A Breast and Testicular Cancer Charity Book Project www.thebeardbook.org

A Breast and Testicular Cancer Charity Book Project www.thebeardbook.org

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The Beard Book is a collection of Black & White Photography of Over 100 MEN… their BEARDS… and their STORIES!

The book was conceived in December 2011 and now completed, proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to the The Keep-A-Breast Foundation www.keep-a-breast.org as well as the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center – Foundation for Testicular Cancer Research www.cancer.iu.edu

Creator / Photographer: Mary Lou Sandler ~ Text and Editing: Justin Sandler ~ Book Layout Design: Tasso

“The Beard Book” is the 1st in a series of charity based books from 3 Cubed Studios, LLC & photographer Mary Lou Sandler.

Stay tuned for more info: www.3cubedstudios.com and www.thebeardbook.org

Donate to help with book printing and gallery show production costs.
Proceeds from the book and gallery sales goes directly to our charities.
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BUY THE BOOK!
Our NEW Online Book Store for the The Beard Book is here!

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Now in 3 Different Versions including an eBook!
3 Different ways to SUPPORT!
3 Different ways to BE BEARDLY!
Buy the book to help support Breast and Testicular Cancer! 

IT’S OFFICIAL! Here is the FLYER and LINK to our FIRST photography gallery show showcasing our Cancer Charity Project, The Beard Book on 6/5/2014 in Los Angeles, CA (Silverlake)! BUY TICKETS via this link! http://rawartists.org/3cubedstudios

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Our NEW Online Book Store!

Our NEW Online Book Store for the The Beard Book is here!
www.lulu.com/spotlight/thebeardbook

Now in 3 Different Versions including an eBook!
3 Different ways to SUPPORT!
3 Different ways to BE BEARDLY!
Buy the book to help support Breast and Testicular Cancer!

IT’S OFFICIAL! Here is the FLYER and LINK to our FIRST photography gallery show showcasing our Cancer Charity Project, The Beard Book on 6/5/2014 in Los Angeles! BUY TICKETS via this link! http://rawartists.org/3cubedstudios

 

MOVEMBER IS NOT OVER!!!! @THEBEARDBOOK THE PRINT VERSION IS FINALLY HERE!

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.

PURCHASE THE PRINTED BOOK HERE!
CLICK TO BUY THE PRINTED BEAD BOOK
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

PURCHASE THE EBOOK FOR ONLY $29.95
CLICK TO BUY THE EBOOK BEARD BOOK
Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

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: info@thebeardbook.org

Happy Hairy Holidays!

Mary Lou Sandler

THE BEARD BOOK IS DONE!!!

3 YEARS IN THE MAKING… WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE BEARD BOOK IS NOW DONE!!!!!!! JUST GOT OFF SKYPE WITH OUR DESIGNER, TASSO AND IT IS FINALLY FINISHED! MORE UPDATES COMING VERY SOON! THOSE OF YOU THAT DONATED WITH DIGITAL BOOKS AS PART OF YOUR PERKS WILL GO OUT ASAP. WE DID NOT MAKE ENOUGH $$ TO PRINT THE 400+ PAGE BOOKS YET BUT WE ARE NOT GIVING UP! ONLINE SALES WILL START ASAP. FROM THOSE SALES A PERCENTAGE WILL GO TO THE PRINTING OF THE BOOKS AND THE OTHER PERCENTAGE WILL GO TO THE CANCER CHARITIES. WE WILL ALSO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON ALL OF THE OTHER PERKS PURCHASED BEING FILLED AND OUR GALLERY OPENING WHICH IS LOOKING LIKE MID TO LATE NOVEMBER JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT! MARY LOU SANDLER, JUSTIN SANDLER, AND TASSO 

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The Beard Book UPDATE:

The Beard Book UPDATE:

We have acquired The Grand Opening Gallery Space for The Beard Book, a DJ for the opening, a gallery art prints printer, a book printer, a book agent / lawyer, and a media wall (those that would like to be advertising sponsors please email us info@thebeardbook.org) I just got back my hard drive a few days ago. I almost lost 8 years of photography but they saved it. I have been working on it this week as much as time allows and then it’s giving my notes to our designer as soon as I get them done. Then it is final designs and print. We are doing this as fast as we can when our volunteer time allows so thank you for your patience and understanding of the date changes. Thank you to www.MobileGaming2Go.com for fixing the hard drive at a very reasonable cost, Thank you Canvas Shop for the gallery space, printing, and book printing leads! Thank you to those that have donated. We are trying our best with only less than half of the needed funds raised. We have surrounded ourselves with some pretty amazing gifts and volunteerism to help make this happen! If any of you are interested in helping volunteer for the cancer charity The Beard Book grand opening gallery event please email us at info@thebeardbook.org asap!

