The Residents: Made in Wellington - A beautiful 200 page book showcasing 30+ Wellingtonians as you've never seen them before!

By Lucy Revill

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The Residents: Made In Wellington - A Beautiful 200 Page Book Showcasing 30+ Wellingtonians As You've Never Seen Them Before!

Project 2020-07-06 20:41:51 +1200

🎉 UPDATE - NEW GOAL $40,000 🎉

First of all, I am humbled by the support you have shown me. When I set out to launch this campaign two weeks ago, I had no expectations. I just wanted to see this project I had been working on for 18 months (but really 5 years) get across the line so I could print some half decent books.

I could never in a million years have believed that I would reach the stretch goal of $30,000 which will now allow me to sell the book into bookstores at a fair, wholesale price that booksellers can get on board with. 

It was always my dream to make this book in a durable hardback. Due to my decision to print the book in Wellington, I had to scrap this early on.  However, suddenly printing in hardback is a possibility - if we can reach the $40,000 ultra-stretch goal. Every book that is pre-ordered and contributes towards this even bigger goal will help this become a reality.

So keep on supporting this book by pre-ordering THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON. Keep reading below to learn more and pledge!

 

🎉 UPDATE - NEW GOAL $30,000 🎉 

                                     

I'm so excited that the team and I have hit our goal in *less than a day*! If we hit our stretch goal of $30,000 we will be able to print 1,000 books which will enable us to sell through bookstores. If we hit $40,000-$50,000 we can look to print in hardback! Wouldn't that be nice...

Thank you so much you kind Wellington lovers! You've made my childhood dream of publishing a book come true. Keep reading below and make sure you keep pledging!

Xoe Hall: Artist

THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON

 

The Residents: Made in Wellington shares many inspiring stories about how the residents of Wellington have been shaped by the creative, enterprising city of Wellington. During my five-year journey interviewing Wellingtonians on my blog The Residents, I’ve learned a lot about the people of the capital, what makes them resilient and how their styles and values are reflected in private spaces.  This literary and photographic collection features 30 people who excel in food, fashion, arts, small business and more. With rare vulnerability, they have let me into their homes and studios, giving us a behind the scenes look at how they live and work.

 

George Fowler: Hugo Grrrl

Sir Richard Taylor: Weta Workshop

Eboni Waitere: Huia Publishers

Murray Edridge: Wellington City Mission

Jacinda Ardern and Seashore Cabaret Owners Freya Aitkinson and Matt Wilson

PEOPLE OF NOTE IN THE BOOK 'THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON'

Hon. Jacinda Ardern (Honourary Wellingtonian)

Sir Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop)

'Mu' Chris Faimu (Fat Freddy's Drop)

Sophie Kasoylides (The Greek Food Truck)

Maceij Zimny (Noble Rot Wine Bar)

Murray Edridge (Wellington City Mission)

Marc Weir (Loretta)

Anjali Stewart and Rachel Easting (twentyseven-names)

Jessie Wong (Yu Mei)

Tilly Lloyd (Unity Books)

David Playle (International Award-Winning Hairstylist)

Margaret Hema (Skincare Developer and Facialist)

Matt Wilson and Freya Aitkinson (Seashore Cabaret and Good Fortune Coffee)

Stacey Walsh and Lydia Suggate (Mockingbird, Little Beer Quarter, Bebemos, Beach Babylon)

Hayley Sproull (Actress and TV Presenter, Great Kiwi Bakeoff, Have you been paying attention? Golden Boy)

Dr Acushla Dee (O'Carroll) Sciascia (Director at Māpuna Consultants)

George Fowler (Hugo Grrrl)

Eboni Waitere (Huia Publishers)

Amanda Millar (Director, Producer and Journalist)

Annabelle Wilson (Wilson Trollope)

Nick and Nevada Leckie (Okewa Rainwear)

Vijay Parbhu (Dixon Street Shoe Repair)

Xoe Hall (Artist)

Christopher Tubbs (DJ at Club 121)

Craig Springle (Union Tattoo)

Jacinta Gulasekharam (Dignity NZ)

Chevron Hassett (Photographer)

Anna Calver (Wellington NZ)

Talia Soloa (Layplan)

Marie Fitzpatrick and Nic Murray (Good Bitches Baking)

Professor Geoff McLay (Victoria University Law School)

Jay Hoburn Song (NZ Police) And more!

