Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Majestic and Magical: Come Explore the Nature Isle project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$4,249 pledged of $16,000 goal
backers
$4,249 pledged of $16,000 goal
backers

About this project

Your Sample

Wondering what the book looks like? Here's a link to download a FREE 10-page sample of the eBook >> Click to download.

Is this your first time on Kickstarter?

I've written two blog posts about Kickstarter, what it is, why it's safe and other frequently asked questions. Check them out below:

Majestic and Magical - the Kickstarter Campaign
What is Kickstarter?

What is this project about?

Majestic and Magical is a large format, hardcover photography book, featuring more than 130 images of Dominica captured around the country — from Scotts Head to Laudat, Calibishie to Syndicate, Roseau to Trafalgar and beyond.

Examples of images from the book
Examples of images from the book

The main objective behind this project is to show the world how beautiful Dominica really is, and these images do just that, by featuring the sites and landscapes that make our county unique. 

Through this Kickstarter project, I'm asking for your help to raise enough funds to print 1,000 copies of the book.

The front cover of Majestic and Magical
The front cover of Majestic and Magical

Why print a book?

In an age when everything is either online or 'in the cloud', you've probably wondered if it even makes sense to print a book. 

I chose this medium because it is tangible, durable and it engages more than just one of our six senses. Flipping through the pages of a book forces you to focus your attention on those pages and puts the larger-than-life images right in front of you.

A large, double-page spread from the book
A large, double-page spread from the book

This large format book can be given as a gift of considerable value to visitors and Dominicans alike. It is an item that we can all be proud of and excited about.

What will the book look like?

The finished book will be a hardcover, 12x9 inch, color book, 145 pages in length, and printed on 157gsm gloss coated art paper.

Is it just a book of photos?

Majestic and Magical will contain more than 130 images, so you'll mostly see photographs while browsing through the book. However, I've included a caption for every image that includes its name and the location where that image was captured. 

In the book, under this image you'll see "Brushed Ashore, Layou Beach"
In the book, under this image you'll see "Brushed Ashore, Layou Beach"

I've also included brief write-ups throughout the book. In some cases I give information about the history of the locations and in for other images I talk about how that particular images was created. I hope that these write-ups enhance your viewing experience.

What else is in it for me?

Apart from signed copies of the book, backers stand to receive limited edition Greeting Cards and museum-quality Canvas and Metallic Prints.

Each greeting card comes with its own envelope
Each greeting card comes with its own envelope

This reward comes with five custom designed 5x7 inch stationery cards that can be used as a greeting cards, thank you notes, or decorations. The cards includes images from the Majestic and Magical book -- both in black and white and in color.

Beautify your home or office with these large Canvas Prints
Beautify your home or office with these large Canvas Prints

Backers may also receive Canvas or Metallic Prints as part of their rewards. Both print options are museum-quality pieces of art, created to last for generations (in favorable viewing conditions). 

The Canvas prints will be shipped to you ready-to-hang, right out of the box. The larger Metallic prints are sold unframed and must be framed before hanging. 

The quality of both of these print options is truly amazing and over the last 3 years of selling various sizes of both, I've never had a customer complaint or return. On the contrary, customer consistently report successful deliveries and they're amazed by the color details and lifelike quality.

Rewards

In order to receive these limited edition items and to enjoy the Kickstarter special pricing, you must pledge to support this project. I've tried to include rewards that suit many different types of supporters:

  • Individual art lovers
  • Families
  • Offices or workplaces

Look through the list carefully to find a price-point that is comfortable for you:

Pledge $2 - 3 phone backgrounds from the Majestic and Magical book. 

Pledge $10 - Majestic and Magical eBook and 3 phone backgrounds from the book. 

Pledge $25 - 5 Greeting Cards, the Majestic and Magical eBook and 3 phone backgrounds ('The Supporter Pack').

Pledge $49 - A signed copy of the Majestic and Magical hardcover photo-book (early bird special).

Pledge $59 - A signed copy of the Majestic and Magical hardcover photo-book (no early bird discount).

Pledge $79 - A signed copy of Majestic and Magical and the Supporter Pack.

Pledge $129 - Two signed copies of Majestic and Magical and the Supporter Pack.

Pledge $199 (perfect for the art collector) - A signed copy of Majestic and Magical, your choice between a 20x30 inch Metallic Photographic Print OR a 16x24 inch Canvas Print and the Supporter Pack

Pledge $269 (share with your family) - Five signed copies of Majestic and Magical and the Supporter Pack.

Pledge $399 (decorate your home) - Two signed copies of Majestic and Magical, your choice between a 32x48 inch Canvas Print OR a 30x72 inch Metallic Print, and the Supporter Pack.

Pledge $699 (share with your entire office) - Ten signed copies of Majestic and Magical, your choice between a 32x48 inch Canvas Print OR a 30x72 inch Metallic Print, and the Supporter Pack

Pledge $999 (a private tour) - Come with me to one of the locations from the book and we'll create images together! Then, over dinner, ask me anything you like... personal projects, photography, Dominica... anything! You'll also get two copies of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book, a 32x48 inch Canvas Print and the Supporter Pack.

How will the money be spent?

Presenting photos in the best way possible through print and then getting those books to Dominica is very expensive. Almost 70% of the money I receive will go towards printing. 

Given that book printing is central to this project, choosing a printing partner was an important decision I made early on. My research led me to a printer based in Michigan in the United States, with printing facilities in China. 

The head of the company (with whom I'm in constant contact) has 30 years experience in the art book printing industry, and has designed, engineered and managed more than 8000 printing projects during that time. I have complete confidence in their ability to deliver a quality product on the agreed upon timeline.

What happens if you get more money than you asked for?

My funding goal is $16,000. This just about covers printing and shipping 1,000 copies of Majestic and Magical. 

More funding means more book orders to fulfill and more perks (greeting cards, photographic prints, etc.) to send out to backers, like yourself. So, for the most part, that's where the extra funds will go to.

However, if this project is funded above and beyond my initial goal, I have a plan for the extra dollars:

How do I get in touch with you?

Here's my website - www.yuriajonesphotography.com. I post new articles there regularly and I currently have a 32 week photography challenge that you may be interested in. Read about it on my blog, here.

You can send me emails directly from the Contact page or directly, to this address: hello@yuriajonesphotography.com.

I'm also very active on both my Facebook pages: Yuri A. Jones Photography and Embrace Dominica.

Final words...

This project means a lot to me, not just because it's my first photo-book, but because I truly believe that it could significantly impact Dominica's visibility on an international level.

If you're not able to pledge money towards the project, please share it all over your social media channels so that everyone you know finds out about it. 

Please remember this: Kickstarter is "all or nothing", meaning that if the project does not succeed, the book will not be published.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Majestic and Magical. Happy Pledging!

Risks and challenges

The book is ready to be printed: I have completed the design, layout, proofreading and editing of all text and images.

There's no financial risk to you, the backer. Your credit/debit card will not be charged unless the project is fully funded through this Kickstarter campaign.

Like I mentioned before, the company I am working with to produce the book is US based, but their printing facilities are in China. This is where the majority of books that are printed in large quantities are produced.

The only foreseeable risks and challenges that could potentially delay delivery of the final product to you would be related to the shipment of the books overseas (ie. a customs inspection that delays the containers), or if there were an error in the printing process that warranted a reprint of the books to be done.

In the case of such delays, you will be notified at once and given updates on the status of the books as often as I receive them from the print lab.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    3 Phone Backgrounds

    Thank You! Receive 3 phone backgrounds featuring images from the Majestic and Magical book.

    You'll also be added to the Proud Backers page on my website as a big Thank You for supporting this project.

    Includes:
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The eBook

    You'll receive the digital eBook of 'Majestic and Magical: Come Explore the Nature Isle.'

    You will also receive 3 phone backgrounds and your name will be added to the Proud Backers page on my website as a big Thank You for supporting this project.

