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Lit-CUBE is the only subscription box of its kind, filled with ONE-TWO books & other hand-picked literary products for bibliophiles!
Lit-CUBE is the only subscription box of its kind, filled with ONE-TWO books & other hand-picked literary products for bibliophiles!
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My name is Peggy Martinez and I'm the founder of Lit-CUBE. Lit-CUBE was an idea born out of mine & my  14 year old son's love of monthly subscription boxes. We love getting our "surprise" packages each month, the anticipation is almost unbearable as we open them up to see what awesome (& usually geeky) haul we get! We get gamer gear, nerd gear, horror gear, and super cool fandom items each and every month, BUT one thing we don't get and we wanted to add to our obsessions is BOOK gear! Sadly, we couldn't find a monthly book subscription box that made us want to do the Carlton. :(

Thus was born Lit-CUBE, the only box of its kind. A subscription box for the reader and writer in all of us.
   As a hybrid author (indie & traditionally published) & as the founder of Indie Bookfest, I have made a lot of contacts in the Indie author & book community. More importantly, I have made a lot of true friends & I have learned a LOT about doing what it takes to make my dreams a reality. One of those dreams is to see people fall in love with Lit-CUBE & as a result fall even more in love with reading and writing. (Is that even possible?!?) I've already made contact with some AMAZING artists, authors, & entrepreneurs who will be partnering with Lit-CUBE to make our reader subscription boxes the envy of every book lover out there. I want to keep all the products a surprise, but I will give you this little tid-bit of info: We already have a book picked & negotiated for the first Lit-CUBE... not only that, but we have all the products chosen and ready to be purchased and it is going to ROCK your SOCKS!
   I'm hoping that everyone will read about this campaign and just get that warm and fuzzy feeling that *I* get when I think about it. At least ONE & sometimes TWO surprise books in each and every Cube, each and every month. WHAT!?! A themed cube each month. That's right! You'll know what the theme is each month before they are launched into the world, but waiting until they arrive and you get to open the cube without having *any* clue about what you'll find inside?!? THAT'S the fun part!

So, how does Lit-CUBE work?

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy! Check it out:

1. Join Lit-Cube by subscribing!

2. Wait while we fill your CUBE with all sorts of awesome, reader-inspired products. Every Lit-CUBE is guaranteed to include ONE-TWO books & other high quality items, hand-picked to delight your inner bookworm. Every subscriber will get $40 + worth of books/products at a low price of $25. ($18/Cube + $7 s/h) 

3. Try not to stalk your mail man while your Lit-CUBE is on its way. Once it gets there, jump up & down in book-geekery delight & then enjoy your bounty!

To give you a better idea of WHAT types of products you might find in your Lit-Cube when it arrives in the mail, I made a few SAMPLE boxes as a visual.

One month's CUBE may contain: 

  • A Book ($12 retail value) +
  • A journal ($12 retail value) +
  • A literary-themed candle ($10 retail value) +
  • Poe Candy filled book ($6.99 retail value) +
  • A Gourmet-Scented Pen (A SMEN, $2.99 retail value)

That would make the retail value of the CUBE @ $44.00 and you only paid $25.00 for your box.

Another month's CUBE may contain:

  • A book ($12 retail value) +
  • A literary/reading themed tee shirt ($15 retail value) +
  •  A cool/unique pad of paper/notebook ($7 retail value) +
  • Jiva Coffee Cubes ($5 retail value) +
  • A Scott Spillman 5x7 Print ($5 retail value)
    That would make the retail value of the CUBE @ $44.00 and you only paid $25.00 for your box.

***Of course, these are just examples to give you an idea of what to expect any given CUBE to look. A LOT of times, each Lit-Cube will have TWO books and then other, themed products, but you will ALWAYS receive a box wit GREAT books & QUALITY products, all hand-picked for readers BY readers!

What We Need to Launch Lit-Cube & What We're Offering to Everyone Who Helps:

  • First and foremost, the funds will go to launch a nice, professional website equipped to handle subscriptions and payments, graphic design, licensing, and promotional materials.
  • Secondly, we need to be able to order printed boxes in bulk as well as other packaging materials. (packaging tape, bubble wrap, printing ink, labels, etc.)
  • Thirdly, we'll be renting an air conditioned storage unit to store product as it arrives. (My house is way too tiny!)
  • The main thing that most of the money raised will go to is simple. Product. BOOKS. Tee shirts. Cool, unique, and some exclusive book-inspired products to fill up the Lit-Cube. In order to keep our costs low, we need to order these items in bulk and that can be quite the chunk of change. 
  • The rest of the money will go toward Kickstarter fees, Amazon processing fees, the gifts & shirts for our funders, shipping, etc.
  • So, what about YOUR PERKS for helping us get on our feet and making our dream a reality? We will be giving away the following items, along with our most sincere appreciation!
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Other Ways You Can Help:

If you can't contribute cash, that doesn't mean you can't do something to help launch the soon-to-be-all-the-rage, Lit-CUBE!