 

 

SEE HOW THE BOOK WILL LOOK AND READ THE INTRODUCTION AND INTERVIEWS WITH HUGO GRRRL AND LORETTA OWNER MARC WEIR HERE.

 

WHAT IS 'THE RESIDENTS' BLOG?

 

The Residents is a website that showcases Wellingtonians who are bold, interesting and courageous, and it was founded by me, Lucy Revill, in late 2015.  I have written over 500 blog posts and grown a wonderful connected community of Wellington enthusiasts, with the goal of sharing meaningful stories and to showcase inspirational role models for those who have a connection to Wellington. 

 

For many readers, spending time on The Residents is much more than looking up the best place to get lunch on Cuba Street - it’s about finding a community and stories that represent our shared experiences as Wellingtonians, learning about a new city and staying in touch with their hometown. I’ve built up a global audience whose heart remains in the capital.

 

I couldn’t have written the blog without the help of the 175 brilliant Wellington people who were prepared to share their stories. I also couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of the lovely community who commented, shared and engaged with my own millennial stories that have covered a wide range of topics, from dinners to dating to fashion in Wellington.

 

To date, we've had 750,000 hits online, hundreds of kind emails, and nearly 20,000 followers across my Facebook and Instagram accounts, and now I want to give supporters of The Residents something physical to hold and keep for years to come.

 

Margaret Hema: Skincare Pioneer and Former Facialist to A-List Stars

HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?

 

To make the best book I can for you, that also circulates money back into the local Wellington economy (not offshore) I need to cover the book printing costs of $10,000 for a minimum of 500 soft-back copies (a bargain for NZ unit prices). Printing in New Zealand is significantly pricier than printing overseas, but I want to keep this story local by supporting local throughout the production process. A huge thanks to the guys at Pivotal Print at Martin Square for supporting this project and giving us a generous discount on their normal quote to help make this true a Wellington project. 

 

I need a further $8,000 to cover the book production costs, including photo editing by the amazing Ashley Church, written editing and proofreading by ex-Bauer ex-Wellington NZ editor India Lopez (Kia Ora, North & South) and book design by gorgeous Amanda Wilkinson (The Forest Cantina Home). Our small team are all Wellingtonians. 

 

The final $4,000 is to cover the distribution, PledgeMe Fee ($1300), give each person featured in the book a copy ($1600) and cover marketing to spread the word ($1100).

 

I need you to Pledge to support this project by either buying a book or going even bigger and signing up for one of my limited-edition rewards and experiences (you won’t find these anywhere else).

 

If I reach the goal of $22,000, the book should be ready by CHRISTMAS TIME. So don’t forget to stock up for your family, colleagues and friends too! Wellington Anniversary weekend is also just around the corner…

 

 

Sophie Kasoylides: The Greek Food Truck

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

 

The book is written and photographed and photographs have been edited for print. If I raise $22,000, I will organise the final tweaks to be made, and then get started with production.  I'll be printing 500 in the first production run. If I can raise more than this goal and reach $30,000, it will be possible to boost the first production run to 1000 copies.

 

In late October (before the Kiwi holiday season starts) I’ll send out an email to everyone who pledged for a book. I’ll be offering signed copies and special messages upon request. Your book will be posted eight weeks before Christmas allowing plenty of time to arrive. If you’re in the Wellington area, I’ll even hand deliver it to you.

 

Craig, India and Lola Springle: Union Tattoo

  

Thanks so much for your support! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected] Please feel free to share this campaign with friends, family and colleagues - it helps us out so much 😀

 

Find us:

Online: www.theresidents.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theresidents.nz

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lucyrevill_residents 

 

THE TEAM!!!