Bearded Blessings,

Mary Lou Sandler, Justin Sandler, 3 Cubed Studios, LLC and The Beard Book

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The Beard Book Update! Good News and Possibly Bad News…

The Beard Book Update! Good News and Possibly Bad News…

THE GOOD NEWS!! We acquired a book agent and a lawyer. He sent our very hard to do and detailed professional book proposal that was made by Justin Sandler (after having to read a whole book on how to build a book proposal and was very particular) Our agent/lawyer approved it perfect and it was sent to a bunch of major book publishers last week. We have also acquired a gallery for The Beard Book art show / fundraiser and a printer for the gallery pieces and… we have a lead on a local book printer all thanks to Jon-Ryan Alan Riggins and Canvas Shop!!!! Check out their NEW LOCATION 500 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90004 (213) 986-3503 www.CanvasShop.com

The “Possible” Bad News… The external hard drive that has ALL OF MY PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS INCLUDING “THE BEARD BOOK” is no longer working so I am working on a solution to the problem. I have all of the retouched bearded photos that are going into the book backed up on a server but I no longer have the original photo shoot which sucks for the beards in the book. I did however pick out my favorites from the shoot and have already retouched all of those photos (Over 500 retouched bearded photos are on the server backup) so the Bearded Models will at least get those photos “when the book is released” (If I cannot retrieve the original files off of this failed drive) I also have to redesign the postcards and such because they were on the same hard drive unfortunately… OK that’s the update!! We should have everything done, indiegogo perks out, “self published” book out (print and online), gallery prints, gallery opening, etc. done and ready to launch by the end of March 2013! YAY!!!

This journey has been awesome! Thank you for your patience and contributions! Now the real fun and more cancer fundraising begins! Bearded Blessings to You from Mary Lou ♥

If you would like to Contribute to Our Cancer Charity Project you still can via our PayPal Account… 

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RIP Ned Wertimer ~ Our Bearded Brother

The Beard Book announces the passing of one of our own Ned Wertimer http://huff.to/13h0G4I via @HuffPostCeleb

RIP Ned Wertimer you were a pleasure to photograph for our Cancer Charity Book. Your legacy lives on! Thank you for the memories and the smiles! Bearded Blessings from Photographer Mary Lou Sandler, Editor Justin Sandler and Book Designer Tasso ~ www.thebeardbook.org

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RIP Ned Wertimer ~ Our Bearded Brother

FINAL BEARD BOOK CAMPAIGN UPDATE!

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Final Indiegogo Beard Book Campaign

01/05/2013: THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN’T MAKE OUR $11,000.00 GOAL WE DID GREAT! OUR CAMPAIGN RAISED $6,097.00! PLUS $670.00 IN PRIVATE DONATIONS TOTALING $6,767.00! AFTER SOME DONATION CANCELLATIONS BY CONTRIBUTORS AND FEES FROM INDIEGOGO AND PAYPAL OUR FINAL CAMPAIGN TOTAL WAS $5,669.76! GO TEAM BEARD! I AM SO HAPPY AND PROUD OF EVERYONE FOR WORKING SO HARD ON OUR CAMPAIGN! IF YOU MISSED THE CHANCE TO DONATE YOU CAN STILL SEND US SOME LOVE AT WWW.THEBEARDBOOK.ORG THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! XOXO FROM PHOTOGRAPHER, MARY LOU SANDLER AND TEAM

UPDATE: We will be keeping all of you updated in our progress. The funds take 14 business days to hit our account. Then we will fulfill as many perks as we can “if” and when the final book designs are done. The gallery opening is TBD as we have printing and organizing to do. Now the good hard work begins! Yay! So, give us a few months for that process. Thank you! Much Love and Bearded Blessings from Mary Lou Sandler and Team

YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF OUR BEARD BOOK VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE PAGE WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/THEBEARDBOOK

The Beard Book – A Breast and Testicular Cancer Charity Project

The Beard Book is a collection of black & white, fine art photography of over 100 men, their beards, and their stories.  Proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to the The Keep-A-Breast Foundation www.keep-a-breast.org as well as the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center – Foundation for Testicular Cancer Research www.cancer.iu.edu.

The Beard Book began as an inspired idea to create photographic art of a popular yet often misunderstood culture.  Facial hair is grown for many reasons and The Beard Book set out to capture the creativity and celebration of this masculine mystique.  The beard has been around for a long, long time.  Throughout history, men often sported spectacular beards and mustaches and dressed with pride and care.  At the turn of the last century, beards were very popular; in modern times, they are the exception rather than the rule.  Today, many men wear their facial hair in honor of those that came before them, while others have ushered in a new era of facial hair fashion. Additionally, we now have facial hair growing world championships, a reality show about the warring of whiskers and competition in this hairy sport, the huge bearded nation gay culture, documentary films, and even ‘The Whiskerinas’ (USA Women’s Beard & Moustache Society).  The Beard Book is comprised of Bearded Gents from all walks of life including several celebrities and beard growing champions.  It is a collection of beautiful photography as well as a personal interest piece as we get to learn what having a beard means to our facial hair endowed models.

The book is officially now in it’s final layout stage before publishing.  Much help is still needed to launch this amazing project, however.

Please donate to The Beard Book:  http://www.indiegogo.com/thebeardbook
The campaign ends at midnight on December 31st. Take advantage of some great perks.  Thank you!

01/01/2013 ~ UPDATE: THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN’T MAKE OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN GOAL WE DID GREAT! OUR CAMPAIGN DOESN’T SHOW IT YET BUT WE RAISED OVER $6,000! I AM SO HAPPY AND PROUD OF EVERYONE FOR WORKING SO HARD ON OUR CAMPAIGN! IF YOU MISSED THE CHANCE TO DONATE YOU CAN STILL SEND US SOME LOVE BY CLICKING THE DONATION BUTTON BELOW. THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We will be keeping all of you updated in our progress. The funds take 14 business days to hit our account. Then we will fulfill as many perks as we can “if” and when the final book designs are done. The gallery opening is TBD as we have printing and organizing to do. Give us a few months for that process. Thank you!

Much Love and Bearded Blessings from Mary Lou

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Over 100 MEN… their BEARDS… and their STORIES! A Breast and Testicular Cancer Charity Book.