About this project
Three years in the making by an international team of experts in Russia, England and the US, this is a 235 page, full color, hardcover book that contains the complete history of the N-1, from its origins as a booster for missions to Mars and Venus to, the abrupt change with a directive from the highest levels of Soviet government to “beat the Americans to the moon!”
It is a complex book printed on coated stock with four-color-separations on each page and fold-out pages showing the missions and hardware details. Using the industry standard of setting the retail price at 8X the production costs (to allow for distributor and retailer markups), this book should sell for $79.95. I would like to be able to sell it for $39.95 to make it affordable to modelers and aerospace history buffs, but the only way to do that is to offset some of the production expenses. That's the purpose of this Kickstarter campaign.
Risks and challenges
This is a very low-risk project. I have been publishing this genre of books for nearly 20 years. The authors and I have waited until the book was essentially complete and ready for the printer before starting this campaign. The only question is what price will go on the cover.
The printer is already primed and ready to receive the files for production, so there is very little doubt that the book and the premiums will be ready by the end of January.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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