UPDATE: New stretch goal rewards, including Edgar Allan Poe booze books and Sherlock Holmes playing cards:
Give the gift of joy, make it a Booze Book by Bender Bound
We are designing a new set of booze books starting with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Each book comes complete with an imported glass flask hidden inside. Now you can be one of the first to get your hands on these reimagined classics. Huzzah!
We launched our first Kickstater campaign a few years ago and it was a huge success! Not only did we surpass our campaign goal by 533%, we also received some incredible press along the way:
Our booze books were even featured on the TODAY Show!
We have since repurposed thousands of books by hand from our shop in Brooklyn.
Unfortunately, demand has outpaced our means of production leading us to look for new ways to make booze books while still maintaining the quality our customers have come to expect.
Now we finally have a plan to catapult Bender Bound into the 21st Century and we could use your help turning our boozy dreams into a reality.
Step 1 involved convincing the esteemed graphic designer Jude Landry to create a custom cover and spine for us. We think Jude really knocked it out of the park:
Step 2 required us to find a savvy manufacturer that shared our vision for the future of booze books. Again, mission accomplished.
Now we have arrived at Step 3, raising funds for our first production run. That's where you come in!
Starting with a pledge of $24 or more (Early Bird Special), you will receive one of these literary masterpieces:
Booze books make the perfect gift for any occasion, including:
- Father's Day / Mother's Day
- Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa
- Groomsmen gifts / Bridesmaids gifts
- Wedding presents
- Got a job / Lost a job
- Baby showers
- And of course, a gift to yourself for just being you
Here are the remaining steps to our plan for getting one of these reimagined classics into your hands:
- July- Tooling
- August- Samples / Fine tuning
- September- Make those books!
- November- Ship books to us
- December- Ship books to you!
- January- Activate evil robot army. Oh wait, sorry, wrong campaign...
Thank you for your time and support!
Risks and challenges
This is our first time making books from scratch, so inevitably there will be some minor issues along the way. However, we are very confident in the folks we partnered with. And in the end we are not exactly designing space lasers here, just booze books, so that should help keep things simple. Although space lasers would be cool...
In terms of shipping, yarrrr, 'tis a dangerous sea. Sometimes shipping containers go overboard. Sometimes boats get lost in the Bermuda Triangle. Sometimes mighty sea creatures threaten your booty. We just can't control what happens on the ocean (unless we had space lasers, of course).
But seriously, we have painstakingly researched every aspect of our plan in order to avoid any delays and we have complete faith that we will be able to ship on time and maybe even a little bit ahead of time (jinx!).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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