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We're working to get those notebooks out

It's been a wild couple of months. We can't begin to thank our backers enough. Four hundred seven. That's how many amazing folks helped us more than double our funding goal. It's been a week since the Kickstarter campaign ended, and we're still trying to process how inspired and ambitious that makes us feel. Now comes the fun part. Notebooks are going into production this week. Pencils and stickers are on their way. And shipping plans are in the works. Along with three variations of the Pocket Staple, production will also begin on Supply Kit Edition Notebook 001, which will be distributed to close to 1000 storytellers enrolled in tutoring and writing programs with our partner organizations.  Some folks are already...

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The Kickstarter Campaign for the Pocket Staple notebook is almost here

We’re really excited to get our notebooks out there, and to start shipping Supply Kits to our partner organizations. But we’re going to need your help. Here’s the thing; we’re not asking you to donate money to our cause. Our cause is to sell a product that you’ll want to buy and use, and with each purchase you make, we’ll send a Supply Kit to a kid with a story to tell. That's why we're using Kickstarter. We do want you to give us money, but only in return for some really great notebooks and extras you're dying to get your hands on.  Here’s what we are asking: Stay tuned for when the Kickstarter campaign goes live. Don’t worry we’ll...

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Strong enough to hold big ideas. Small enough to fit in your pocket

Hello friends:   Just wanted to update all of you on the status of Story Supply Co. Things are happening, and they’re happening fast. Last week we finalized all the manufacturing details and put a small order in for our launch product, the “Pocket Staple” notebook. We’ll be sharing this little guy with reviewers and others we hope will help us spread the word like many of you already have been doing. The Pocket Staple will also be the reward if you referred at least 10 people to the email signup. Which reminds me. The referral campaign is only going to run for about another week. So, if you were waiting to make one final push, now’s a great time to...

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Paper is Better

Wow! Let us start by saying you are amazing. We’re only a week into the prelaunch campaign and you've already done more than we could ask for.  You've liked us on Facebook, mentioned and retweeted us on Twitter, and you’ve tumbled with us on Tumblr. The signups from your referrals just keep coming too. Thank you so much. In this first week we’ve connected with many people who have an interest in the future of Story Supply Co. We’ve also received support from some great folks who are making high quality, craft goods right here in the U.S.A. For example, check out these cool Twist Bullet Pencils Jon Fontane makes at Metal Shop. This week we also added 826 Chicago to our list of Supply Kit donation partners. The start of this journey...

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We're launching something awesome

I’d like to tell you about a new adventure I am embarking on. Sometimes, we get an idea that feels like it could become something big. These ideas come at seemingly random times, like while you’re driving or waiting in line to pay for groceries. You may worry that idea in your hand like a stone for a day or two, and then, it simply fades away. Writers and artists have these moments all the time. I suspect people in other fields do as well. But sometimes, you get an idea that seems to capture who you really are. It’s an idea that keeps you up at night. It’s an idea that gets you scribbling in a notebook, or making...

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