Is a good story worth something? We believe it is.

The Pound Project is an independent crowdfunding publisher based in the UK. But we're not just selling books, we're shouting about the value of reading and writing for everyone, regardless of who you are.

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We crowdfund with just one short story and one writer at a time: with each new project, it is just £1 to read/hear it online. For £5 you can buy the lovely book in print. We’re rethinking the way to raise funds, setting a low target and working inclusively with writers to raise their profile.

We are completely transparent about paying our writers their equal share: behind every story there are hours of work and dedication. Too often this goes unrewarded and this is unsustainable. Therefore we set our funding amount at £500 so that more people will be encouraged to support our talent.

We make rewards that are affordable and environmentally friendly: is a brilliant piece of writing worth a quid? Is a gorgeous booklet to your doorstep worth a fiver? Do you love tote bags and t-shirts? We want our stories out there! We want all backers to feel like they are part something important.

We know time is precious: that's why we make books you can carry in your back pocket, share with friends, read on your phone, or listen to on the bus. Meticulously crafted, every design feature has been considered to make The Pound Project's book an amazing experience.

This is a compelling time for storytelling.

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If you think you have a story to tell, or have any enquiries, contact us at: