I have been working with Stack and a vendor to try and sort out getting custom Moleskine journals created for Worldbuilding.

After...eh...a bit of time, think we are ready to go.

The planned swag:

  • Blue hard cover moleskine notebook
  • Worldbuilding stamped into the front cover
  • A full page color insert inside the front cover featuring Slarti and Pandora from the main site art (similar to the full-color image in this design update)
  • 8.5" x 5" (216 x 127mm)
  • Blank (unlined) pages


  • Approximately 25-26 USD (including shipping in the US)
  • Cost will be higher for non-US users, based on shipping costs. Best guess is 20-25 USD in shipping costs at this time. We welcome suggestions for ways to lower shipping costs -- if you've tackled this problem in the past and have ideas, please comment.


  • At this point in time, I will likely order them have them delivered to me and then distributed. I do have a question out to SE. If they are up for it I will have them distribute. This means you will need to be willing to share your mailing address with me and to pay online via Venmo/Paypal or something else.

If you are going to purchase one of the journals please add your name so I can get a count.


  • $\begingroup$ I assume this is open to all, even for those who are not WB.SE regulars but SE users? I mean, who doesn't want SE merchandise... $\endgroup$ – Andrew T. Apr 30 at 5:17
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    $\begingroup$ @AndrewT. Correct. Anyone is welcome to jump in. Things are slightly cheaper if we hit 50 but not sure that will happen. $\endgroup$ – James Apr 30 at 15:07
  • $\begingroup$ To make steps towards confirming the cost of international shipping, I've got that "International shipping rates begin at $21.95 and the time in transit is usually 7-14 days" $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir24601 Apr 30 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ If anybody knows of clever ways to reduce shipping costs, please let us know! Non-USians, how have you solved the problem of exorbitant fees for getting things from here in the past? Are there carriers that are good at this? I assume we're willing to trade delivery time for money. $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio May 1 at 1:19
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    $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio One option is to send all the things to go to Europe in a single lot to a single place in Europe and distribute from there. I for one am definitely happy trading time for money $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir24601 May 2 at 16:50
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    $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir24601 That's a good idea. A single box would cost less to ship. $\endgroup$ – James May 2 at 18:56
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    $\begingroup$ Has this perhaps been posted on our blogs? the Twitter account? How about a Community Promotion Ad (and X-posting that add to at least Science Fiction & Fantasy, Role-playing Games, and Writing). If the price goes down with volume, a little advertising wouldn't hurt. $\endgroup$ – JBH May 4 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ I'm proposing this community ad. $\endgroup$ – JBH May 4 at 16:50
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    $\begingroup$ I believe Moleskine products are made in the PRC. The best way to reduce shipping costs would be to arrange to have the products shipped from the PRC rather than from the US. International postal treaties mean that Americans subsidise shipping from developing countries (i.e., the PRC). I can get just about anything I want shipped for next to nothing from there; but if I want to send a small packet to the UK it's like $25. Ridiculous, but that's the current state of affairs. $\endgroup$ – elemtilas May 5 at 1:06
  • $\begingroup$ @JBH No it hasn't been cross posted. I don't have much of a presence on those two sites, but if someone does and is willing it couldn't hurt. $\endgroup$ – James May 6 at 5:54
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    $\begingroup$ @JBH Writing is in beta and beta sites don't have community ads. (Writing wants to graduate and has repeatedly asked to do so.) $\endgroup$ – doppelgreener May 6 at 9:23
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    $\begingroup$ @James -- As for unlined, I'm happy you're leaning towards blank! Consider me leaning towards signing up! (Lined paper is a deal breaker for me, but obviously if everyone else wants lined, then I wouldn't complain.) I'll put myself down for one once that issue is settled. $\endgroup$ – elemtilas May 11 at 12:37
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    $\begingroup$ I favor blank pages, too. Some of my worldbuilding is sketching! I can more easily write legibly without lines than sketch cleanly with lines in the way. $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio May 17 at 18:13
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    $\begingroup$ @elemtilas Blank it is, post updated. $\endgroup$ – James May 17 at 18:49
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    $\begingroup$ @Max0815 I don't really have a lot of control over the price. The listed cost is simply the cost of the journals and shipping. I haven't added anything on top and I certainly won't be making anything off this little endeavor. $\endgroup$ – James May 22 at 14:44

I want to get a Journal! Add your name and link to your profile.

  1. James
  2. Monica Cellio
  3. Journeyman Geek
  4. Kurtis Beavers
  5. AndyD273
  6. Tim B II
  7. Dubukay
  8. Trekkie
  9. JBH
  10. dot_Sp0T
  11. elemtilas
  12. HenryTaylor

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