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The Call Me Ishmael Phone is a novel way for readers to celebrate and discover great books.
537 backers pledged $23,784 to help bring this project to life.
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    PART OF THE STORY
    Your name on the longest hand-typed thank-you note ever. The note will be composed on our signature continuous paper. If we're successfully funded, we'll publish a video about it at the end of the campaign and send you a link.

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    TEXT FROM ISHMAEL
    Ishmael will text you a personalized book recommendation and add your name to the world's longest hand-typed thank you note.

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    LIQUID & LITERATURE
    Start your day the way Melville started his masterpiece. In addition to this coffee mug, you'll be included on the world's longest hand-typed thank you note.

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    YOUR NEXT GREAT READ
    We'll mail you one of the hundreds of books featured in Ishmael's video library. Inside the book you'll find a personalized reading list written out on a napkin (see campaign video), and a surprise or two. We'll also include your name on the world's longest hand-typed thank you note.

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    TYPEWRITER T-SHIRT
    A Call Me Ishmael t-shirt inspired by the instruction manual of our trusty Royal Deluxe typewriter. You'll also be included on the world's longest hand-typed thank you note.

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    FIRST ACCESS TO THE SECOND FLEET OF PHONES
    (PLUS A BOOK, MUG, OR T-SHIRT)

    We want our backers to be the first people to experience these phones.

    This perk gets you a book, a mug or a t-shirt, and it also puts you (or a literary venue that you name) at the front of the line for the option to rent or buy Phones #11, #12, #13, and so on. We'll fulfill this perk in the order received.

    For clarity:
    Due to the dynamics of purchasing parts in bulk, media streaming costs and a few other variables, we can't name an exact price point for a CMI Phone at this time. However, our carefully calculated projections put the full package (phone, batteries, stand and service) at $600-$1000 to own, or $50-$60/month to rent.

    Our campaign goal is to create & distribute the first ten Phones (aka "The First Fleet"). If that happens, we'll be in a position to quickly create many more Phones (aka "The Second Fleet") in early or mid 2016. If you back us at this level, you'll have access to those Phones first, you'll be included on the world's longest hand-typed thank you note, and we'll send you a book, mug or t-shirt!

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    COMBO PACK
    We'll send you a book, mug and a t-shirt (see descriptions above). We'll also include your name in the world's longest hand-typed thank you note.

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    A STORY
    (PLUS A BOOK, MUG OR T-SHIRT)
    Steph and/or Logan (your pick!) will hop on Facetime and read you a children's story.

    ...or...

    Steph and Logan will transcribe your voicemail about a book, make a video and share it with you in a special YouTube playlist that will feature stories from backers. We'll mail you the transcript, fresh out of our vintage Royal Deluxe typewriter and your choice of a book, mug or t-shirt.

    Either option will land your name on the the world's longest hand-typed thank you note.

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    CHAPTER CRITIQUE
    Literary agent Lucy Carson (Friedrich Agency), will read and critique a chapter of the book you're writing.

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    FULL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE
    Literary agent Lucy Carson (Friedrich Agency), will read and critique the full manuscript of the book you're writing.

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    PART OF THE CREW - OWN A PHONE FROM THE FIRST FLEET
    (PHONES #2, 3, 4...9, 10)
    Your venue will receive one of the first Call Me Ishmael Phones in early 2016. This package will include one Phone, two rechargeable batteries, one Phone stand and free shipping (~$1,000 value). We'll also transcribe and share a total of five bookish stories for you and your staff.

    We hope to launch the first fleet of Phones with style. If you join us at this level, you'll be featured regularly as we develop more Phones, and we'll forever think of you and your venue as part of the CMI crew. You'll also be featured towards the top of the world's longest hand-typed thank you note.

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    FIRST MATE - OWN THE FIRST PHONE

    Our hero! We will ship you the very first Call Me Ishmael Phone. The package will include two long-lasting batteries and a stand for your Phone. We'll also transcribe and share ten bookish stories for you and your team.

    As First Mate, you'll be the most prominently referenced venue as this story continues to unfold.

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