 

 

THE AUTHOR

Lucy Revill is the winner of 2017 Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award for her website, The Residents. She is also a finalist for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award, New Zealand Poetry Society Competition and Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition. She started writing her blog after wishing there was a place/platform that reflected the stories of fellow Wellingtonians. She’s learned the art of photography, transcription and Instagram as part of her blogging journey and has written for Urbis, Trivago, Amex Essentials, Vice and The Spinoff. She refuses to Tik Tok.

 

 

THE EDITOR

India Lopez has twelve years’ editing experience. A passionate reader, she enjoys working closely with authors of fiction and memoir. She also brings her trained eye to academic writing, cooking and lifestyle books, news journalism, magazine features, legal publications and children’s books. As well as editing, India writes for Air New Zealand’s Kia Ora magazine and WREDA’s wellingtonnz.com. She has a BA in English and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Massey University.

 

 

THE DESIGNER

Amanda Wilkinson is an Interface and User Experience designer with over 12 years of experience in digital. She was a finalist in the IPANZ printing awards for her design work on the Forrest Cantina ‘Home’ Cookbook.

 

 

THE PHOTO EDITOR

Ashley Church is a renound Wellington photographer and photo editor who has worked with The Residents for 4 years. She also has worked with Capital Magazine and Wellington Woman Magazine. Ashley has a great eye and has had her own work exhibited at Hunters and Collectors, Wellington.

 

 

THE PRINTER

Pivotal Print is an award-winning digital and offset print supplier for business, advertising and publishing needs. Locally owned and operated in Wellington’s Te Aro area, they offer a wide range of production services.

 

Contact: [email protected] / 027 323 0994

 

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Updates 2

Utterly jaw-slackingly amazing - Stretch Goal of $30,000 achieved! 2 weeks to go!

11/08/2020 at 9:30 PM

Thank you so much for supporting this project - to publish my first book - and bringing me TODAY to the stretch goal of $30,000!! 

🎉YAY!!🎉

First of all, THANK YOU!! I am so humbled by your support and kindess. To celebrate, I've posted a blog post with the amazing founder of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther on www.theresidents.co.nz.

Here she is! CLICK TO READ!!

But wait! There's more...

There are still two weeks to go to help get my book, The Residents: Made in Wellington made and out there into the world. I hope you'll continue to support it and spread the word to your friends and family who might be looking for a very unique gift for Wellingtonians for this Christmas.

We can now set our sights higher and go for the big one; YES. A durable, hardback edition. This seemed like an impossible dream when I first started this project, but maybe - just maybe - if we get to $40,000 we can make it a reality. 

Why is hardback so expensive and howcome you're only just bringing it up now?

Hardcover books made in New Zealand are prohibitively expensive. They need to have the case binding hand sewn and for this reason it just felt like too much to ask of you.

However, you've stood by me and blown my expectations out of the water.

I don't want to give anymore but I still want to support. How?

If you aren't able to support with money (and fair enough), you can share about this project with your mum, your colleagues and friends - and of course on Facebook or Instagram. There are still two weeks to go (campaign ends 25 August) and I have a sneaking suspicious feeling that there are more people out there who would love this book - if only they knew about it!

How do I learn more?

If you have any questions, please email me or send me a DM - I'm @lucyrevill_residents on Insta.

You're amazing and incredible and I can't believe we're doing this together!!!

Much love,

Lucy xxxooooo

$22,000 target reached in just 13 HOURS! Now let's hit that $30,000 stretch goal and print 1000 books!

29/07/2020 at 9:20 AM

INCREDIBLE! 

I genuinely am floored that we reached the minimum goal of $22,000 in just 13 HOURS!! Holy heck!!!

Thank you for your incredible generosity. I couldn't have done this without your help!! 

I won't rabble on but I want you to know that we still have 27 days of the campaign. And I'd love to achieve our stretch goal. 

If I can reach $30,000 that means that I can print 1000 books and that the unit price per book drops from $40 to $30. That difference is essential to achieve my dream of selling THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON in bookstores. Booksellers need to add a 45% markup to cover staffing costs, rent, put food on the table etc. So by continuing to spread the word and pledge, you'll help make this project one which not only is available via direct sales, but is available in your local bookshop like Unity Books.

