MOVEMBER IS NOT OVER!!!! @THEBEARDBOOK THE PRINT VERSION IS FINALLY HERE!!! A HUGE 478 PAGE BEARD BOOK OF OVER 100 MEN AND THEIR STORIES FOR BREAST AND TESTICULAR CANCER CHARITIES!
It’s been 3 years in the making and we want to thank everyone for their patience and support.
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Our main goal is to get sales going so we can donate to the charities with the proceeds from the book. We are very EXCITED! This project is finally getting to the fun stuff of sales, donating to charity, gallery shows, and getting all of the Beards together again!
This book has been the most challenging and rewarding project I have ever done! Every possible setback happened including computers dying, the external hard drive with the book on it failing and having to pay handsomely to luckily get it recovered, to file errors, to ftp errors, to… You name it… It happened! Right down to the bitter finish line… In the last 2-3 weeks working together with our designer Tasso and the Lulu representative that loved our project so much she made it her mission to help us get this book out there… I have barely slept and have been sick w/ two different flu’s trying to get the book out during Movember! But… WE DID NOT GIVE UP FOR 3 YEARS! WE DID IT! YAY! (I still have not slept yet since Monday night and now I am too excited to sleep!)
We want to thank all of our supporters for your faith and patience! We couldn’t have done it without you! Also thank you to my husband Justin Sandler for all of the book text editing and to Tasso our book designer that designed over 478 beautiful pages and is next week working on the director’s cut edition!
I also have to organize a gallery opening. WHEW! I have my hands FULL! That too will be news in the coming near future (crossing fingers) please let me know if any of you can volunteer and/or help in some way.
Bearded Blessings From Photographer: Mary Lou Sandler, Text Editor: Justin Sandler, and Book Designer: ‘Tasso Art’
CAMPAIGN PERKS UPDATES: For those that purchased a campaign perk of a director’s cut of The Beard Book this going to take a bit longer. We had to self-publish the first edition of the book which is VERY costly. And we did not raise enough funds through our campaign to cover all of our costs. While the full version of the book is now on sale, we are going to need a little more time to finish up the director’s cut. Please bear with us, we are working round the clock to get all of this done and we will have your book on its way as soon as we possibly can!
For those of you that purchased an eBook please bear with us as well as we literally just uploaded the print version a couple of hours ago and are still working on the iBook and iNook versions as well as designing a new website for the book sales.
For those if you beards IN the book… You will receive as promised a copy of your photos from the shoot but you have to be patient as well due to the fact that I have over 100 men to send photos to as well as do the other online promotions, web design, etc. and I am only one human. Please note that some were confused and thought that they would get a copy of the book. As stated in the photo release you signed it states “you will receive in trade copies of your photos from the book”. If I gave every bearded model a copy of the book that unfortunately would take away from the charities and at the current self-publishing printing price of $147 each book we cannot afford that. (We didn’t even sell the book for that much in our campaign hoping we would make our goal) Thank you for your understanding and I hope that cleared things up. 🙂 Ask for a copy for Christmas and support a great cause 🙂
FYI THIS CURRENT VERSIONS HAS EVERYONE I PHOTOGRAPHED FOR THE BOOK IN IT! I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE ANYONE OUT! (The director’s cut will only have the chosen beards featured in the book.)
Please email me with any further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Hairy Holidays!
Mary Lou Sandler