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Penny Magic PressBy Penny Magic Press
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Penny Magic PressBy Penny Magic Press
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$1,656
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47
backers
25days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 21 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

We began Penny Magic Press last year as a way to tell stories to delight readers through our website, pennymagic.co, and our podcast, the Penny Magic podcast. Now, we're ready to take our first ten stories and publish them in print.

Fairytales for Grown-Ups is a volume of ten fictional short stories to delight readers and bring you into new worlds, telling tales like: a mermaid taking her gap year on land, a string of mysterious deaths in a small town, a flood that sweeps through the suburbs stirring up memories, and more. All ten stories in Fairytales for Grown-Ups are written and ready to be printed.

What You Are Getting

Each of our rewards is designed with readers in mind—bookmarks to keep your place, a secret story postcard to bring delight to your mailbox, and the chance to participate in the process by having your name in the book, a shoutout on the podcast, or the power to choose a character name in our upcoming Vol. 3 or 4. Shipping is included in the price of each rewards tier, so the price you see is the price you pay. 

What You Are Supporting

You are helping readers read more and writers write more. We know reading is important to you, and that’s why we value your support in this project. Your financial support will go towards the costs of producing and printing this book, as well as shipping it to you, our readers. Higher rewards tiers are designed to let you be an advocate for reading to your friends and family with additional copies of the book. See below for a breakdown of our costs.  

What’s Next? 

We just finished publishing the stories of Vol. 2: A World of Our Own on our website and via our podcast. In the fall of 2019, we'll be publishing Vol. 3 online with another set of ten short stories around a theme. We dream of bringing these volumes to print in the future as well...and many more books after them! 

About Penny Magic Press

Penny Magic Press is run by husband-and-wife team Matt and Natalie Mills. Finding themselves full of short stories with nowhere to publish them, they decided to fill the need themselves by starting pennymagic.co, a short story anthology website and podcast. Right now, Penny Magic Press focuses on publishing volumes of ten short stories over ten weeks around a specific theme, such as Fairytales for Grown-Ups! In the future, we hope to expand by bringing on new writers and publishing standalone novels, serials, and more.

Risks and challenges

This is a low-risk project. The stories are written, the pages are typeset, and we have a proof copy of the book sitting on our shelf that reminds us why we love doing this work. We are ready to go to the printer as soon as we reach our funding.

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    Basic Book

    No frills. The paperback book, delivered August 2019, plus a complimentary mini story bookmark as our gift to you. One of four bookmark designs will be chosen for you at random and included with your book.

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    Story Hoarder

    If there is a story, you want to hear it, know it, and be able to quote with your friends the next time you hang out. Get the book and all four designs of the mini story bookmarks. Plus, get a secret story postcard sent to your mailbox sometime this year—an exclusive story just for backers at this tier and above.

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    Patron of the Arts

    You and the Medicis; you’re like this. 🤞Not only are you funding this work—you are opening the door to more stories, authors, and books in the future. Be listed in the print book as one of our patrons, plus get a second copy of the book to give to a friend, as well as the rewards from the tiers above.

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    All Powerful Book-Giver

    Be the best kind of friend—a friend who gives books. Fairytales for Grown-Ups is a great birthday, holiday, or graduation gift. It also works to say “Thank you,” “Congratulations,” or “Sorry I lost that last book you lent me, but here’s one to make up for it.” Get a total of four books with this tier and a Penny Magic pin. Plus get a special shoutout on a podcast in Vol. 3 as someone who is making a difference to help readers read more and writers write more.

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    • Paperback copy of Fairytales for Grown-Ups
    • Secret story postcard sent to your address
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    Cast a Character

    If a rose by any other name wouldn’t smell as sweet, then you hold the power to change the destiny of one of our characters in Vol. 3 or 4. Your name or the name of your choice will be used as a character in our upcoming volumes, plus you will receive all of the above rewards tiers. (Chosen names can be creative and fun, but CANNOT include any strong language or profanity.)

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    • Paperback copy of Fairytales for Grown-Ups
    • Secret story postcard sent to your address
    • All 4 mini story bookmarks
    • Your name listed in the back of the book with our thanks
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