Help create a haven for literature-lovers like yourself!
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  • PayPal: PayPal.me/VoloPress
  • PopMoney: 404-666-1126
  • GoFundMe: GoFundMe.com/LiteracyCenter
  • Check or Money Order [made out to 'Tenesha Curtis'] or Equipment donation (super comfortable chairs, benches, and couches, a retail counter, glass display cases, shelving, etc.) mailed to:

Volo Press

P. O. Box 1084

Clarkston, GA 30021

💳$300 GoFundMe donation from L. O. of New Orleans, Louisiana.18.17.


$10 online donation from C. C. of Louisville, Kentucky on 6.18.17.


💵$30 cash donation from K. J. of Snellville, Georgia on 6.17.17.


🎁$30 equipment donation from M. C. of Lawrenceville, Georgia on 6.9.17.


 💵$40 cash from T. C. of Clarkston, Georgia on 6.1.17.


💳$754 credit card charge from C. C. of Louisville, Kentucky on 5.20.17


$36 check from E. M. of Decatur, Georgia on 5.17.17

 


$200 check from  M. C. of Lawrenceville, Georgia on 5.13.17

 

 

 

The Volo Press Den
A haven for readers and writers!

Right now...

 

...there is a writing group who just had their 'usual table' usurped by some high school study group preparing for a final exam. 

 


 

...there is a an expensive carpet and a glass of wine that are about to ruin the civility of a monthly book club in a member's home.


 

 

... there is an indie author who could take the literary world by storm, if they only had an affordable place to hold a book signing!

 


...there is a parent who desperately wishes they had a quiet, comfortable place to go and just read because it calms their mind and gives them time away from children and pets.

 

Right now, there is no place for these people to go and find everything that they need.

Volo Press wants to create that place.

 

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Click 'donate' to give a one-time, $10 donation to this project:




 


Send check or money order made out to "Tenesha Curtis" to:

Volo Press
P. O. Box 1084
Clarkston, GA 30021

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'The Den' by Volo Press

In its final version, 'The Den' will have sites all over the country, possibly the world, and will be a highly automated experience.

Enter the facility with your mobile-app-based membership card. Use the app to reserve an individual carrel for working on your next novel, polishing your business plan, or reading comfortably, well away from all the distractions in your home or neighborhood--including a 1,000+ square foot, climate-controlled courtyard under a glass ceiling. Let the sun in, keep the rain out, and keep reading!

Use your membership to reserve group rooms where you can hold your own book signings, seminars, writing classes, book clubs, poetry slams, critique groups, and more.

Visit any of the vending machines throughout the facility to purchase books, writing utensils, reading accessories, apparel, food, and beverages, all using your smartphone, credit card, or cash.

Like that dazzling, ebony writing desk on display? Buy it through the app and take it home immediately. Not only are you getting a desired item, you are helping fuel the local economy because that piece (and all the others like it in the building) was created by a local crafts-person who will receive your payment within 48 hours.

Been feeling some intermittent numbness in your fingers? Advertisements spaced throughout the facility can help you find a doctor or physical therapist who can help you cope with what may be the early stages of carpal tunnel syndrome--a common ailment of avid readers and prolific writers.

Work third shift? No problem. Because it is fully automated, The Den is accessible to members 24-hours a day, unlike bookstores or libraries.

We all get one step closer to this vision becoming a reality when you choose to donate and share this opportunity to give with people you know who want to support small businesses.

 

Thanks!

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. It all starts with a donation...

 

Chapter 1: Initial Stage of Development

The first thing Volo Press needs to do in order to eventually make The Den a reality is to open a physical store. Your donations will help make this happen.

Volo Press has been present at flea markets and peddler's malls, but having a standalone store is going to be the first step towards creating the final vision of The Den as a 24-hour automated facility.

The first store will provide:

  • Literary lifestyle products for sale (Reader's Oil, books, pens, paper, pencils, calendars, bookshelves, laptops, e-readers, mobile device cases, fiction-inspired apparel, etc.).
  • Consignment opportunities for readers getting rid of extra items, writers promoting their latest work, and local artisans providing quality items as reasonable prices.
  • Advertising opportunities for local entities tied to the literary market such as eye doctors, physical therapists, literary agents, publishers, directors, writers groups, book clubs, writing conferences, and others.
  • Event space for individual work and study, writing groups, book clubs, table readings of scripts, book signings, and more.
  • A community of writers and readers who grow to appreciate their hobby and craft even more by having a space created with literature in mind every step of the way.

 

 

Where Might The Site Be Located?

#1 Prospect: 377 W. Pike St., Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Unit D-10

Rent: $1,200 / month | Size: 2,400 square feet

Bonus: Ridiculously low rate at 50 cents a square foot!

