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The team at Bookcase Australia are passionate about literature and are excited to share the diverse talent of Australian authors and artists! We are a small 3-person team of driven publishing professionals working in all sectors of the industry: 


Jordan Meek

Director of Bookcase Australia, Bookseller and Freelance Editor.



Melissa Coates

Creative Director of Bookcase Australia, Graphic Designer at Kaligraphic Print, and Illustrator and Owner of The Little Inkery.



Sarah Ambrose

Editorial Officer at Bookcase Australia, Sales Assistant at HarperCollins and Freelance Editor.



We are proud to launch Bookcase Australia - a literary subscription box. A literary subscription box is a box filled with one new release title and a number of bookish inspired treats. The contents are always a mystery, and only the theme will be revealed, with maybe a hint or two leading up to shipment. These items change box-to-box depending on the book and overall theme chosen, and will be sourced from local artists and creators. We want to represent our country’s diversity and skill, as well as delve into relevant and meaningful topics across all areas of literature. After this campaign we intend to release a box including a book and goodies on a quarterly basis, (once every three months). Watch our video below to see an example box! (NOTE: This is NOT the 'Fateful Fantasy' box). 

 



We are running this campaign to help fund our very first box: Fateful Fantasy. This box features a debut Australian author and a minimum of three bookish treats inspired by the theme ‘Fateful Fantasy’. This Australian story captivated us from the very first chapter and we are so excited to share it with you! Alongside this tale of epic proportions are some delightful literary gifts. Our Creative Director, Mel, is busy sketching up some ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired bookmarks, postcards and art prints to accompany a minimum of three extra surprises in the box! 



(Example of Mel's designs. NOTE: This will not be in the 'Fateful Fantasy' box, but a similar design will be)

 

Our box will be launching in October 2017, allowing for ample time between the end of the campaign and ordering our first set of boxes, books and theme-related gifts to packaging them up and getting them out to you! This is a limited edition box; sales will close at the end of this campaign. 

 

Why should you contribute?

 

  • You'll get bookish-themed gifts delivered straight to your door!
  • You'll receive the first box of what Bookcase has to offer!
  • You'll be supporting Australian authors and artists alike!

 

How can you help?

 

First off, if you have already contributed to our campaign, we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! You are a true gem and we are forever grateful for your contribution. If you would like to continue to show your support and keep up with our progress, try these:

 

  • Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Check out our website and blog
  • Subscribe to our monthly newsletter Bookcase Bites
  • Share our campaign on any and all social media platforms!
  • Tell your friends, family, neighbours, co-workers and friendly local baristas about us

How The Funds Will Be Used

The funds raised will go towards:


  • Branded ‘Bookcase Australia’ postage boxes: quoted at $1200
  • Bookcase Products: estimated cost of $1250
  • Bookcase contingency funds: $250 (to ensure we have funds to rectify any mishaps we didn’t realise to budget for)
  • Administration costs: $300


The Challenges

Reaching our target goal is definitely a big challenge, but it's not the only one. There are a number of obstacles with the launch of any new product:

 

  • Complications with suppliers
  • Arranging timely and affordable postage options
  • Issues with sourcing new content for each box
  • Sticking to a production schedule 
  • Unforeseeable issues that arise within daily business tasks

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AU$10 +Virtual gratitudeThank you so much for your pledge! It means the world to us. For $10 you'll get our eternal gratitude by being featured on our website 'thank you' page.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
AU$20 +Bite-sized BookcaseThank you so much for pledging to our cause!! In this reward you will receive a bite-sized taste into Bookcase products with: - our eternal gratitude on our website 'thank you' page - a ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired bookmark - a ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired postcard - a ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired A5 print designed by Mel
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$35 +Bookcase Taste-TesterWow, you're a star!! We cannot thank you enough for this pledge! In this reward you'll receive: - our eternal gratitude on our website 'thank you' page - one ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired bookmark - one ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired postcard - one ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired A5 print - one ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired A3 poster
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$50 +Fateful FantasyYou're our hero! By pledging for this reward you will receive: - our eternal gratitude on our website 'thank you' page - our very first book box 'Fateful Fantasy' which INCLUDES: - one new release title by an Australian author - a 'Fateful Fantasy' inspired bookmark - a 'Fateful Fantasy' inspired A5 print - a 'Fateful Fantasy' inspired postcard - a ‘Fateful Fantasy’ inspired A3 poster - two specially crafted and curated picks inspired by the book, exclusive to this box!
45 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$100 +The Bookcase ExperienceYou're incredible! Thank you!! For this reward you'll receive: - The chance to attend a live Q&A with the author* PLUS: - our eternal gratitude on our website 'thank you' page - one Fateful Fantasy box with all your goodies included! (see above for contents) *Details TBC
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2018
AU$150 +Let's Unpack: A Bookcase PodcastWhat a generous contribution! For $150 you'll receive: - the chance to live out your inner dreams of talking about books with bookish people on our podcast: Let's Unpack!* PLUS: -our eternal gratitude on our website 'thank you' page - one Fateful Fantasy box (with limited edition SIGNED COPIES) - see above for contents - the chance to attend a live Q&A with the author (see above for details) *One guest speaker per episode. Podcasts are released every 3 months to coincide with the box release.
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$200 +All GoneA Commissioned ArtworkThis is amazing! We can’t thank you enough! For $200 you'll receive: - one commissioned original A3 artwork by Mel in either watercolour or ink based* Plus: - our eternal gratitude on our website 'thank you' page - one ‘Fateful Fantasy’ box with signed copies (see above for contents) - the chance to live out your inner dreams of talking about books with bookish people on our podcast: Let’s Unpack (see above for details) *Content to be agreed upon on a case-to-case basis.
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017