Talking Book is creating Indie Lit Audiobooks
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patrons
Talking Book is a non-profit audiobook publishing house located in the misty mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. It is our continued hope to record and publish the best literary works by innovative writers.

In a nutshell: After you pledge to our Patreon, Talking Book can then make more audiobooks. This helps independent literature, the seeing impaired, people with dyslexia and ADHD, the elderly and THE HUMAN RACE! 

WE ARE AN AUDIOBOOK PUBLISHER OF INDEPENDENT LITERATURE
 

So that’s our mission, but what's it all mean? For starters:

1. We believe literature inspires empathy in humans (and it's also really cool).
2. Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing, and get more stories in front of new people (not to mention people with dyslexia and the seeing imparied).
3. There are tons of amazing, weird, awesome books with little to no representation in audio.
4. There is a rich, literary history in audiobooks and the spoken word. We want to bring that back.

Anyway, we all know audiobooks start with writers and print publishers, but who are our people?

Melville HouseGraywolf PressTin HouseNew DirectionsCatapultCoffee House PressRare Bird and Tyrant Books to name a few.

"As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works.” - The Atlantic

So we at Talking Book are doing our best to publish the best literature in audio, and working with the rebels of book publishing.

The world needs independent presses, and now we think it needs an independent audiobook house.

The Talking Book family (from left to right) Max, Kris Hartrum, Dani Harris, Woody (hiding infant) & Dave Burr.

With the money you generously donate we're going to produce a catalog of new audiobooks right here in Asheville, NC. This money will ensure that even more writers get their work in front of new eyes and ears. It also helps us run a pretty cool magazine, and a podcast too. 

This literary endeavor also continues to grow a new community of artists, writers, actors, audio engineers and book lovers in Western North Carolina. Come visit us for real!

Thank you so much from the bottom of our bloody hearts. Stay tuned for updates!

Forever yours,
The Talking Book Gang

Tiers
A free audiobook + we love you
$3 or more per month
We'll send you any of our audiobooks. 
3 free audiobooks + tote bag
$5 or more per month
We'll send you two free audiobooks of your choice! Just reach out to us and let us know your title choices. Plus, we'll send you a badass Talking Book tote bag 
Audiobook subscription + a shout-out
$10 or more per month
We'll send you one of our audiobooks per month, every month. How badass is that? Just hit us up and let us know when you'd like us to start sending you audiobooks. 
Audiobook Sub + Shout-out on Podcast
$25 or more per month
We'll send you our new books whenever they come out forever and ever. Plus, our you get a mention on our podcast! 
Audiobooks + Original Art
$50 or more per month
We send you a book a month, plus a shout-out on the podcast, plus our art director Dani Harris (@bittyme on instagram) will make you an original piece of art! 
Audiobooks, t-shirt, art
$100 or more per month
We'll send you all our books, also marry me? We get married.
Goals
15 of 1500 patrons
When we reach our goal number of patrons, Talking Book will be able to produce even more audiobooks every month, and have authors come stay in our studio to record in Asheville, North Carolina. 
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Talking Book is a non-profit audiobook publishing house located in the misty mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. It is our continued hope to record and publish the best literary works by innovative writers.

In a nutshell: After you pledge to our Patreon, Talking Book can then make more audiobooks. This helps independent literature, the seeing impaired, people with dyslexia and ADHD, the elderly and THE HUMAN RACE! 

WE ARE AN AUDIOBOOK PUBLISHER OF INDEPENDENT LITERATURE
 

So that’s our mission, but what's it all mean? For starters:

1. We believe literature inspires empathy in humans (and it's also really cool).
2. Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing, and get more stories in front of new people (not to mention people with dyslexia and the seeing imparied).
3. There are tons of amazing, weird, awesome books with little to no representation in audio.
4. There is a rich, literary history in audiobooks and the spoken word. We want to bring that back.

Anyway, we all know audiobooks start with writers and print publishers, but who are our people?

Melville HouseGraywolf PressTin HouseNew DirectionsCatapultCoffee House PressRare Bird and Tyrant Books to name a few.

"As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works.” - The Atlantic

So we at Talking Book are doing our best to publish the best literature in audio, and working with the rebels of book publishing.

The world needs independent presses, and now we think it needs an independent audiobook house.

The Talking Book family (from left to right) Max, Kris Hartrum, Dani Harris, Woody (hiding infant) & Dave Burr.

With the money you generously donate we're going to produce a catalog of new audiobooks right here in Asheville, NC. This money will ensure that even more writers get their work in front of new eyes and ears. It also helps us run a pretty cool magazine, and a podcast too. 

This literary endeavor also continues to grow a new community of artists, writers, actors, audio engineers and book lovers in Western North Carolina. Come visit us for real!

Thank you so much from the bottom of our bloody hearts. Stay tuned for updates!

Forever yours,
The Talking Book Gang

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Tiers
A free audiobook + we love you
$3 or more per month
We'll send you any of our audiobooks. 
3 free audiobooks + tote bag
$5 or more per month
We'll send you two free audiobooks of your choice! Just reach out to us and let us know your title choices. Plus, we'll send you a badass Talking Book tote bag 
Audiobook subscription + a shout-out
$10 or more per month
We'll send you one of our audiobooks per month, every month. How badass is that? Just hit us up and let us know when you'd like us to start sending you audiobooks. 
Audiobook Sub + Shout-out on Podcast
$25 or more per month
We'll send you our new books whenever they come out forever and ever. Plus, our you get a mention on our podcast! 
Audiobooks + Original Art
$50 or more per month
We send you a book a month, plus a shout-out on the podcast, plus our art director Dani Harris (@bittyme on instagram) will make you an original piece of art! 
Audiobooks, t-shirt, art
$100 or more per month
We'll send you all our books, also marry me? We get married.