Income Streams Possible at This Location:

  • Venue: This site is large enough that space could be rented out for independent work (authors, editors, students, etc.) or group needs (book signings, writer's group meetings, book club meetings, write-ins, etc.). Space rental is one of the most cost-effective methods of turning a profit.
  • Retail: Sale of pre-made items from larger companies and Volo Press itself, including books, Reader's Oils, and snacks.
  • Consignment: Sale of refinished items from vendors who have overstock at the flea market where Volo Press currently has a booth. There would be a 5% charge once the item is sold. These would include larger items  such as side tables, chairs, bookshelves, writing desks, etc.
  • Advertising: Writers, office supply stores, eyeglass retailers, optometrists, literary agents, small publishing firms, and other literary entities could pay for bag inserts, wall space, window space, or even web-based advertising and promotion.

#2 Prospect: 3145 Tucker-Norcross Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Unit 245

Rent: $400 / month | Size: 409 square feet

Bonus: First month free if I paint interior.

Income Streams Possible at This Location:

  • Retail: Sale of pre-made items from larger companies and Volo Press itself, including books, Reader's Oils, and snacks.
  • Consignment: Sale of refinished items from vendors who have overstock at the flea market where Volo Press currently has a booth. There would be a 5% charge once the item is sold. These would include larger items  such as side tables, chairs, bookshelves, writing desks, etc.
  • Advertising: Writers, office supply stores, eyeglass retailers, optometrists, literary agents, small publishing firms, and other literary entities could pay for bag inserts, wall space, window space, of even website advertising and promotion.

 

#3 Prospect: 6030 Unity Drive, Norcross, GA 30071

Unit 6030-O

Rent: $668/ month | Size: 942 square feet

Income Streams Possible at This Location:

  • Venue: This site is large enough that space could be rented out for independent work (authors, editors, students, etc.) or group needs (book signings, writer's group meetings, book club meetings, write-ins, etc.). Space rental is one of the most cost-effective methods of turning a profit.
  • Retail: Sale of pre-made items from larger companies and Volo Press itself, including books, Reader's Oils, and snacks.
  • Consignment: Sale of refinished items from vendors who have overstock at the flea market where Volo Press currently has a booth. There would be a 5% charge once the item is sold. These would include larger items  such as side tables, chairs, bookshelves, writing desks, etc.
  • Advertising: Writers, office supply stores, eyeglass retailers, optometrists, literary agents, small publishing firms, and other literary entities could pay for bag inserts, wall space, window space, or even web-based advertising and promotion.

 

#4 Prospect: 3781 Presidential Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

 

Rent: $730/ month | Size: 880 square feet

  • Venue: This site is large enough that space could be rented out for independent work (authors, editors, students, etc.) or group needs (book signings, writer's group meetings, book club meetings, write-ins, etc.). Space rental is one of the most cost-effective methods of turning a profit.
  • Retail: Sale of pre-made items from larger companies and Volo Press itself, including books, Reader's Oils, and snacks.
  • Consignment: Sale of refinished items from vendors who have overstock at the flea market where Volo Press currently has a booth. There would be a 5% charge once the item is sold. These would include larger items  such as side tables, chairs, bookshelves, writing desks, etc.
  • Advertising: Writers, office supply stores, eyeglass retailers, optometrists, literary agents, small publishing firms, and other literary entities could pay for bag inserts, wall space, window space, or even web-based advertising and promotion.

 

#5 Prospect: 6099 Buford Highway, Norcross, GA 30071

Unit I

Rent: $800/ month | Size: 1,000 square feet

Income Streams Possible at This Location:

  • Venue: This site is large enough that space could be rented out for independent work (authors, editors, students, etc.) or group needs (book signings, writer's group meetings, book club meetings, write-ins, etc.). Space rental is one of the most cost-effective methods of turning a profit.
  • Retail: Sale of pre-made items from larger companies and Volo Press itself, including books, Reader's Oils, and snacks.
  • Consignment: Sale of refinished items from vendors who have overstock at the flea market where Volo Press currently has a booth. There would be a 5% charge once the item is sold. These would include larger items  such as side tables, chairs, bookshelves, writing desks, etc.
  • Advertising: Writers, office supply stores, eyeglass retailers, optometrists, literary agents, small publishing firms, and other literary entities could pay for bag inserts, wall space, window space, or even web-based advertising and promotion.

Give Now

Give a single donation right now to help 'The Den' take one more steps towards reality!



Send check or money order made out to "Tenesha Curtis" to:

Volo Press
P. O. Box 1084
Clarkston, GA 30021

Become a monthly angel by giving every month for 3 months. Resubscribe as often as you like!


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Loan Now

Want to make some money back on this deal? I'm currently offering a flat-rate 20% return loans for this project. For example, if you loan $100, you'll get $120 back. If you loan $1,000, you'll get $1,200 back and so on.

Email me with the amount you want to loan at TLCurtis@Volo-Press.com. I will respond with the full business plan and a loan agreement. We can negotiate terms as much as needed before you sign anything.

Thank you!

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