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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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