I really want to reach this stretch goal because it will make the project much more viable for all the people in the broader ecosystem of the Wellington economy, particularly retailers. Let's think about our brilliant neighbours and retailers and support them (and me) by continuing to fund this project. 

Here's one bookseller who is in the book: Tilly Lloyd owns Unity Books and is an icon. What she doesn't know about books isn't worth knowing. Tilly spent 3 hours last week explaining to me all the things I need to think about, at her home over a glass of wine. She really wants to stock the book at Unity so let's make Tilly's desire to support this as a retailer, at a fair price, a reality.

If you have any questions about anything to do with the above, just email me. I've got Matt on the numbers so we can absolutely help you out if you want more details.

Keep funding this, baby!

Yours,

 

Lucy

    Pledgers 331

    Jane Ratcliffe
    2020-07-31 14:04:50 +1200
    Morva Millar
    2020-07-31 13:47:56 +1200
    Susann
    2020-07-31 11:09:35 +1200

    "Good luck - fascinating book 😊"

    Mary
    2020-07-31 10:56:21 +1200

    "The team at Schrödinger’s Books wish you all the best with this awesome book!"

    Lisa Seddon
    2020-07-31 09:20:26 +1200

    "Congrats Lucy!"

    Anna
    2020-07-31 06:23:54 +1200
    Arielle Wright
    2020-07-31 03:23:21 +1200
    Anna Loughnan Colquhoun
    2020-07-30 23:00:36 +1200

    "Good luck and congrats Lucy!"

    Adair Houia-Ashwell
    2020-07-30 22:35:00 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
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    Zoe Stapleton
    2020-07-30 20:23:31 +1200

    "As a Wellingtonian couple living in Melbourne, we are very excited to read this book and reconnect with our hometown!"

    Chrissie Murray
    2020-07-30 20:09:02 +1200

    "I moved 18,500kms to be in Wellington and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Love this city!"

    Lisa Hunter
    2020-07-30 19:21:10 +1200

    "Congratulations. Awesome work. Really looking forward to reading & enjoying your book. "

    Bridget
    2020-07-30 15:52:31 +1200

    "So proud of you Lucy!! <3 "

    Pravin Thayaparan
    2020-07-30 15:23:22 +1200

    "Good Luck Wellington's best writer "

    Amanda Burke
    2020-07-30 09:36:33 +1200

    "Congratulations Lucy - so wonderful to see this happening, well done!"

    Mel McGhie
    2020-07-30 09:23:21 +1200

    "Would be great if this ended up being hardcover as we plan on putting it in our reception waiting room :) Best of luck but it already looks like Wellington is behind you."

    Benjamin Kurtz
    2020-07-30 09:06:57 +1200

    "Awesome to see Lucy! Looking forward to reading this book! So excited for you!"

    Christy Lam
    2020-07-30 08:46:09 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-07-30 07:57:00 +1200
    Robyn ryan
    2020-07-30 07:50:54 +1200
    Nicola Hooper
    2020-07-29 23:50:10 +1200

    "Go Lucy! This looks awesome!"

    Gabrielle Harnden
    2020-07-29 23:26:07 +1200

    "Can’t wait to have a piece of my home, Wellington, with me here in Iceland 🥰"

    Margaret Hema
    2020-07-29 20:21:50 +1200

    "Wonderful Christmas Presents"

    杨雪韵
    2020-07-29 20:06:14 +1200
    Kate Cameron-Donald
    2020-07-29 19:41:26 +1200

    "Congrats on achieving your Pledge Me Lucy - such an accomplishment! Enjoy the success! Looking forward to receiving the epic book, Kate x "

    Sophie Petelaud
    2020-07-29 19:04:48 +1200
    Jordan
    2020-07-29 18:58:09 +1200
    Caroline Emily Donovan
    2020-07-29 18:34:55 +1200

    "Great idea and cool to see you have exceeded your original pledge request already. Good luck with the project!"

