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I will print and bind 900 books in 9 days; 9 titles in paper, hardcover and clamshell copies. All books will be hand bound.
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With your help, I will print and bind 900 books, consisting of 100 copies each of 9 titles.  Each title will be limited to 64 paperback copies, 26 signed hardcover copies and 10 signed hardcover copies to be housed in a custom clamshell case. 

To do this, I will take a 9 day vacation from my job and will work from before dawn to well after dusk every day to get the massive undertaking complete by the 9th day.

All 900 books will be laser printed on high quality text paper.  The covers will be letterpress printed in several colors on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.  Each book will be between 28 and 32 pages and will measure about 4.25" x 5.5".  All copies will be pamphlet sewn and the hardcovers will be quarter bound in cloth over boards. The books will contain poetry, short stories, and art. 

I need the funds to buy the paper, book board, and book cloth to make this project happen.    

Thank you for helping to fund this project and supporting the arts.

Authors to be included in this series:

  • Soheyl Dahi - Always Love Always War (poetry)
  • Henry Denander (watercolors)
  • Jack Hirschman (arcanes)
  • Rebecca Schumejda - From Seed to Sin (poetry) w/art by Hosho McCreesh
  • Scott Wannberg w/ foreword by S.A. Griffin (poetry)
  • F.N. Wright (poetry)
  • Joseph Ridgwell - The Tsanta Expedition (Short Story) w/ cover art by Marc Snyder
  • Marvin Malone - Plains Poems (Poetry & Art)
  • To Be Announced shortly

Bill

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    Your choice of any three paperbacks from the 9 to be published as well as extra items (bookmarks, broadsides) made during the 9 days.

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    Your choice of any one signed hardcover from the 9 to be published as well as extra items (bookmarks, broadsides) made during the 9 days.

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    A full run of the nine paperbacks published as well as extra items (bookmarks, broadsides) made during the 9 days.

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    Your choice of any three hardcovers from the 9 to be published as well as extra items (bookmarks, broadsides) made during the 9 days.

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    A full run of the nine hardcovers published, all signed by the authors as well as extra items (bookmarks, broadsides) made during the 9 days.

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    The Clamshell Edition. You get one of only 10 copies of all 9 hardcover books signed by the authors and housed in a custom made clamshell with letterpress printed cover as well as extra items (bookmarks, broadsides) made during the 9 days.

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    The complete collection. One copy of the clamshell edition, all nine signed hardcovers, all 9 paperback copies as well as assorted items from the production of this project such as lose printing type, make-ready, etc. One copy of everything printed during the 9 days.

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