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My first book, Masculinity went out of print two years after being published. For three years now, many have requested a second edition
My first book, Masculinity went out of print two years after being published. For three years now, many have requested a second edition
883 backers pledged $91,985 to help bring this project to life.

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Masculinity

To date I have published six monograms, coffee table books composed of my photography, male figure studies with a sexy and sometimes erotic edge. My first monogram, Masculinity was released through a small publisher and in limited quantity. The book sold out within a couple of years of its release, and since then I have received many requests for a re-print or a second edition. In this second edition I have made small adjustments. Weaker photos have been replaced with stronger images. However, I have been careful to use only images from the same photo shoots represented in the original book or of the same time period - my earliest work. This second edition is about 90% original to the first edition. At first I was going to print it as a soft cover, but when I received my printing quotes, going hard cover with a dust jacket made more sense. This second edition will be the same size as the first, 13.5 X 10.4 inches, the standard size of all my monograms. It will be 128 pages with a full retail price of $99.

Collector’s Edition

A special edition will be available in a limited quantity of 250 copies. Over the years I have been perfecting these Special Editions, and I now print an image on top of the clothbound cover, which is stamped with foil lettering. The book will fit into a slip case, which is also clothbound with foil lettering. The book will be hand stamped, hand numbered and hand signed. Below is a sample of my Collector’s Edition from 2016. Please note that there is just one book for this project as opposed to the two-book Collector's Edition from 2016.

Collector's Edition from 2016
Collector's Edition from 2016
Sample of signature page
Sample of signature page
View of spine. Please note that for this printing, there is just one book.
View of spine. Please note that for this printing, there is just one book.

Risks and challenges

In a nutshell, if this project funds, there is no reason that I can think of why anyone would not get their pledge reward. The book is already laid out, and I already have quotes from my printer and the shipper. Now all I need are the pledges, so I know how many books to print.

Also, this will be my fourth Kickstarter. I've delivered on all previous projects, so feel free to review them, the comments and the positive feedback.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    Early Bird - One copy of Masculinity

    One hardcover, large scale copy of Masculinity, UNSIGNED

    Only ships within the United States. Sorry I have to subsidize the international postage, and I can't do in on the early bird. For international orders go to next Reward Level. I thank you in advance for your understanding.

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    One copy of Masculinity

    One hardcover, large scale copy of Masculinity, UNSIGNED.

    *International shipping is available. FYI - I am charging about 65% of what my actual postage will be. I want to subsidize the actual cost of shipping in order to make the book available around the world.

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    One copy of Masculinity SIGNED

    One hardcover, large scale copy of Masculinity, HAND SIGNED BY MICHAEL STOKES.

    *International shipping is available. FYI - I am charging about 65% of what my actual postage will be. I want to subsidize the actual cost of shipping in order to make the book available around the world.

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    Collector's Edition - limited to 250

    Receive a Collector's Edition of Masculinity

    1) It will be bound in a cloth cover with foil stamped lettering in a slip case - which will also be clothbound/foil lettering. See photos of a previous Collector's Editions in "About this project."
    2) Only 250 will be printed.
    3) It will have a page indicating that it is a limited edition. It will be hand numbered and hand signed by Michael Stokes.

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    One signed copy and two as gifts!

    This pledge is for those of you who want a signed copy for yourself and then two more unsigned copies as gifts. As well as a bundle, this is a discounted price for three books.

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