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The Icelanders Cometh

Funding target

£ 2,304

Start date: 24/3/2016

End date: 25/10/2016




ABOUT The Icelanders Cometh

What is the Project?

'The Icelanders Cometh' showcases award-winning Icelandic authors in the UK. To mark 'World Book and Copyright Day' on 23 April, the £2304+ raised will pay for Icelandic books in English to be given to UK libraries. The project ends on 23 October 2016 to optimise PR and mark the Frankfurt Book Fair.

What do we Need?

'The Icelanders Cometh' aims to raise GBP 2304.16+ to mark 'World Book Night' and 'World Book and Copyright Day' on 23 April 2016 to pay for books by Icelanders to be gifted to UK libraries. Please contribute money in exchange for rewards; volunteer skills, talents and contacts; and share the news!


  • Jolabokahug

    • Contribution Amount: £1
    • Reward Description:
      Those of you with £1.00 to spare get my thanks and a "Jolabokahug" for helping the Icelanders "cometh" to the UK for World Book Night
    • Quantity Available: 2303
  • Jolabokahola

    • Contribution Amount: £5
    • Reward Description:
      For £5.00, you get a hug and a hola - a Jolabokahola - a shout out on a PDF list that will be shared as a link online in articles written about the project.
    • Quantity Available: 248
  • Jolabokafame

    • Contribution Amount: £10
    • Reward Description:
      A gift of £10.00 gets you a hug, a hola and a place in an online Hall of Fame. Your name will star at Jolabokaflod with links to sites appropriate for all ages.
    • Quantity Available: 97
  • Jolabokashout

    • Contribution Amount: £20
    • Reward Description:
      As well as hugs, holas and Halls of Fame, £20.00 gets you a 24-hour marketing shout for you and you...
    • Quantity Available: 47
  • Jolabokaplate

    • Contribution Amount: £30
    • Reward Description:
      As well as the perks so far, £30.00 gets you a personalised Jolabokaflod bookplate for books you give to friends and family for World Book Night.
    • Quantity Available: 23
  • Jolabokaplug

    • Contribution Amount: £50
    • Reward Description:
      For £50.00 you and your enterprise will be mentioned in blog postings at Jolabokaflod and third-party webzines. You get the perks so far, too.
    • Quantity Available: 5
  • Jolabokateach

    • Contribution Amount: £75
    • Reward Description:
      For £75.00, you get the perks so far and a 1-day digital media course in London led by Christopher Norris, Founder, CopyGhosting Editorial Services.
    • Quantity Available: 9
  • Jolabokablog

    • Contribution Amount: £100
    • Reward Description:
      For £100.00 you get a feature about you and your enterprise posted online at Jolabokaflod and external webzine platforms. You also get every perk so far.
    • Quantity Available: 5
  • Jolabokalaunch

    • Contribution Amount: £150
    • Reward Description:
      For £150.00, you get every perk so far and a place for dinner at a top Icelandic restaurant in London to celebrate the launch of Jolabokaflod at CrowdPatch.
    • Quantity Available: 3
  • Jolabokaflog

    • Contribution Amount: £250
    • Reward Description:
      For the duration of the "Icelanders Cometh" and beyond, £250.00 gets you an advertising slot at the Jolabokaflod patch until 31 December 2016 (end of Q4 2016) plus all t...
    • Quantity Available: 3

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    Novelist, broadcaster and Parliamentarian, Melvyn Bragg, has endorsed The Icelanders Cometh. He wrote: "This is a wonderful idea. Good luck, and best wishes."
    Apr 24, 2016
    The Icelanders Cometh is now extended to Icelandic National Day on 17 June 2016, to take advantage of building media and publishing buzz.
    Apr 24, 2016
    Ragnar Jónasson's writes crime fiction. He set up the first overseas chapter of the Crime Writers’ Association (Reykjavik) and co-founded the crime-writing festival 'Iceland Noir'.
    Mar 03, 2016
    Yrsa Sigurðardóttir's crime novels so far feature investigative lawyer, Thóra Guðmundsdóttir. Yrsa won the Petrona Award in 2015 for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.
    Mar 03, 2016
    Arnaldur Indriðason: past winner of the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing (2013) and the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (2005)
    Feb 20, 2016
    Halldór Laxness: winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature
    Feb 20, 2016
    Egill Skallagrímsson in a 17th-century manuscript of Egils Saga
    Feb 20, 2016
    The Reading Agency runs World Book Night
    Mar 03, 2016
    UNESCO logo
    Feb 20, 2016
    World Book and Copyright Day 2016
    Feb 15, 2016





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