Wisconsin is a gorgeous state, with many unknown stories & brilliant scenery. From the north woods to Door County, beauty is abundant.
The State of Wisconsin may not be the number one vacation spot in the country, but I have hundreds of reasons why it should be. Beautiful countryside, Lake Michigan, lakes and rivers, north woods, state parks, Door County, wineries, camping, tailgating, Green Bay Packers, farms, agriculture, four seasons... and I could go on and on.
Badger State of Mind is the book I aspire to publish, which will focus on the photographic beauty of Wisconsin -- off of the beaten path. The book will also dig into the many small towns and small businesses around the state that have a lot to offer. Especially in this economy, the dollars just aren't there for the small businesses to keep up with the bigger cities, bigger attractions and bigger businesses. I want to point out the parts of Wisconsin that tourist brochures and websites may not. This book is going to be heavy in photography, but will also have stories from the people, and information about these beautiful places. I am also providing advertising, via rewards for donations, which will provide space in the book, on the website (www.badgerstateofmind.com) and even on my van as I travel the state.
With your assistance, I will be able to balance my research and photography around the state with my duties as a wife and mother to an almost 3 and almost 5 year old. This project will allow me to combine all of my passions - photography, writing, blogging, networking and social media - into a meaningful project.
The funds raised by Kickstarter will help to pay for the resources and travel I will need for the research and photography for the book. I also need some pieces of equipment that will be helpful for the photography I envision for the book. The publishing package I am looking at using will give my book an ISBN and distribute it to all of the major bookstores. Though the goal I've included here has been lowered from the last campaign, in order to be completely successful, I am seeking a grand total of around $15,000. Remember that I can earn above and beyond my goal amount. I am also raising money on the website, via PayPal, which offers the same rewards as you will find here.
After the project is done, the photos I have taken over the months will be included in my Wisconsin Stock Photography site, where anyone can purchase prints or digital copies of all of the photos, including any that don't make the book.
Thank you for considering this project and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, in advance, for your contribution.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Your name and/or business mentioned in the book, mention on the book's blog, updates to the progress of the book, 5x7 print of any image you choose from the book, with written thanks from me on the back --- and my forever gratefulness to you.
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For your contribution of $10, you will receive the above and an additional 8x10 image from the book.
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For your contribution of $25, you will receive all of the above, plus I will publish an ad for your business/cause/website/blog/etc. in a standard location in the book as well as on the book's website. If needed, I can design an ad for you, to your approval.
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For your contribution of $50 or more, you will receive all of the above, plus receive a PDF version of the completed book with included, personalized thank you.
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For your contribution of $100 or more, you will receive all of the above, plus receive an upgrade to a prime ad location on the book's website and you will receive a copy of the actual published book.
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For your contribution of $250 or more, you will receive all of the above, plus receive an upgrade to a prime ad location in the published book.
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For your contribution of $300, receive all of the above, plus a peripheral vehicle advertisement placed on the side of my van and a screensaver with all the images from the book. Also, if I design the ad for you, I will provide the editable files for your unlimited future use.
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For your contribution of $500, receive all of the above, plus a an upgrade to prime vehicle advertisement placed on the back of my van.
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For your contribution of $750, receive all of the above, plus an additional copy of the published book.
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For your contribution of $1000, receive all of the above and a week's worth of my help (40 hours) - graphic design, web design, social marketing, social media, writing, proofreading, photography, video or sound editing, administrative duties... etc. If you are in Southeast Wisconsin, I could also offer services such as: mow lawns, babysit your kids, do your laundry, paint your fence, clean your house, etc.
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