The Bare It For Books Campaign

To produce a sexy, classy, 2014 calendar featuring well-known Canadian authors in the nearly-nude. Bare It For Books: Because reading has always been sexy!
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Bare It For Books
Writing
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
1 Team Member

The Bare It For Books campaign is on a mission: a mission to show the world exactly how exciting and funny and yes, SEXY Canadian literature can be. To do this, we've teamed up with a host of well-known Canadian authors who are passionate enough to bare it all in the name of literature!


With their help, we are going to produce a 2014 calendar featuring 12 prominent Canadian authors in classy, nearly-nude poses. The calendar will be sexy and cheeky and lots of fun all at the same time. We want to raise awareness of our authors and the contributions they've made to the Canadian literary landscape, and give back to our literary community all at the same time. We want to get people reading. We want to get people talking about books. And here are the wonderful authors who are going to help us do it!

Angie Abdou – Ms. January
Trevor Cole – Mr. February
Farzana Doctor – Ms. March
Dave Bidini – Mr. April
Miranda Hill – Ms. May
Steven Heighton - Mr. June
Yasuko Thanh – Ms. July
Terry Fallis – Mr. August
Sachiko Murakami – Ms. September
Vincent Lam – Mr. October
Saleema Nawaz – Ms. November
Yann Martel – Mr. December

With cover illustration done by Sarah Leavitt

We're Allegra and Amanda, two friends who are passionate about Canadian literature. Give us a good book and a piece of pie and we're pretty much set -- and we'd like to spread the love.


All proceeds from the sale of our 2014 calendar will be donated to PEN Canada. Literature isn't just a fun way to pass the time; it's important. Our books tell us many things about our culture, our times, and the spaces in which we live. They bring joy, reprieve and hope to people day after day, all throughout the year. They are also a wonderful reminder of the fact that we live in a country where freedom of expression is encouraged; where our authors can bare themselves on the page without fear of persecution. We'd like to highlight this by donating the proceeds from calendar sales to PEN Canada, who campaign for the right to freedom of expression all over the world. What better way, ultimately, to celebrate the contributions of our authors than by creating a calendar that reminds us, every day, of the wonderful Canadian books that grace our collective shelves?

 

What We Need & What You Get

We are aiming to raise $20,000 with our Indiegogo campaign -- this will cover printing and production costs, and allow us to get the calendars out to you. Many people have already made gifts of their time to the campaign, and we owe a great deal to their skills and expertise. To honour them (and sell calendars!) we want to ensure that the finished product is as professional as can be. The money raised from this campaign will go a long way towards helping us acheive this. 

 

The Impact

Canada has a great literary culture and a great reputation on the literary stage, but all too often this same literature of ours is branded as stodgy and boring. Yet this is so very much not the case!  Our literature is hilarious. It's heartbreaking. And yes, it is most definitely hot stuff. We want to create a keepsake for people that will remind them of this, and hopefully fan the flames of literary love.
 

Other Ways You Can Help

There are so many ways that you can help us with this campaign. Click on the Indiegogo share tools to help spread the word about the campaign. Feel like talking our project up at a party? Go right ahead! Want to take part in a mailing extravaganza? Follow us on Twitter and stay tuned for details. Or you can link to us on your blog, or make friends with the #bareitforbooks hashtag, or start a discussion about the campaign on Facebook.
 
Show us some bookish love, friends. We'll show it right back.
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$5,990CAD
raised by 125 people in 1 month
30% funded
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$20,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on April 19, 2013
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  • $5CAD
    The Poem

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website

    5 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $10CAD
    The Micro Fiction

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background

    5 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25CAD
    The Flash Fiction

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks

    8 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $35CAD
    The Short Story

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks, BIFB tote bag, BIFB calendar

    45 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $50CAD
    The Novella

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks BIFB tote bag, BIFB calendar, an e-book from the author posing during your birthday month! *Note: the calendar will be shipped to you in October, when it comes available.*

    25 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $75CAD
    The Novel

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks BIFB tote bag, BIFB t-shirt, journal BIFB calendar *Note: the calendar will be shipped to you in October, when it comes available.*

    9 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $150CAD
    The Manifesto

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks BIFB tote bag filled with literary goodies! BIFB t-shirt, BIFB calendar *Note: the calendar will be shipped to you in October, when it comes available.*

    5 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $250CAD
    War and Peace

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks, BIFB t-shirt, BIFB tote bag filled with literary goodies, BIFB calendar signed by all participating authors. *Note: the calendar will be shipped to you in October, when it comes available.*

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500CAD
    The Neverending Story

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks, BIFB t-shirt, BIFB tote bag filled with literary goodies, BIFB calendar signed by all participating authors, e-books of the latest works from all authors participating in the 2014 calendar, two tickets to a 2013 IFOA reading. *Note: the calendar and IFOA tickets will be shipped to you in August/October, when they become available.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $1,000CAD
    Infinite Zest

    BIFB online badge, digital thank-you card, listed as a supporter on our website, custom-designed BIFB desktop/phone background, BIFB button, BIFB bookmarks BIFB t-shirt, BIFB tote bag filled with literary goodies, BIFB calendar signed by all participating authors, copies of the latest works from all authors, a dinner party for you and 5 friends hosted by Amanda during summer 2013 as part of her Literary Lovebug book tour, a hand-knitted item from Allegra, VIP ticket to the calendar launch

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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