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    Project 2020-07-06 20:41:51 +1200

    🎉 UPDATE - NEW GOAL $40,000 🎉

    First of all, I am humbled by the support you have shown me. When I set out to launch this campaign two weeks ago, I had no expectations. I just wanted to see this project I had been working on for 18 months (but really 5 years) get across the line so I could print some half decent books.

    I could never in a million years have believed that I would reach the stretch goal of $30,000 which will now allow me to sell the book into bookstores at a fair, wholesale price that booksellers can get on board with. 

    It was always my dream to make this book in a durable hardback. Due to my decision to print the book in Wellington, I had to scrap this early on.  However, suddenly printing in hardback is a possibility - if we can reach the $40,000 ultra-stretch goal. Every book that is pre-ordered and contributes towards this even bigger goal will help this become a reality.

    So keep on supporting this book by pre-ordering THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON. Keep reading below to learn more and pledge!

     

    🎉 UPDATE - NEW GOAL $30,000 🎉 

                                         

    I'm so excited that the team and I have hit our goal in *less than a day*! If we hit our stretch goal of $30,000 we will be able to print 1,000 books which will enable us to sell through bookstores. If we hit $40,000-$50,000 we can look to print in hardback! Wouldn't that be nice...

    Thank you so much you kind Wellington lovers! You've made my childhood dream of publishing a book come true. Keep reading below and make sure you keep pledging!

    Xoe Hall: Artist

    THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON

     

    The Residents: Made in Wellington shares many inspiring stories about how the residents of Wellington have been shaped by the creative, enterprising city of Wellington. During my five-year journey interviewing Wellingtonians on my blog The Residents, I’ve learned a lot about the people of the capital, what makes them resilient and how their styles and values are reflected in private spaces.  This literary and photographic collection features 30 people who excel in food, fashion, arts, small business and more. With rare vulnerability, they have let me into their homes and studios, giving us a behind the scenes look at how they live and work.

     

    George Fowler: Hugo Grrrl

    Sir Richard Taylor: Weta Workshop

    Eboni Waitere: Huia Publishers

    Murray Edridge: Wellington City Mission

    Jacinda Ardern and Seashore Cabaret Owners Freya Aitkinson and Matt Wilson

    PEOPLE OF NOTE IN THE BOOK 'THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON'

    Hon. Jacinda Ardern (Honourary Wellingtonian)

    Sir Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop)

    'Mu' Chris Faimu (Fat Freddy's Drop)

    Sophie Kasoylides (The Greek Food Truck)

    Maceij Zimny (Noble Rot Wine Bar)

    Murray Edridge (Wellington City Mission)

    Marc Weir (Loretta)

    Anjali Stewart and Rachel Easting (twentyseven-names)

    Jessie Wong (Yu Mei)

    Tilly Lloyd (Unity Books)

    David Playle (International Award-Winning Hairstylist)

    Margaret Hema (Skincare Developer and Facialist)

    Matt Wilson and Freya Aitkinson (Seashore Cabaret and Good Fortune Coffee)

    Stacey Walsh and Lydia Suggate (Mockingbird, Little Beer Quarter, Bebemos, Beach Babylon)

    Hayley Sproull (Actress and TV Presenter, Great Kiwi Bakeoff, Have you been paying attention? Golden Boy)

    Dr Acushla Dee (O'Carroll) Sciascia (Director at Māpuna Consultants)

    George Fowler (Hugo Grrrl)

    Eboni Waitere (Huia Publishers)

    Amanda Millar (Director, Producer and Journalist)

    Annabelle Wilson (Wilson Trollope)

    Nick and Nevada Leckie (Okewa Rainwear)

    Vijay Parbhu (Dixon Street Shoe Repair)

    Xoe Hall (Artist)

    Christopher Tubbs (DJ at Club 121)

    Craig Springle (Union Tattoo)

    Jacinta Gulasekharam (Dignity NZ)

    Chevron Hassett (Photographer)

    Anna Calver (Wellington NZ)

    Talia Soloa (Layplan)

    Marie Fitzpatrick and Nic Murray (Good Bitches Baking)

    Professor Geoff McLay (Victoria University Law School)

    Jay Hoburn Song (NZ Police) And more!

