The Nook
The Nook

The Nook:

Is a box that will be themed each month with items from small businesses, most will be local. Where each month after The Nook gets on it's feet a percentage of each box sold will go to a different charity organisation here in Australia or in the United States.

May will be the first box. First month's theme will be donor's choice. Choosing the theme of the box is one of the Humanitarian tier incentives.

Why we want to start the project:

We wanted to bring a box to Australia that is different to the ones we have currently. The market here is high on beauty or health food based boxes but nothing other than that really. As avid readers we want to bring something different to the market that everyone could enjoy no matter where you are or who you are.

By creating this project and launching this business we will be able to help support local/small businesses, local/Indie Artesians and even some Unknown/Self-published/ Indie Authors. Showing the world the amazing things smaller businesses and writers have to offer.

That isn’t all that this box will do. We have always wanted to make a difference. Not only will the box make a difference to the smaller business industry but each month percentage of sales will go to a charity organisation based in Australia or the US. Primarily we will focus on charities dealing with Children or Teens and Battered Women. You can help do your part by being a Philanthropic tier backer, 5 donors in this tier pick a charity each who will benefit from one of our monthly donations.

If Philanthropic isn’t the spot for you, you can help us bring brightness to the world by backing another tier, sharing this Kickstarter and becoming a monthly subscription holds.

We know people enjoy getting a parcel every month it is like a holiday on your doorstep and while you enjoy the boxed getaway you can smile and feel good to help give back to the community each month. 


What's in the box?

Goodies:

Every box will include the first 5 on the list the other items will be random each month but each box will contain 6-7 items related to the theme.

-Book geared towards the theme.
-T-Shirt Theme based
-Tea based on theme
-Bookmark
-Themed Accessory (Jewelery, other useable goodies geared to theme)
-Artwork
-Something scented. (Bath goodies or aromatic things like scented melts or scent pearlys)
-Second book
-Signed item
-Edible goodies
-Writing stuff (Pens, Pencils, Stationary or Journals)

Though I have another amazing thing to add to this already amazing box.  Every month 5 lucky subbies will receive extra love from The Nook. 

A second thing of tea based on the theme of the box.

If that isn't Heaven in a box I don't know what is.

Backer incentives and extras:

We at The Nook would like to thank you for your support. We have come up with an incentive system where everyone will get a gift no matter how big or how small the donation. It is our way of saying thank you for all the help and support.

Gifts:
-Helper-$1: Digital Bookmark.
-Contributor- $10: A digital print.
-Giver- $20: dollars bookish item(s)
-Sponsor- $30: Book and book mark
-Alturist- $40: Tea sampler and Bookmark
-Donor-$50: A T-Shirt and tea sampler
-Benefactor-$60: first box free and digital items listed
-Patron- $130: first three boxes free and digital items listed
-Do Gooder- $220: first 6 free and digital items listed
-Good Samaritan- $400: a year free and digital items listed.
-Humanitarian- $450: everything Good Samaritan offers plus the chance to pick one months theme.
-Philanthropic- $600: Everything Humanitarian has to offer plus the option of naming a charity that will benefit from one of the months boxes in the country of Australia or USA. Must be children or battered women's charity.

Added bonuses:

-If this campaign exceeds starting goal by $1000 (6k+1k =$7000) a monthly raffle incentive based on social media will be added.

So when this project is launched and after first box is out be sure to snap a picture and add it to your social media platform of choice or do a review.This will get you into the running for a special second mini mystery box. You won't know if you won until the mystery box appears along with your Nook.

-If this campaign exceeds starting goal by $2500 (6k+2500=$8500) ONE lucky subscriber each month will receive a Bountiful Box. This box will contain all the normal box stuff PLUS awesome mystery extras catered to theme and one mini mystery box winner.

-If this campaign exceeds starting goal by $3600 (6k+3600 =$9600) ONE lucky subscriber each month will receive a Bountiful Box. This box will contain all the normal box stuff PLUS awesome mystery extras catered to theme and TWO mini mystery box winners will be chosen.

-If this campaign exceeds starting goal by $4800 (6k+4800=$10800) Two lucky subscribers each month will receive a Bountiful Box. This box will contain all the normal box stuff PLUS awesome mystery extras catered to theme and ONE mini mystery box winner.

-If this campaign exceeds starting goal by $6000 (6k+6k =$12000) Two lucky subscribers each month will receive a Bountiful Box. This box will contain all the normal box stuff PLUS awesome mystery extras catered to theme and Two mini mystery box winners.

-If this campaign exceeds starting goal by $8000 (6k+8k =$14000) Two lucky subscribers each month will receive a Bountiful Box. This box will contain all the normal box stuff PLUS awesome mystery extras catered to theme and Two mini mystery box winners. PLUS add on option of purchasing a mini mystery box while supplies last.

-If this campaign exceeds starting goal by $10,000 (6k+10k =$16000) Two lucky subscribers each month will receive a Bountiful Box. This box will contain all the normal box stuff PLUS awesome mystery extras catered to theme and Two mini mystery box winners. PLUS add on option of purchasing a mini mystery box while supplies last or purchasing a Bountiful Box one off while supplies last.

Extra:
If you can't support monetarily share this Kickstarter by all means to enter yourself in a raffle to win two free months. (Disclaimer: Three winners. To only occur when project is funded.)

Getting started.

Pick the time of your subscription!

-Buy and Try: This is a one off single box only with no renewal.
-Monthly: Renewed every month.
-Quarterly: Renewed every three months.
-Six Monthly: Renewed every six months.
-Yearly: Renewed every twelve months.

If Goal stretch number SIX is met:
-So Mysterious: This is one off purchase of the Mystery Mini box. (While supplies last)

If Goal stretch number SEVEN is met:
-Book Bounty: This is a one off purchase of the Bountiful Box. (While supplies last)


Get a box full of relaxing goodies every month, or subscribe for a friend. It's the perfect gift for yourself or someone else!

Waiting Game.

Wait for parcel to arrive while you do spread the word about The Nook. Once the postman knocks on the door, dive in and fall in love instantly! We know you will!

What this kickstarter will help us with.

-Get a website.
-Printed boxes and other packaging materials.
-The bulk of funds raised will go to Product. BOOKS. Tees. Teas. Bookish things.
-Marketing
-The rest of the money will go towards Kickstarter fees, processing fees, the gifts, shipping and more.


How you can help.


If you can't contribute by monetary means, that doesn't mean you can't do something to help jump-start this amazing project the first of its kind in Australia.

Here are a few ways to help spread the news about The Nook:

Tell your friends about The Nook!

Give us a shout on via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram or anywhere else through social media!

Use the KICKSTARTER Share buttons to spread the book love!

Someone out there you know might like to give the first month subscription a try! 


Risks and challenges

Like every new business there are kinks here and there. From shipping times; to product delays. Tea and book rewards might be small delay as we would need to be shipped the items then in turn, we would need to ship gifts to backers.

Though The Nook will strive to meet our goal every month and have everything in 2 weeks before shipment date. The only box that might have complications is the first box. Hopefully not as we will get in contact with vendors as soon as we hit the starting goal mark and first box will be shipped in Mid to end April, so it will arrive in May. Making it May the month of our first every Nook box. YAY!

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