Dear Kickstarter backers,
We have big news! After more than a year of work, our book, The Symbol: Wall Lizards of Ibiza and Formentera, has been printed, has begun to be distributed in the islands, and is now available to pre-order at a discounted rate!
To recap: The Symbol is the first ever book about the Ibiza Wall Lizard (Podarcis pityusensis) – the symbol of Ibiza and Formentera. This lizard is one of the most fascinating and beautiful reptiles in the world. Last summer, we spent five weeks in Spain, intensively photographing the lizards for this book. In the months that followed, amidst our other projects, we wrote the book’s text and designed the layout.
The book is 128 pages long, with more than 170 full-color photos and accompanying text. It’s 8" x 8" (25 cm x 25 cm) and is written in four languages: English, Spanish, German and Italian. The books have arrived in Spain, and our distributors have been delivering them to bookstores throughout Ibiza and Formentera at the height of the tourist season!
Nate is headed to the islands next week for a “press tour” of sorts… Folks in Ibiza and Formentera are pretty excited about the book, and Nate will have a busy schedule of talks and interviews for radio, television, and newspapers. Nate, Valentin and I still haven’t seen the books in person, but our friends at Tandem Stills and Motion, the stock agency that managed the book printing process for us, says they look terrific. We can’t wait to see them for ourselves and get them into your hands!
Backers who selected the $100 or higher reward tier will be receiving a special signed copy of The Symbol in addition to the other rewards they have already received. These reward copies of The Symbol will be shipped in early August.
If you backed our project at the $75 level or less (or if you want more than one copy of the book!), you can pre-order the book at a discounted rate for a limited time. Check out the official book website here. The books are currently available for $15.99 plus $3.99 shipping and handling (on August 1, the price will increase to $19.99 plus shipping). We can accept payments via Paypal with any major credit card. If you pre-order your book now, it will be shipped as soon as the books are available in the US.
We’re also excited to announce that the photos from our 2012 expedition to the islands are available to purchase as fine art prints through Tandem Stills and Motion. Many of you already received a print as part of your reward package, but if you didn’t, or if you want more lizard- or island-themed art for your home or workplace, you can order high-quality archival prints here.
And remember that the project doesn’t end with the publication of the book! We’re still working on an interactive e-book edition, which will complement the print edition of the book, and we’ve got some other ideas in the works too. Become a fan of The Symbol by "Liking" us on Facebook, and visit the book's official website here.
Thanks again for your support, and we can’t wait to share the book with you!
All the best,
Neil, Nate, and Valentín