1 FOR THE PRICE OF 3 - Book Launch

£1,165 of £1,150 goal

Raised by 55 people in 4 months
Created August 29, 2018
***** 1 FOR THE PRICE OF 3 ***** TOM BUTLER ***** HELP ME *****

Hello, how are you doing? I'm very very well (thanks for asking) because, after a year collaborating with three of my close friends who also happen to be amaaazing artists, I have reached the point where my book is finished. As well as beautiful illustration and photography from Marta Zenka, Ellen Blocksidge and Rachel Stanley, the book features 33 poems from myself, detailing my life and the lives I've observed around me over the course of the last three, very interesting years. The book is published by Toothgrinder Publishers.

However, to set it free to roam the world,  I need a little final push over the line to help with the initial cost of printing. This is where you can maybe help me. 
I'm asking you lovely people to donate a proportion of your pennies as a PRE-ORDER. £10 to be exact. This is the retail price of the book but you also get the bonus of being an absolutely lovely, morally complete person who is guaranteed a copy.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! If you find it in your soul to be even more generous, you could donate even more. And, to be repaid for your kindness, you can receive exclusive, beautifully handmade pieces of art related to the book. I've got together a little list detailing what else you can get: 

£10 - Book
£15 - Book and Zine. The Zine is  made up of bits of scrap poetry and imagery all collated together to create a cool little document.
£20 - Book, Zine and one Print. Each print is a copy of an artwork featured in the book. See below for pictures.
£30 - Book, Zine and three Prints
£50 - All of the above PLUS  a personalised poem from me
£75 - Aaalllllllllll of the above PLUS a hand-printed pamphlet of a short story I went and wrote. It's about punk. It's pretty good.
£100 - EVERYTHING plus I'll come round your house with 3 beers and I'll dance to 'Driving Home for Christmas' by Chris Rea.
£100+ - I dunno, like, I'll go on a P&O cruise with you or something. 

My number is 07568179450. My email is thomas.butler16@gmail.com. Facebook: Thomas Butler. Instagram: tombutlerswriting. From there we can arrange whether to send your stuff in the post, whether to deliver it to you in person or whether you can pick it up from the book launch.


^^ These are the potential prints. Let me know which one you'd like by telling me their name.

I must stress that I am literally just covering printing costs and not making any profit from any money that I receive through this fundraiser.

But what's the book about??

‘1 for the price of 3’ is a collection of poems I wrote from the ages of 19-22, collated together with illustration and photography from three talented young artists.
Within those three years, I’ve begun the balding process, I was belched out of the mouldy gooch of the suburbs into the cesspits and skyscrapers of London and I fell in love and got sad and got happy and drunk beer. The poems discuss this formative stage of my life by exploring the dualistic relationship between the external, physical surroundings I found myself in and my internal reactions to those realities. What I discovered in the writing process is that my response to romance or technology or ambition or religion or chemical abuse or politics manifests in three distinct ways: (1) a doomed attempt to induce obliviousness by whatever means, (2) a contemptible self-pity or (3) a naïve impulse to evaluate and moralise. With this is mind, I created three characters, respectively corresponding to each reaction: Tomboy the Lesbian, The Protagonist and John Smith. The three characters form the tripartite structure of the book. They are the “3” that make up my “1”.

Thank you so so so so much if you do preorder or go that extra mile and donate a little more for exclusive goodies. Also, I again must thank all the help I've received from Ellen and Rachel, who worked so hard to provide artwork, and Ned, who has helped out so much with the publishing side of things. My biggest love, however, is sent to Marta who has always encouraged me and who not only provided art for the book but formatted the whole thing in such a fantastic way. She's the best. Srsly. 
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Update 1
Posted by Thomas Butler
3 months ago
1 week to go til the launch of my poetry book '1 For the Price of 3'
*** George Tavern, Shadwell
*** October 11th
*** Performance, Art, Dancing
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