     

     

    SEE HOW THE BOOK WILL LOOK AND READ THE INTRODUCTION AND INTERVIEWS WITH HUGO GRRRL AND LORETTA OWNER MARC WEIR HERE.

     

    WHAT IS 'THE RESIDENTS' BLOG?

     

    The Residents is a website that showcases Wellingtonians who are bold, interesting and courageous, and it was founded by me, Lucy Revill, in late 2015.  I have written over 500 blog posts and grown a wonderful connected community of Wellington enthusiasts, with the goal of sharing meaningful stories and to showcase inspirational role models for those who have a connection to Wellington. 

     

    For many readers, spending time on The Residents is much more than looking up the best place to get lunch on Cuba Street - it’s about finding a community and stories that represent our shared experiences as Wellingtonians, learning about a new city and staying in touch with their hometown. I’ve built up a global audience whose heart remains in the capital.

     

    I couldn’t have written the blog without the help of the 175 brilliant Wellington people who were prepared to share their stories. I also couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of the lovely community who commented, shared and engaged with my own millennial stories that have covered a wide range of topics, from dinners to dating to fashion in Wellington.

     

    To date, we've had 750,000 hits online, hundreds of kind emails, and nearly 20,000 followers across my Facebook and Instagram accounts, and now I want to give supporters of The Residents something physical to hold and keep for years to come.

     

    Margaret Hema: Skincare Pioneer and Former Facialist to A-List Stars

    HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?

     

    To make the best book I can for you, that also circulates money back into the local Wellington economy (not offshore) I need to cover the book printing costs of $10,000 for a minimum of 500 soft-back copies (a bargain for NZ unit prices). Printing in New Zealand is significantly pricier than printing overseas, but I want to keep this story local by supporting local throughout the production process. A huge thanks to the guys at Pivotal Print at Martin Square for supporting this project and giving us a generous discount on their normal quote to help make this true a Wellington project. 

     

    I need a further $8,000 to cover the book production costs, including photo editing by the amazing Ashley Church, written editing and proofreading by ex-Bauer ex-Wellington NZ editor India Lopez (Kia Ora, North & South) and book design by gorgeous Amanda Wilkinson (The Forest Cantina Home). Our small team are all Wellingtonians. 

     

    The final $4,000 is to cover the distribution, PledgeMe Fee ($1300), give each person featured in the book a copy ($1600) and cover marketing to spread the word ($1100).

     

    I need you to Pledge to support this project by either buying a book or going even bigger and signing up for one of my limited-edition rewards and experiences (you won’t find these anywhere else).

     

    If I reach the goal of $22,000, the book should be ready by CHRISTMAS TIME. So don’t forget to stock up for your family, colleagues and friends too! Wellington Anniversary weekend is also just around the corner…

     

     

    Sophie Kasoylides: The Greek Food Truck

     

    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

     

    The book is written and photographed and photographs have been edited for print. If I raise $22,000, I will organise the final tweaks to be made, and then get started with production.  I'll be printing 500 in the first production run. If I can raise more than this goal and reach $30,000, it will be possible to boost the first production run to 1000 copies.

     

    In late October (before the Kiwi holiday season starts) I’ll send out an email to everyone who pledged for a book. I’ll be offering signed copies and special messages upon request. Your book will be posted eight weeks before Christmas allowing plenty of time to arrive. If you’re in the Wellington area, I’ll even hand deliver it to you.

     

    Craig, India and Lola Springle: Union Tattoo

      

    Thanks so much for your support! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected] Please feel free to share this campaign with friends, family and colleagues - it helps us out so much 😀

     

    Find us:

    Online: www.theresidents.co.nz

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/theresidents.nz

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lucyrevill_residents 

     

    THE TEAM!!!

