About this project
I'm an ordinary guy hoping to create something extraordinary. Capturing the beauty of Pikes Peak in photographs every single day for a year, writing about my experience each day ~ and sharing that with the world in a beautiful coffee table book.
Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan’s Mount Fuji. And over a half million people reach the summit house every year by the Pikes Peak Highway, Barr Trail or the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
My commitment to you ~ to capture the best possible image of Pikes Peak every day for a year starting June 1st, 2010, and publishing a coffee table book.
This isn't something I plan to do, it is something I am doing now and have been doing for over 300 days and will continue until all 365 are completed. Please check out the website at www.MyPeak365.com and become of the fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pikes-Peak-Guy/111394932234311...
How the money raised on Kickstarter will be used: I decided early on in this project to self publish the book, and there are significant costs to going that route. I am only willing to self publish if I can give you a quality book that I will be proud to sell, and you will be proud to own. If I can't raise enough funds to do that, the project wont fund and no money will change hands. That is why I love this all or nothing concept. I either get enough to do it right, or I find another way to do it.
Why self publish instead of sign a book deal with a mainstream publisher? Self publishing will allow me control over the images and gives me the freedom and opportunity to give back to charity, my community and you the fans. And, I get to do something like this where the fans get the chance to own a signed first edition before it ends up in national distribution.
The funds raised through this Kickstarter project will go towards fulfilling the rewards, and funding the book launch.
Thank you for considering supporting my project!
The Pikes Peak Guy
The Fine Print The price of each reward includes shipping and handling. Please keep in mind that the project ends on May 31st, 2011 and it will take time to create and edit the book, and time for the printer to do their job. I will keep you posted on every step of the way but current expectations are that post cards, calendars and books will be ready to ship in October 2011. Canvas prints take about 2 weeks to be created and shipped.
Now go out in the world and do something extraordinary!
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