As we get nearing to receiving our product mock-ups, we want to make sure and have some testers lined up to send them to once they’re in. Below you’ll find some information about being a beta tester and a form to sign up.
For those of you unfamiliar with Furrow Books, they are simple notebooks which provide the opportunity to use any ruling at any time within your notebook.
They come in two sizes – pocket and large. They are saddlestitched with a couple of tooth-chippin’ steel staples and the pocket size contains 48 blank white pages while the large contains 96. Included with each notebook is a two-sided card, matching the size of the notebook, which has a lined ruling on one side and a graph ruling on the other. The paper is opaque enough to allow for the lines on the card to be visible when you place it behind your current page, while being of a high enough quality to work well with pretty much any writing instrument (fountain pens included.)
There are four main ideas behind these books:
- A notebook should never be restrictive in use because of its ruling.
- Since the ruling is only useful during the time that you’re actually putting content onto the page, the ruling shouldn’t be there afterwards – it’s unnecessary clutter.
- You shouldn’t have to think twice about which writing instrument to use because of the quality of the notebook’s materials.
- There shouldn’t be extensive designs or predetermined content on or within the notebook.
The primary goal of the Furrow Books line of notebooks is to minimize the unnecessary noise and clutter between the user, their notebooks, and the content they create.
If these sounds like something you’d be interested in trying out, then read on.
Applications are now closed.
We’re looking for a variety of people to test out some Furrow Books and provide feedback to us on what you like and what you think would be a good change. We’re hoping to get opinions from users of all levels and preferences. If you’re an artist and likes to draw, we’d love to hear from you. If you’re a writer, I’d love to see your notes. If you’re planner, designer, lister, record keeper, or anyone else who uses notebooks, we encourage you to sign up below and help us out.
Being a tester is simple:
1. We send you products.
2. You use the products.
3. You let us know what you think.
There’s no cost to you, except for a little bit of your time.
Below you’ll find the application form for this testing opportunity. Fill out as much as you can – the more information that we have, the better your chances of being selected.
Once testers are selected, an announcement will be made as such via here, the Furrow Books’ Facebook page, and the Furrow Books’ Twitter account letting everyone know. Those selected as a tester will receive and email with more details.
Thanks everyone for your submissions!