tigger*

    A hardback copy of 'Willow, Weep No More', 2 paperbacks of your choice, our ENTIRE digital catalogue of books up to the end of 2014, and a thank you in an e-book from our 2015 catalogue.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $253

    * The Crookshanks*

    An original OOAK artwork sketch by the quirky artist 'Snow Wulf' used in the book 'Strange Tales from the Scriptorian Vaults', a paperback copy of 'Strange Tales from the Scriptorian Vaults', 5 further paperbacks of your choice plus 3 e-books of your choice, a handwritten thank you from Grim and Bold and addition to the roll call of thanks on the websites.

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    *The Slinky Malinki*

    Signed paperback copies (1 of each) of The Sea- Stone Sword, White Mountain, In Search of Gods and Heroes, The Art of Forgetting: Rider, The Art of Forgetting: Nomad, Healer’s Touch, Atlantis and the Game of Time, and The Book of Prophecy. A Grimbold kitty T-shirt, 3 e-books of choice, a handwritten thank you letter, and a digital thank you in an ebook from our 2015 catalogue

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    *The Mrs Norris*

    Signed paperback copies (1 of each) of all 3 books in the Non-Compliance series, Space Games, Darkspire Reaches, Shadow Over Avalon, and Sword of Shadows. A Grimbold kitty T-shirt, 3 e-books of choice, a handwritten thank you letter, and a digital thank you in an ebook from our 2015 catalogue

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    *The Puss in Boots*

    Ltd edition (1 of 50) signed and illustrated hardback copy of 'The Reluctant Prophet' by Gillian O’Rourke, A Grimbold T-shirt, a handwritten thank you letter from Grim and Bold with a Ltd edition art print of the kitties, 2 paperbacks of choice, 5 e-books, and a hardback copy of 'Willow, Weep No More', and a digital thank you in an ebook from our 2015 catalogue.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $422

    *The Gobbolino*

    A personalised and OOAK fine sketch (original posted and digital copy emailed) of either a map of your choice (fantasy or otherwise) or a portrait by talented Grimbold author and artist, Sophie E. Tallis. A signed copy of 'White Mountain', 10 e-books, the entire giclée collection of 'Willow, Weep No More' prints, a handwritten thank you letter, and a digital thank you in an ebook from our 2015 catalogue.

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    Pledge £350 or more About $591

    *The Garfield*

    10 paperbacks of your choice (with their digital e-book counterparts) a hardback of 'Willow, Weep No More', a Grimbold hoodie and tote bag, a ltd. edition hardback of 'The Reluctant Prophet', the entire giclée collection of 'Willow, Weep No More' prints, a hand written thank you letter,and an acknowledgement in a printed paperback from our 2015 catalogue.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $844

    *The Cheshire Cat*

    Our ENTIRE library of printed books so far (and their digital counterparts) as well as the entire 2015 catalogue (shipped as each book is released), a Grimbold Books leather notebook, a hoody, a T-shirt, a tote bag, and the entire giclée collection of 'Willow, Weep No More' prints. Also includes a handwritten thank you, and an acknowledgement in a printed paperback from our 2015 catalogue.

    ***BONUS*** A SKYPE session (up to a total of 3 hours) with either Sammy Smith, Zoë Harris, Dean Lombardo, Joel Cornah or Tina Closser (Paige Daniels) for your book club, writing circle, or even just a one-to-one to discuss writing, editing, reading, and the publishing world.

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    Pledge £750 or more About $1,266

    *The Top Cat*

    Our ENTIRE library of SIGNED printed books so far (and their digital counterparts), a ltd edition 'The Reluctant Prophet', as well as the entire 2015 catalogue (shipped as each book is released), a Grimbold Books leather notebook, a hoody, a T-shirt, a tote bag, and the entire giclée collection of 'Willow, Weep No More' prints. Also includes a handwritten thank you, and an acknowledgement in a printed paperback from our 2015 catalogue. A SKYPE session (up to a total of 3 hours) with either Sammy Smith, Zoë Harris, Dean Lombardo, Joel Cornah or Tina Closser (Paige Daniels) for your book club, writing circle, or even just a one-to-one to discuss writing, editing, reading, and the publishing world.

    ***BONUS*** A full manuscript read and critique by Grimbold Books, complete with editorial letter.

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