Day 27: Slim-bound ETP Mini Notebooks
I got pricing information for a first round of notebook prototypes from Papergraphics, my trusty local full-service printing company; they print and bind the various pre-printed planners on Amazon (here’s the European link). Frank, the owner, made me a couple of these spiral-bounded A5-sized notebooks with thin textured cardboard covers and the same high-quality 80# paper from the current pads. Check it out! I thought I would pass out from excitement.
While these are pretty cool, I’d like something thicker and more durable, something that will stand up to daily abuse in someone’s backpack or purse. The tricky part is sourcing and pricing all the various options; Frank has been great tracking down suppliers and giving me pricing options. I could use some help, though, in understanding what people would like to see.
If you’re interested in a half-size ETP notebook, please take this short survey on Survey Monkey and let me know what you’re interested in. I will really appreciate it! It’s a significant dollar investment to produce a run of notebooks, so I’d like to make sure that what I put out there will sell through. You’ll get to see how everyone voted after you fill out the survey.
Thanks for your help! I’ll find some way to make it up to you :)
This article is part of a series in which I am challenging myself to create a new product every day for the month of February. The Challenge Page lists all the products in one place. Check it out!