Few simple facts - 193 artists are in the print book (but remember, ebook is on its way and all 523 are in!) - 200 pages long - This version is only available for the next 10 days, and will not be sold ever again - Limited Edition is printed on fine art paper, and includes tipped-in print, made to museum standards - Limited Edition will ship in early March - All net profits go to Kiva.
Kiva......MUCH MUCH better. To be completely honest...the reason I did not submit anything is because of the original sponsor. I have been doing humanitarian photography for too long to know the negatives of the "big" NGO's out there. Small and unique is where it is at....
I just ordered the Limited Edition book +Ivan Makarov!! I am super excited to see the finished product and have such a stunning book in my collection. Thanks again for all your hard work and tenacity my friend, you are totally awesome!!
Very Impressive result.Congratulations to all of you worked hard on this project and also to all the photographers participated. One simple thought +Ivan Makarov .Why not have the promotional images in HiRes so as we can print them individually and be able to promote via this way also?
+Ivan Makarov nice job, I finally got on the site. Very well laid out, if it is possible maybe you could add the other images from the book in the home page slide show. (if it doesn't bog it down) I'm going to go share the page now and think everyone should do the same. It can only help to spread the word and get this out there among the masses on G+ to create more possible revenue for the charity. Lets make it VIRAL! GREAT JOB EVERYONE +++++
Fantastic work +Ivan Makarov!! - and fast!!! Just a thought, maybe it should be more apparent on the web-page for the book that it is a charity project, and include Kiva's logo? One of the first things you should see, at least in the "about the book" section..
I agree with +Colby Brown Kiva is so much better than the previous charity. They have a horrible track record in regards to international adoption issues. Another good charity for future consideration is one I've donated to for six years: www.heifer.org
Yes I am happy to hear that the charity was changed myself, however it is always good to give what you can throughout the year to the charity of your choice. I give to http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org which was in the original discussion of a possible charity for this project. We will have to wait and see for the 2012 version. ;-)
Excellent job +Ivan Makarov and what a beautiful book and such a great cause. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and to all of the people who contributed their time to this project I am thankful. Proud to be a contributor as well and can't wait for it to arrive.
It looks wonderful! And Kiva is a GREAT org. Thanks, +Ivan Makarov and to everyone else involved in putting this together. It's a great example of what can be done when people unite for a worthwhile cause. Can't wait to get my copy.
+Ivan Makarov I am beyond amazed at how quickly and efficiently you've pulled this off and I must thank you personally for including my image in the print version and it's thumbnail on the cover! You've made my day!
+Kerry Murphy+Francesco Di Vita thanks for bringing this. fixed a number of issues - I guess Wordpress didn't like spaces and there were present in some links. Will definitely approach data gathering differently next year
Hi Ivan. My website is www.fdvphoto.com, it is right but it is linked to the wrong artist name (Francesco Gola). Clicking on Francesco Gola, in the print book artists page, you are redirected to my website.
Thanks so much +Ivan Makarov and all the other volunteers who pulled this fantastic project together so rapidly. I'm so happy to be included in the book, but even more so to be associated with you wonderful people.
+Ivan Makarov this just made the "What's Hot" list too here. Very cool everyone for sharing this and getting it out to the masses for a good cause. Hopefully it will raise some nice charitable funds and people can enjoy a nice keepsake from the "original" Plus One Collection
+Ivan Makarov I just did a quick count off of just what people said in the comments here and there is at least 19 pre-orders. It would be cool if you gave us an update maybe once a day of how it's doing as far as sales? If that is at all possible for you. (I know that you have nothing better to do right?) lol ;-)
+Zach Eggert From the information about this book: " It will be large landscape version (11"x13"), printed on uncoated fine art paper, with a certificate of authenticity, with each copy numbered.
On top of it, each limited edition book will come with a complimentary fine art print, printed on archival paper to museum standards. Print will be of one of the photographs you will find in the book."
We'll release the standard version, which will be priced in double digits, with just $10 markup over cost, with all profits going to charity, of course. Size will be standard landscape (10"x 8") "
+Joe Vallee+Zach Eggert paper will indeed be much better. Standard paper for Blurb is pretty good too - but for Limited Edition, it'll be printed on fine art paper. Big difference when papers are compared.
Two other big differences - Limited Edition comes with a fine art print. Second, contribution to charity is five times bigger than standard edition.
+Ivan Makarov You and +Andy Lee have done an amazing job of not only thinking this through, but engaging the community in the plans. Last time I looked, there was the print edition and the e-book. The LE is brilliant as in initial offer. I have a couple of artists' LE's with tipped-in prints on fine paper, and they are something to cherish.
Got it +Ivan Makarov. Just so I don't look too daft, I saw the message on the 22nd and then nothing until the 4th of February. Seems to have gone alright after that. We really need a better solution at G+ more message distribution. Or maybe a notify button that's over 100! Great job with the book! So glad to hear your have sold more than you thought already!
+Kate Church yea, notification system is buggy. For that reason I have email sent to me every time someone mentions me, otherwise I miss everything. But on days like today, my email is getting killed!
+Ivan Makarov , a quick question (no rush, I know you're swamped with other questions!) but just wondering how long the "standard" edition will remain available for purchase? The reason I ask is because I'm planning to get a couple of copies, and then will show them to friends and colleagues and recommend that that they buy a copy for themselves as well. Will the standard version be available for purchase throughout the year?
+Jeff M: I see the same thing. +Ivan Makarov: Will there be a photo mosaic of all the artists in the print version as you previously thought might happen? Also, thanks for the info on the LE book vs. other books. Like I said, I'm new to the photography world and don't know that much yet.
I was out of pocket and missed this post when it hit. Shame on me. +Ivan Makarov Thanks for: the idea, thinking BIG, putting in so many hours of work, sticking with it, being fast, changing the charity, collaborating, sharing and being such an example for this community. I just ordered my LE book, and got 2 others o order it as well. Can't wait for it to arrive and am honored to be included in the LE book!