Risks and challenges
With the entire book already completed and ready to go, the final challenge is gathering funds for the high-end, archival printing on a lithographic press. Unlike popular, print-on-demand, digital books - which vary widely in quality from page to page, and book to book – printing with a lithographic press offers the highest quality archival book at less than half the price, with a minimum order of 500 books required to begin the process (details listed below). Each copy will be signed and numbered.
In keeping with the Occupy movement's redefinition of how-things-can-get-done, I am reaching out to individuals in search of funds that will allow me to finish - it will be the ultimate proof of the power of people working together. So please, after you purchase your copies, persuade a friend to do the same.
The book will be printed by a publisher dedicated to green, environmentally conscious technology. This meticulous process requires three months from the date of funding.
500 books - minimum order for high-end, archival printing on a lithographic press
$38,305 - printing cost for 500 books /572 pages ($76.61 ea)
$925.00 - 500 mailing cartons ($1.85 ea)
$10,000 - shipping for 500 books (9 pounds @ $20.00 ea)
$4,430.70 - California 9% sales tax
$53,660.70 - subtotal
$5,366.07 - 5% Kickstarter fees and 5% Amazon fees
no charge - 3,000 hours photography, processing, printing, book design and layout (100% completed and ready to print)
$59,026.77 - final total
Many thanks for reserving this first edition volume of The Occupy Portraits, and for considering donation of an additional copy to a library, institution, or organization of your choice. (Please view rewards for your extra, bonus print - and all activists photographed, please email me to receive your free print, as promised.)
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