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Michael SchrodtBy Michael Schrodt
First created
Michael SchrodtBy Michael Schrodt
First created
£2,968
pledged of £15,469pledged of £15,469 goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 6 2013 9:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

German speaking supporters, please visit my website for a German version.

Sie sind deutschsprachiger Unterstützer? Besuchen Sie meine Website, um die deutsche Hintergrundinformation zum Kickstarter-Projekt zu lesen.
high up in the mast
high up in the mast

Why this book?

My goal ist to share my memories, impressions and stories with a broad audience, entertaining my readers and sensibilizing people to this pristine and fragile hemisphere of our planet. Being the home to whales, seals, seabirds, penguins and many more, the Southern Ocean is a truly unique spot. Our actions in this area of the world had a huge impact on the animals and their lives in the past, and all our actions in the future will be even more influential. I´d like to make people think about what is important, and help to protect this amazing ecosystem.

I´d like to introduce IAATO to you, the Antarctic Treaty and the South Georgia Heritage Trust, what they are doing and why their work is so important.

What is going to be in the book?

  • up to 200 Pictures from my trip
  • awesome drawings / paintings from a ship related Artist
  • lot´s of Background Information about sailing on a Tall-Ship, travels to the Antarctic, wildlife, some organizations who operate in the Antarctic, stories about people I met on the way, my feelings and emotions, all my passion for photography and traveling and telling this story.
blue hour - Ushuaia
blue hour - Ushuaia
iceberg watch in Antarctic waters
iceberg watch in Antarctic waters
anchoring in Deception Island
anchoring in Deception Island
Gentoo Penguin - South Georgia
Gentoo Penguin - South Georgia
King Penguins - South Georgia
King Penguins - South Georgia

Why £15,469?

Your money is going to be used for professional production of this book including layout and printing. Since a fitting and attractive layout and design is very important for publishing a book successfully, I will work with experts to get it right. Further more, a good and experienced printer is crucial for the project, as it has huge impact on the final result. Therefore I will work with a company in a nearby city and I will monitor the entire production process.

To work with experts of course costs money, but I believe to reach high quality this is the only way to go. This amount also enables me to print the first batch to be delivered to my Kickstarter supporters.

What you get - the Rewards

this should make it easier to choose
this should make it easier to choose

Each Backer will be on the guest list for the Munich (Germany) book launch party, and mentioned in the acknowledgments section of the book.

I hope we have something for every one´s choice. Let´s start with the prime pledge for this Kickstarter Project, for £ 970 you will receive a limited Silver Edition of my book. Only this version is printed onto real photo paper, handmade in Germany. It comes in a box elaborately designed and handmade. This box includes a signed and numbered print of my favorite picture of this trip.

You like more handy stuff? So you get one of my handmade canvas bags. I have designed these bags, and manufacture them together with my girlfriend in my home. They are made from real sailcloth and each one of them looks slightly different, because I use sail´s which have been on the ocean and traveled thousands of miles. So they can have stains and scratches from their use, which is a quite cool thing I believe.

prototype - color may vary, I´ll update as soon as I got the original sails
prototype - color may vary, I´ll update as soon as I got the original sails

You like it big? So how about a Poster size picture from one of my photos? You can choose from a selection of 9 and it will be sent to you with the book.

poster print
poster print

Or how about a T-shirt? As you might have noticed, I work with an artist, who is related to the bark Europa. She is going to design a limited Kickstarter Edition T-shirt. This could be yours together with a book.

The book. The item this is all about. I will send you the item before it will be available to anybody else and of course your name will be in the acknowledgement section of the book.

You like Postcards? Great! This could be something for you. I will send you a set of nine wonderful postcards with different pictures, to put onto your wall, or fridge or you can spread some joy to your friends or loved ones. 

selection of nine postcards
selection of nine postcards


The Plan:

This Kickstarter project will end on October 3rd. Depending on the response of the campaign, I´ll choose whether the book will be bilingual or if there will be individual English and Geran editions.

Oktober 2013

  • gathering all the needed information for the book

November 2013

  • design the master-layout pages

Dezember 2013

  • Artwork of the pictures for the book

January 2014

  • typeset

February 2014

  • fine tuning

March 2014

  • corrections
  • proofing

April 2014

  • preflight
  • printing

May 2014

  • manufacture the rewards
  • prepare the book launch Party

June 2014

  • packing

July 2014

  • shipping
  • official book launch after you have received your rewards
sailing in the Weddelsea
sailing in the Weddelsea

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges, therefore I started to do my "homework" very early and have spent already 2 months to plan this Kickstarter Project. So far I have gathered a whole team of experts around me to tackle any Problems I might run into along the way. For example there is Willi my layout adviser, Herbert who runs a publishing company, Susanne who is an expert in design and Alfred my printer and of course Rebecca my languade advisor.
There are backups of my pictures, saved at three different locations, and there will be geo-redundant backups of the project data every day. For the case something happens to me, there is a plan of ation and everbody in my team knows what to do to finish the project.

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    Receive a set of 9 Postcards made of Photos from the book, acknowledgment in the book and an invitation to the book launch party in Munich (Germany).

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    Receive a limited edition 75x50 cm high quality Poster (you choose your favorite one from 9 images), a signed copy of the book, acknowledgement in the book, and an invitation to the book launch party in Munich (Germany). Free shipping in Germany, for international shipping please add £16

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    Pledge £360 or more About $468

    Receive a limited edition handmade bag. This custom design bag is made out of old sails from a real ship and available to Kick-starter backers only, a signed copy of the book, acknowledgement in the Book, and an invitation to the book launch party in Munich (Germany). Free shipping in Germany, for international shipping please add £12

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    Pledge £970 or more About $1,261

    Receive a limited special SILVER EDITION of the book only available here and for this Kickstarterproject. It will be hand manufactured here in Germany, printed on real Photopaper and comes in a customized Showcase box. Inside the box there is also a 20x30 cm signed limited edition Photoprint. Acknowledgement in the book, and an invitation to the book launch party in Munich (Germany). Free shipping in Germany, for international shipping please add £12

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