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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GRATITUDE is a witty and wide-ranging compendium of things to be grateful for.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GRATITUDE is a witty and wide-ranging compendium of things to be grateful for.
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Until May 28th, you can pre-order the book here on Kickstarter and get some great rewards, including: adding the name(s) of those you’re grateful for to the Eternal Gratitude credits in the book.

Honor Someone You're Grateful For

Honor those you're grateful for by putting their names in the Encyclopedia of Gratitude. Choose the name(s) you want to appear in the book credits when you pledge $100 (one name), $200 (two names), $300 (three names), or $400 (four names). 

With each name, you will also be able to say why you're grateful for that person. It can be something simple, a sentence or two.

This is a limited-time offer. Once it closes, I'll contact you to ask which name(s) should appear in Eternal Gratitude credits of the book. 

The Printed Book

I'm aiming for a paper-over-boards hardcover with a color interior on quality paper at a trim size of around 8.5x11. The first edition will contain 365 entries (one for every day of the year).

Web, iPad, and Kindle

In addition to the printed book, there will be three digital versions:

  • Free HTML-based web edition of the book (the online edition might not have all the content in the paid versions). 
  • An edition specifically made for the Kindle.
  • An edition specifically made for the iPad (which will include video).

I'll be doing considerable work on crafting the experiences on all these devices. The same care and attention to detail in the physical book will also be brought to these digital editions. 

Online

There are now 125 entries (and counting) in the free online edition of the Encyclopedia of Gratitude. New entries are posted daily! The site also allows you to submit your own entries. What are you grateful for?

Funds

Where's this money going? Most of it will go into design, production, and image licensing fees (for the many images that will appear in the book). Additional money will go toward marketing and publicity. Once the iPad and Kindle editions are published, revenue from those versions will fund additional design, production, and marketing for the printed book. 

In the News

Read GOOD magazine's interview with me about the Encyclopedia of Gratitude.

Thanks for your time and consideration! And please pass it on...

Gratefully yours, 

Erich Origen

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    All digital editions of the book (Web-based, iPad, and Kindle), + a signed hardcover first edition of the Encyclopedia of Gratitude + Honor those you're grateful for: TWO names in the back-of-book credits of the Encyclopedia of Gratitude. (NOTE: You can chose the names you want to appear in the book. This is a limited-time offer. Once it closes, I'll contact you to ask which TWO names should appear in the book.)

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    All digital editions of the book (Web-based, iPad, and Kindle), + a signed hardcover first edition of the Encyclopedia of Gratitude + Honor those you're grateful for: FOUR names in the back-of-book credits of the Encyclopedia of Gratitude. (NOTE: You can chose the names you want to appear in the book. This is a limited-time offer. Once it closes, I'll contact you to ask which FOUR names should appear in the book.)

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    All of the above + I'll come to you wherever you are and give a presentation about any of my books, including the Encyclopedia of Gratitude, for your organization, business, or school.

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