Big News at The Writer’s Glove®

I literally started The Writer’s Glove in my basement at home. That was 15 months ago, back before this adventure became an actual LLC earlier this year and started behaving like a “real” business. All I had was a hunch, a chilly experience with cold hands while writing on deadline and a single-serve coffee maker that eventually succumbed to the abuse. I knew nothing about gloves other than which end to stick my hand in.

A lot can change in 15 months.

Thanks to feedback from customers in 24 countries around the world, I’m happy to say that the 2.0 version of The Writer’s Glove will debut in late summer 2017. The version currently available will be phased out between now and then.

The 2.0 version of The Writer’s Glove will continue to keep cold hands and fingers warm while typing on a keyboard, but it fulfills a lot of what customers requested. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect:

  • I’m adding a size! Extra small to extra large sizes will be available.
  • Even warmer silk to keep cold hands comfortable while you type.
  • Two options to choose from: a basic and a deluxe version.
  • A flexible design that feels even more like a second skin.
  • Stronger, more durable silk will keep you typing longer.
  • No more sporadic out-of-stock issues! Get what you want when you want it.

Here’s the only sneak peak you’ll get before the official debut:

thin gloves you can write with

From that example, there’s yet another big announcement. I’ve trademarked “The Writer’s Glove” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Not only does that mean I had to figure out the keyboard shortcut for special symbols, but I can also write The Writer’s Glove® and legally have it mean something. (Before, I just used it to troll my friends, who were trolling me for incubating this wild glove idea.)

There will be much more to come. If you’d like to ask me about it, I’ll be at the 2017 Writer’s Digest Conference this August in New York City presenting about some new publishing models, which will include the story of The Writer’s Glove®. Yep, I’m a busy guy, with a full-time job in the publishing industry, this glove gig and my writing projects. But I walk the walk, yes sir, unless our toddler is wrapped around my knees.

As always, if you’d like to try The Writer’s Glove® for yourself, I’d be happy to send you out a pair. Just place your order here.

~Ben

 

 

 

New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author Enjoys The Writer’s Gloves

It’s a red letter day here at The Writer’s Glove. I’m always thrilled to hear from people who find these thin gloves for typing useful, but it’s not every day that feedback comes from someone who wrote the number one e-book in the world on Amazon. And hit the New York Times bestseller’s list. And USA Today. And appeared on Fox News to comment on the publishing industry. And was featured in a New York Times piece on writing in the 21st Century. And, and, and, and…

And his name is Vincent Zandri. Guess what? Sometimes he gets cold hands when he’s cranking out the hits on his keyboard. I was happy to send him a pair of The Writer’s Glove to keep his writing game up.

It turns out they were just the trick, as his Facebook post shows:

thin gloves you can write with

Here’s more of his feedback from the threads beneath the pic:

typing gloves for cold hands

best gloves when you need to write

Vincent Zandri book
It’s every bit as spooky and Hitchcockian as it looks. Check it out!

You don’t have to be a bestselling novelist to use The Writer’s Glove. People working in law offices, information technology, data entry, research facilities and more have all found the benefits of keeping their hands warm while typing. You can, too, here.

P.S. Be sure to check out Zandri’s work. His novels are terrific. I recommend The Remains as a good jumping in spot for his extensive catalog of mystery/thriller reads.

~Ben

 

Some More Help for Sizing

It’s become clear I need to do a better job of describing the sizing information for The Writer’s Glove. It’s nothing personal, but I keep getting severed hands in the mail for size quote requests. This tends to stain my various magazine subscriptions, and I’m just not myself without the latest edition of Glove Entrepreneur Weekly.

In all seriousness, getting the size right when you’re shopping online can be tricky, so I came up with a visual aid:

Warm thin gloves typing writing keyboard
The yellow line shows the length measurement to make. (Photo via sxc.hu)

Measure the length of that yellow line (on your hand, not the screen, of course). That measurement corresponds to the following sizes:

  • Extra Small: 7 to 8 inches (17.8 cm to 20.3 cm)
  • Small: 8 to 9 inches (20.3 cm to 22.9 cm)
  • Medium: 9 to 10 inches (22.9 cm to 25.4 cm)
  • Large: 10 to 11 inches (25.4 cm to 27.9 cm)

If you have questions about sizing, you can always contact me here.

And if you’re ready to make that purchase, I’ll give you free shipping and the best price on the ‘net here.

~Ben