The following list is my way of convincing you to support me, the HON book, and specifically the Kickstarter campaign I've set up to help me raise $10,000 to make the book happen.
Reason No. 1 - Give and you shall receive...something
When you support me through Kickstarter, you're not just GIVING me money. You will receive something for your contribution. Depending on what you pledge, you'll get:
- Acknowledgment in the book ($5)
- A copy of the book [for pickup] ($25)
- A copy of the book [shipped] ($35)
- 5 copies of the book for the price of 4 [for pickup] ($100)
- 5 copies of the book for the price of 4 [shipped] ($120)
- Get your own HON style photo + 16x24 print ($500) limit of 10
- Get your own photography/camera lessons from me ($1000) limit of 3
Reason No. 2 - Pre-order through Kickstarter and save money
If you order a book (or books) through the Kickstarter campaign, you'll be getting a deal. The retail price of the book is yet to be determined but I"m pretty sure that it'll be more than $25.
And the deal to order 5 for the price of 4 is especially sweet.
Order now and save money.
Reason No. 3 - Get your x-mas shopping done NOW
If you pre-order 5 books (for the price of 4) - which has been a very popular choice by backers so far - then when the book comes out in early November, you'll have some of your xmas shopping already done.
We wanted the book ready by November so people would be able to ship the books out as xmas gifts.
Aren't we thoughtful!
Reason No. 4 - Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, and time is running out!
The goal is to raise $10,000 in 14 days.
$10,000 isn't going to cover all my costs to create and print the book. But I thought it was a reasonable amount to raise - and it sure does help.
But the way Kickstarter works - the money is only transferred from you to me when the goal is met. If we raise $9,999 I get $0 and the people that made a pledge don't get their reward.
That would be sad.
So every contribution helps hit the goal.
Reason No. 5 - The book will contain portraits and stories you won't find on the Facebook page or anywhere else
Yes, it's true that most of the portraits in the book are already out on the website and Facebook page. But this book will be a collection of the best of the best.
And, in addition, I've taken some photos and written some stories that will be exclusive to the book. You won't find them anywhere yes.
Reason No. 6 - You're supporting a local artist and local businesses
Nelson is a passionate community and one that really wants to grow and encourage its creative people, projects and businesses.
I've hired a talented, local team to help make this book a reality. And I think the book will add value to our community by sharing the faces and stories of the people that make this place so rich and unique.
Reason No. 7 - This may be the only time the book will be available for shipping
The plan right now is to make the book available in local Nelson bookstores.
The book may or may not end up on Amazon.
The book may or may not be available for shipping.
But if you purchase through the Kickstarter campaign now, the book will be shipped to you - wherever you are.
Reason No. 8 - $1 goes to charity for every book sold
Support this book and we'll make a big fat donation to the Oxygen Art Centre here in Nelson BC.
From their website:
Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run multidisciplinary centre that provides space and programming for artists and the public to engage in the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines.
Sounds like a good thing to support, doesn't it?