     

     

    THE AUTHOR

    Lucy Revill is the winner of 2017 Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award for her website, The Residents. She is also a finalist for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award, New Zealand Poetry Society Competition and Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition. She started writing her blog after wishing there was a place/platform that reflected the stories of fellow Wellingtonians. She’s learned the art of photography, transcription and Instagram as part of her blogging journey and has written for Urbis, Trivago, Amex Essentials, Vice and The Spinoff. She refuses to Tik Tok.

     

     

    THE EDITOR

    India Lopez has twelve years’ editing experience. A passionate reader, she enjoys working closely with authors of fiction and memoir. She also brings her trained eye to academic writing, cooking and lifestyle books, news journalism, magazine features, legal publications and children’s books. As well as editing, India writes for Air New Zealand’s Kia Ora magazine and WREDA’s wellingtonnz.com. She has a BA in English and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Massey University.

     

     

    THE DESIGNER

    Amanda Wilkinson is an Interface and User Experience designer with over 12 years of experience in digital. She was a finalist in the IPANZ printing awards for her design work on the Forrest Cantina ‘Home’ Cookbook.

     

     

    THE PHOTO EDITOR

    Ashley Church is a renound Wellington photographer and photo editor who has worked with The Residents for 4 years. She also has worked with Capital Magazine and Wellington Woman Magazine. Ashley has a great eye and has had her own work exhibited at Hunters and Collectors, Wellington.

     

     

    THE PRINTER

    Pivotal Print is an award-winning digital and offset print supplier for business, advertising and publishing needs. Locally owned and operated in Wellington’s Te Aro area, they offer a wide range of production services.

     

    Contact: [email protected] / 027 323 0994

     

    Comments

    Utterly jaw-slackingly amazing - Stretch Goal of $30,000 achieved! 2 weeks to go!

    11/08/2020 at 9:30 PM

    Thank you so much for supporting this project - to publish my first book - and bringing me TODAY to the stretch goal of $30,000!! 

    🎉YAY!!🎉

    First of all, THANK YOU!! I am so humbled by your support and kindess. To celebrate, I've posted a blog post with the amazing founder of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther on www.theresidents.co.nz.

    Here she is! CLICK TO READ!!

    But wait! There's more...

    There are still two weeks to go to help get my book, The Residents: Made in Wellington made and out there into the world. I hope you'll continue to support it and spread the word to your friends and family who might be looking for a very unique gift for Wellingtonians for this Christmas.

    We can now set our sights higher and go for the big one; YES. A durable, hardback edition. This seemed like an impossible dream when I first started this project, but maybe - just maybe - if we get to $40,000 we can make it a reality. 

    Why is hardback so expensive and howcome you're only just bringing it up now?

    Hardcover books made in New Zealand are prohibitively expensive. They need to have the case binding hand sewn and for this reason it just felt like too much to ask of you.

    However, you've stood by me and blown my expectations out of the water.

    I don't want to give anymore but I still want to support. How?

    If you aren't able to support with money (and fair enough), you can share about this project with your mum, your colleagues and friends - and of course on Facebook or Instagram. There are still two weeks to go (campaign ends 25 August) and I have a sneaking suspicious feeling that there are more people out there who would love this book - if only they knew about it!

    How do I learn more?

    If you have any questions, please email me or send me a DM - I'm @lucyrevill_residents on Insta.

    You're amazing and incredible and I can't believe we're doing this together!!!

    Much love,

    Lucy xxxooooo

    $22,000 target reached in just 13 HOURS! Now let's hit that $30,000 stretch goal and print 1000 books!

    29/07/2020 at 9:20 AM

    INCREDIBLE! 

    I genuinely am floored that we reached the minimum goal of $22,000 in just 13 HOURS!! Holy heck!!!

    Thank you for your incredible generosity. I couldn't have done this without your help!! 

    I won't rabble on but I want you to know that we still have 27 days of the campaign. And I'd love to achieve our stretch goal. 

    If I can reach $30,000 that means that I can print 1000 books and that the unit price per book drops from $40 to $30. That difference is essential to achieve my dream of selling THE RESIDENTS: MADE IN WELLINGTON in bookstores. Booksellers need to add a 45% markup to cover staffing costs, rent, put food on the table etc. So by continuing to spread the word and pledge, you'll help make this project one which not only is available via direct sales, but is available in your local bookshop like Unity Books.

