This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, January 14 2019 6:02 PM UTC +00:00.
TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR PHONE AND PICK UP A (small) BOOK!!!
People are reading more than ever right now. The question is, "What are we reading?" If you are like us, you can only take so much social media and online journalism. Mouse Books offer a convenient alternative to reading on your phone: a phone-sized book.
Mouse Books is literature for a mobile lifestyle. Our books are approachable, carefully curated, beautiful, and durable enough to go with you anywhere. They don’t ring, buzz, vibrate, need batteries, and the screens never break.
HOW IT WORKS
STEP 1 - Subscribe and get a year of Mouse Books delivered right to your door.
STEP 3 - Enjoy literature without having to cart around huge books.
We launched last year on Kickstarter, and in Season 1 we grew the Mouse Book Club to 40+ countries and all 50 states, shipping 30,000+ books!!! Mouse is back for Season 2 and we feel we have made nearly every aspect of the reading experience better!
Mouse Books are carefully crafted to optimize the reading experience in a very compact format. When you are working at a small scale, every detail matters.
Mouse encourages you to make connections between what you're reading and the larger world. This starts with the books we pick. Each quarter, the Mouse editorial team selects full texts, excerpts, short stories, speeches, poetry and more built around a theme. Together they form a conversation around an important topic: a literary playlist.
THIS YEAR :
KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: FOUNDERS EDITION
On the morning we first thought of the Mouse Books idea, the VERY FIRST book we tested was The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane. As a special offer for the Season 2 campaign, we've created a limited Founders Edition of this book and will mail you a copy IMMEDIATELY when you make a pledge. This book is not for sale and available only to people who back this campaign.
Get the first 15 Mouse Books in a sweet box set. Authors included are: Herman Melville, Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Niccolò Machiavelli, Jonathan Swift, Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Andrew Marvell, John Donne, Charlotte Bronte, Gustave Flaubert, Homer, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, and Thomas Paine.
MOUSE BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!!!!!
Since starting Mouse Books, the number one comment we receive from people is, "I think this is really cool, BUT I KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD LOVE THIS!" If you back the Season 2 campaign at the gift subscription level by December 19th we will guarantee delivery of a GIVING Series 3-Pack with custom gift card by Christmas.
MOUSE READER REVIEWS
"I love small things that are beautifully made." Clarissa in San Antonio
"I was reading the Murders in the Rue Morgue and another passenger was so very intrigued by the Mouse Book, I had to give it to them. It was the most wonderful idea, they were very happy. But now, I wanna finish reading it for myself. What are the steps to ordering another copy?" Joel in Austin (we gave him another copy...)
"“I am once again smitten with literature. This new medium (Mouse Books) offers a unique approach, an engaging appeal to consider, to ponder." Tim in Portland
“I LOVE being a member of the Mouse Club!! I smile every time I see my card in my wallet.... mostly because I think about what an amazing thing you’ve done. Experiencing the written word tactically is not only irreplaceable and difficult to articulate, but it is vital we read, caress and FEEL the power the written word possesses. We have strayed so far!!” Kelly in Walla Walla
"Congratulations on an awesome year of books! I love the surprise in this shipment and it's a great way to showcase the year. Looking forward to year 2!" J in Collinsville, OK
We are obsessed with making these books extremely high-quality. We've partnered with one of the great printers in the USA, eDOC Communications from Mount Prospect, Illinois, to bring Mouse Books to life. And since our printing partner is local to our Chicago-based team, we know our quality standards are upheld during every print run.
If you are NEW to Mouse Books, THANK YOU for making it through the whole description! We sincerely hope you subscribe!!!
If you are returning to Mouse for another year, THANK YOU for believing in this project! We look forward to continually working hard to make your Mouse Book Club experience better and better.
Risks and challenges
Mouse Books is, in our estimation, a very low-risk project. We have two major costs: printing and shipping. We have a keen understanding of both. In the last year, we have printed and shipped tens-of-thousands of books. If we hit our funding threshold we will be able to fulfill one year of quarterly shipments to all subscribers, and print/fulfill all 3-pack orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter