Since Aug. 2008, I sent free weekly uplifting emails, ArtFull Moments Messages. 100% my original work. Goal: Publish them in books.
I began the ArtFull Moments project in August, 2008 when the recession gathered full force. People were afraid. What could one person do? I combined my fine art photography with my poetry and carefully crafted writing to create messages of empowerment. The resulting ArtFull Moments Messages are beautiful, memorable images combined with the written word to reach people on a deep level. They connect them to their own wisdom, give them a different take on a problem, or even just momentarily free them from worry and rekindle hope and purpose. I emailed these messages free every Wednesday. The response was exciting and very gratifying. People around the world, from all walks of life were finding these messages helpful, inspiring, and uplifting in their lives and for others with whom they shared the messages. Facebook propelled this work to a wider audience.
I have had repeated requests for the images to be available in book form, physical and digital. Rather than trying to choose a print from among the hundreds of images and Messages, people want a collection to view and enjoy.
My project now is to create the first compiled volume. The book will be 100 pages, with about 80 images, plus accompanying text. I am creating the files myself and am working with Create Space, Amazon, and Kindle. The funds will be used for those costs, with, hopefully, some available for promotion.
My web site: http://estrellafineart.com/ArtFull_Moments.php
My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtFullMomentsMessages
Trying to bring this work into the world where it can do the most good is daunting. Progress has been slow, as funds have been limited. I am deeply grateful for any assistance. Thank you for considering this project.
I plan on the books to be 8" x 10", 108 pages, containing 54 ArtFull Moments Messages and accompanying text from the emails, and experiences about the messages. I will begin in August, 2008, at the beginning of the project, so the first volume will be from then through fall, 2009. The Images will all be in color, of course.
Funds will be used for publishing expenses. Fortunately with technology today, it is possible to have books printed "on demand", so that self-publishing costs are much less than in the past. I am creating all of the digital files myself, at great savings. It will cost about $250.00 to have the digital files reviewed to ensure that they will be correct and able to produce the books. Secondly, there is a cost to converting these files into digital "e-book" versions. The company could not quote an exact cost for this, as it depends upon what the printed book turns out to be. I am estimating $300 for this. The cost to electronicall file for copyright regiatration is $35.00. Lastly and most importantly, it is necessary to budget for marketing of the book, i.e., Facebook ads, promotional copies, Amazon.com ads, etc. I am allocating a minimum of $500 for this, initially.
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Receive one signed copy of the book. I am not sure when it will become available, depending upon how long it takes for any funds from Kickstarter to become available to me. If it is ready sooner, I will send it sooner, of course.Estimated delivery:
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Your choice ArtFull Moments Photography fine giclee 12" x 18" image on rag paper, archival inks, matted to 18" x 24" with acid free materials. ArtFull Moments Message hand written on the mat. Retail value $225. Choose from images at www.estrellafineart.com or email pdf catalogueEstimated delivery:
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Framed ArtFull Moments giclee, archival materials. From existing stock. Will email selection. Retail Value $325.00 to $425.00Estimated delivery:
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