Here are a few ways to help spread the word about this campaign:

  • Tell *all* your book loving friends about Lit-CUBE! Someone out there you know might like to give the first month subscription a try!
  • Give us a shout on via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or anywhere else through social media!
  • Use the KICKSTARTER Share buttons to spread the word!
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From the bottom of my heart & from my indie soul to yours... THANK YOU! 

As of right now, all perks can only be shipped to the US & Canada. Thank you! <3

Risks and challenges

The only major risk we could see at this point is not getting the first few shipments of products in on time to ship out the first Cube in May, so there would be a delay in everyone getting their rewards/Lit-Cubes. BUT we already have made contacts, discussed shipping with authors, publishers, and vendors, so we are fairly confident this won't be a problem.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    LIT-LUCKY BUCK:
    Our most sincerest gratitude, extend we do. On our website, a spot for your name too. Not only will you receive our thanks, but each and every $1 pledge will receive an Ebook!

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    LIT-LIKER:
    Not only our gratitude do we extend, but also a cool Lit-Cube gift for you, our friend. (Every $15 contributor will receive a special thanks on our website & also a surprise gift {surprise gift = 1 of the products that will be featured in the 1st cube!} from Lit-Cube) + lower tier perks.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    LIT-LOVER:
    Our humblest thanks, our sincerest smile. You'll receive the first Lit-Cube pile! (Every $25 contributor will receive the first Lit-Cube when it launches, plus a 2ND COOL FREEBIE.) + all lower tier perks.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    LIT-LEADER:
    Smiles & thanks are all fine & dandy, but you'll get a cool tee for being so handy! (Every $50 contributor will receive an exclusive Lit-Cube tee shirt + the first Lit-Cube box + the $1, $5, & $15 tier perks.)

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    Pledge $52 or more About $52

    LIT-JUST-GIVE-ME-A-2ND-CUBER ;)
    No cuts. No butts. No coconuts. & no tee shirt.
    This is for those of you who just want a cube for two months. (& a freebie gift in the first cube!) We get it. & we'll make it happen! :)

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    LIT-LOANER:
    A wonderful friend, a pal through and through. A Lit-CUBE box for you and a friend too! (A lit-Loaner will not only receive the first Lit-Cube, but so will a friend of your choice. You will also receive an exclusive tee + 2 free gifts.) the $1, $5, & $15 tier perks

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    LIT-LEGEND:
    Thanks to you we're funding our dream, a three month subscription makes you part of the team! (All $100 contributors will receive a subscription to Lit-Cube for three months, the $1, $5, & $15 tier perks.)

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    LIT-LOTHARIO:
    You sexy beast, you. You make dreams come true. Six months of awesome book geekery is the least we can do. (Each $200 contributor will receive a subscription to Lit-Cube for six months, plus the $1, $5, & $15 tier perks.)

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    LIT-LUMINARY:
    You literary light, shining in every corner and nook... add to 6 months of Lit-Cube & three awesome books! (Every Lit Luminary will receive a subscription to Lit-Cube for 6 months + 3 surprise paperback/hardcover books [you pick the genres] plus the $1, $5, & $15 tier perks!)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    LIT-LEVIATHAN:
    Your generosity, your vision, it strikes glee into our hearts. We don't know how to thank you, but perhaps 12 months of Lit-Cube is a good place to start. (The Lit Leviathan will receive a one year subscription to Lit-Cube, and a trilogy of paperback/hardcover books of their choice.) plus the $1, $5, & $15 tier perks

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    LIT-LORD & MASTER:
    We bow down, we grovel, we lift up our hands in praise. All hail the Lit Lord & Master, our god of the up-and-coming Lit-Cube craze! (The Lit Lord & Master will receive an exclusive Lit-Cube tee for (2), a 12 month subscription to Lit-Cube for (2), a trilogy of paperback/hardcover books of your choice for (2). Plus the $1, $5, & $15 tier perks.)

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