We are so excited about this Update. For the first time, we can tell you amazing details about the hard cover book itself. We are talking museum quality, folks. It will be spectacular.
When we started this campaign, we knew what we knew - storm chasing, photography, and climatology. We knew very little about commercial printing.
We just got funded Jan 22, and we were quick to announce stretch goals on Jan 24. But since then, we've actually corresponded with printers, and the results are ... well ...
Allow me to describe our beautiful museum quality hard cover coffee table book entitled Anatomy of Severe Weather. It will be printed landscape, large sized, using 157 gsm weighted stock as text, run on a world class 6 color Heidelberg press, covered in gloss stock over 3mm boards, bound and finished with a smyth-sewn, square backed case binding, and beautifully jacketed with bright white stock and a gloss laminant.
Have no idea what that means? Well, neither did we. But we know now, and it's good.
What we also know now is this: If we get to the $40K level, then EVERY hard cover book (which are ALL books from the $100 backer level and above), will be as per the above.
The images will absolutely jump off the page, and the book itself will be a credit to even the finest coffee table. And - the DVD detailing The Anatomy of the Life of a Supercell - that of course is still included as well.
In the next day, we will change the narrative on the project page, because we will no longer be using Print on Demand, except for the soft cover print run, and we want it to read correctly for new backers.
Finally - if we get to the $45K level, we will be donating copies to local schools, and libraries, as per the last Update.
Thanks again for your incredible and amazing support. Help us bring this home at $40K+.
Zach and Jason