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    The Supporter Pack

    A selection of 5 images from the book will be printed as a "Kickstarter Exclusive" set of 5x7 inch cards. Printed on professional photo paper, these cards will be come in handy during the upcoming holidays.

    You will also receive the Majestic and Magical eBook, 3 phone backgrounds and your name will be added to the Proud Backers page on my website as a big Thank You for supporting this project.

    * $40 retail value
    ** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    The Book (Early Bird Special)

    EARLY BIRD! Get one beautiful, 145-page, signed hardcover copy of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book.

    Pledge now to take advantage of the "Early Bird Special." The book won't be available at this price outside of Kickstarter.

    * $75 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book to Backers in Dominica

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 33 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    The Book

    This is what you're here for! Get one beautiful, 145-page, signed hardcover copy of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book.

    The book won't be available at this price outside of Kickstarter.

    * $75 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the book to Backers in Dominica

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $79 or more About $79

    The Book + The Supporter Pack

    Get one beautiful, 145-page, signed hardcover copy of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book, and the Supporter Pack.

    * $115 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book to Backers in Dominica
    *** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $129 or more About $129

    2 Books + The Supporter Pack

    SHARE WITH A FRIEND! Get two beautiful 145-page, signed hardcover copies of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book, and the Supporter Pack.

    * $190 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book to Backers in Dominica
    *** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    The Book + 1 Print + The Supporter Pack

    FOR THE ART COLLECTOR! Get one beautiful, 145-page, signed hardcover copy of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book and...

    Your choice between a 20x30 inch Metallic Photographic Print (ships worldwide) OR a 16x24 inch Canvas Print (ships to the USA and Canada) of one of my best images from the book.

    You'll also get the Supporter Pack!

    * $260 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book to Backers in Dominica
    *** FREE shipping of Canvas and Metallic Photographic Prints
    **** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    • 20x30 inch Metallic Print OR 16x24 inch Canvas Print
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $269 or more About $269

    5 Books + The Supporter Pack

    THE FAMILY FAVORITE! Get FIVE beautiful, 145-page, signed hardcover copies of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book.

    Keep one and share the remaining copies with your family! You will also receive Supporter Pack.

    * $400 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book and Cards to Backers in Dominica
    *** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $399 or more About $399

    2 Books + 1 Print + The Supporter Pack

    HOME DECOR EDITION! Get two copies of the 'Majestic and Magical' hardcover art book for your home and one my largest prints!

    A 32x48 inch Canvas Print (ships to the USA or Canada only) OR a 30x72 inch Metallic Print (ships worldwide).

    You will also receive the Supporter Pack.

    * $600 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book to Backers in Dominica
    *** FREE shipping of Canvas and Metallic Photographic Prints
    **** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    • 32x48 inch Canvas or 30x72 inch Metallic Print
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $699 or more About $699

    10 Books + 1 Print + The Supporter Pack

    OFFICE EDITION! Get TEN copies of the 'Majestic and Magical' hardcover art book to share with your office-mates as well as a beautiful piece of art to beautify your working environment.

    A 32x48 inch Canvas Print (ships to the USA and Canada) OR a 30x72 Metallic Print (ships worldwide).

    You will also receive the Supporter Pack.

    * $1175 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book to Backers in Dominica
    *** FREE shipping of Canvas and Metallic Photographic Prints
    **** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • 10× Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    • 32x48 inch Canvas or 30x72 inch Metallic Print
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $999 or more About $999

    A Private Tour

    Come with me to one of the locations from the book and we'll create images together! Then, over dinner, ask me anything you like... personal projects, photography, Dominica... anything!

    You'll also get two copies of the 'Majestic and Magical' photo-book, a 32x48 inch Canvas Print and the Official Supporter Pack.

    * $1500 retail value
    ** FREE delivery of the Book to Backers in Dominica
    *** FREE worldwide shipping of the Greeting Cards

    Includes:
    • Majestic and Magical Signed Book
    • 32x48 inch Canvas Print
    • 5 Greeting Cards
    • Majestic and Magical eBook
    • 3 Phone Backgrounds
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)