    I really want to reach this stretch goal because it will make the project much more viable for all the people in the broader ecosystem of the Wellington economy, particularly retailers. Let's think about our brilliant neighbours and retailers and support them (and me) by continuing to fund this project. 

    Here's one bookseller who is in the book: Tilly Lloyd owns Unity Books and is an icon. What she doesn't know about books isn't worth knowing. Tilly spent 3 hours last week explaining to me all the things I need to think about, at her home over a glass of wine. She really wants to stock the book at Unity so let's make Tilly's desire to support this as a retailer, at a fair price, a reality.

    If you have any questions about anything to do with the above, just email me. I've got Matt on the numbers so we can absolutely help you out if you want more details.

    Keep funding this, baby!

    Yours,

     

    Lucy

      Jane Ratcliffe
      2020-07-31 14:04:50 +1200
      Morva Millar
      2020-07-31 13:47:56 +1200
      Susann
      2020-07-31 11:09:35 +1200

      "Good luck - fascinating book 😊"

      Mary
      2020-07-31 10:56:21 +1200

      "The team at Schrödinger’s Books wish you all the best with this awesome book!"

      Lisa Seddon
      2020-07-31 09:20:26 +1200

      "Congrats Lucy!"

      Anna
      2020-07-31 06:23:54 +1200
      Arielle Wright
      2020-07-31 03:23:21 +1200
      Anna Loughnan Colquhoun
      2020-07-30 23:00:36 +1200

      "Good luck and congrats Lucy!"

      Adair Houia-Ashwell
      2020-07-30 22:35:00 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-07-30 20:44:59 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-07-30 20:40:00 +1200
      Zoe Stapleton
      2020-07-30 20:23:31 +1200

      "As a Wellingtonian couple living in Melbourne, we are very excited to read this book and reconnect with our hometown!"

      Chrissie Murray
      2020-07-30 20:09:02 +1200

      "I moved 18,500kms to be in Wellington and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Love this city!"

      Lisa Hunter
      2020-07-30 19:21:10 +1200

      "Congratulations. Awesome work. Really looking forward to reading & enjoying your book. "

      Bridget
      2020-07-30 15:52:31 +1200

      "So proud of you Lucy!! <3 "

      Pravin Thayaparan
      2020-07-30 15:23:22 +1200

      "Good Luck Wellington's best writer "

      Amanda Burke
      2020-07-30 09:36:33 +1200

      "Congratulations Lucy - so wonderful to see this happening, well done!"

      Mel McGhie
      2020-07-30 09:23:21 +1200

      "Would be great if this ended up being hardcover as we plan on putting it in our reception waiting room :) Best of luck but it already looks like Wellington is behind you."

      Benjamin Kurtz
      2020-07-30 09:06:57 +1200

      "Awesome to see Lucy! Looking forward to reading this book! So excited for you!"

      Christy Lam
      2020-07-30 08:46:09 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-07-30 07:57:00 +1200
      Robyn ryan
      2020-07-30 07:50:54 +1200
      Nicola Hooper
      2020-07-29 23:50:10 +1200

      "Go Lucy! This looks awesome!"

      Gabrielle Harnden
      2020-07-29 23:26:07 +1200

      "Can’t wait to have a piece of my home, Wellington, with me here in Iceland 🥰"

      Margaret Hema
      2020-07-29 20:21:50 +1200

      "Wonderful Christmas Presents"

      杨雪韵
      2020-07-29 20:06:14 +1200
      Kate Cameron-Donald
      2020-07-29 19:41:26 +1200

      "Congrats on achieving your Pledge Me Lucy - such an accomplishment! Enjoy the success! Looking forward to receiving the epic book, Kate x "

      Sophie Petelaud
      2020-07-29 19:04:48 +1200
      Jordan
      2020-07-29 18:58:09 +1200
      Caroline Emily Donovan
      2020-07-29 18:34:55 +1200

      "Great idea and cool to see you have exceeded your original pledge request already. Good luck with the project!"

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