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A book of inspiring stories of communities coming together to harvest the rain, and how you can do it too!
A book of inspiring stories of communities coming together to harvest the rain, and how you can do it too!
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Back from India and Spanish update

Posted by Lonny Grafman (Creator)
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Hello wonderful Kickstarter book supporters. It has been an exciting last few months on the To Catch the Rain front. We have received some nice press, and more examples of book inspired projects from California, Puerto Rico, Uganda, Kenya and more.  
Book inspired project for Loleta Elementary School - Credit: Times-Standard
Book inspired project for Loleta Elementary School - Credit: Times-Standard

I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to India and meet the famous Dr. Rajendra Singh, aka the water man of India, to exchange books and ideas. I learned a lot and was amazed by his continuing breadth of projects and depth of spirit.  

Exchanging books in Uttar Pradesh, India at the inauguration of a large rainwater project by Dr. Rajendra Singh.
Exchanging books in Uttar Pradesh, India at the inauguration of a large rainwater project by Dr. Rajendra Singh.
Exchanging ideas with Dr. Rajendra Singh, the waterman of India.
Exchanging ideas with Dr. Rajendra Singh, the waterman of India.

 Everyone should have their English books by now. I am happy to say it looks like we only had two shipping hiccups total! 

The Spanish translation has taken longer than we had hoped. We have a great professional translator, but there have been some slowdowns which have been compounded by the fact that (a) I want this translation to be amazing, and (b) my copy-editing in Spanish skills are seriously lacking. In fact, (and this is advice for any other authors being translated) I did not comprehend how much of the copy-editing would be my responsibility. I hear that it is common as an author to care more about your book than anyone else…and therefore need to do the fine-combing yourself. That said, we are very happy with the final translation. Tomorrow it goes to final layout and we will update you by the end of the month. Given what I know now about this process, it mostly likely won’t ship until mid-August, but the digital version will be out before then.

As always, thank you for being on this ride! Please let me know how your projects are doing and please consider writing a review or sharing this projects (http://www.tocatchtherain.org) with others!

Please consider writing a review for the book on Amazon (http://bit.ly/rainreview), Goodreads, or via email with friends!
Please consider writing a review for the book on Amazon (http://bit.ly/rainreview), Goodreads, or via email with friends!
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