Monday, November 21, 2011

Cover and Pre-Registration

Sue Campbell, our book designer extraordinaire, has completed a mock-up of the cover. Doesn't it look outstanding!

Plus, Sue has finished the first round of the design and has provided the comps to Elle and me to review.  We are reading through them right now.  There are some donor logos that need to be provided with a higher resolution, and some copyright matters to be resolved.  But, for the most part, we are VERY close to being ready to go to the printer.

We are beginning the process of gathering pre-publication book reservations.  While this process probably will not influence the quantity of books we will print -- expecting to print 500 -- this will assure that those who sign up early are assured to get a book if sales exceed expectations.  So, if you would like to reserve a copy, this form has been created to tell the details.  Just send me an email ( with your contact info (name, email address, phone number) and we will notify you when the books are ready for sale.  The price will be $35.00 each.  We are expecting the books to be ready in February.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

More Great News! Sponsorships

We reached the place where seeking sponsorships has come to an end.  And, we exceeded our expectations!  Due to the generosity of people and organizations in the Boulder area that share our passion for helping others, we are able to get this project to publication without financial concerns.

A big THANKS to our major sponsors, all of whom will be recognized in the book:

  • Boulder Valley Rotary Club - A vibrant group that shares lunch each Tuesday with engaging speakers and a true camaraderie.  Hunger and homelessness in our community are top focus areas.
  • CI International - A training and professional development firm that offers consulting, workshops, and coaching solutions to fuel exceptional performance throughout organizations.
  • Community Foundation - Established in 1991 to encourage philanthropy and create opportunities to improve the quality of life in Boulder County, it has granted more than $43 million to non-profit groups since then.
  • DMPage Images - A Niwot studio specializing in portrait, wedding and fine art photography.  We captured all the photographs in the book.
  • International Baccalaureate Programme of Niwot High School - A rigorous course of study designed to meet the academic needs of highly motivated secondary students and to promote international mindedness.
  • Rotary Club of Niwot - A dynamic group of professionals devoted to serving both the local and international communities.  The club meets weekly to support projects that promote the common good, and has fun doing it.
  • Urban Mattress - A locally owned and family operated business that seeks to provide the best service, prices and products available while supporting the community at large.

As a result of these fine major sponsors, all the expenses of the design and production of the book will be paid.  Therefore, all the money from sales of the books can go to the work of Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow (BOHO) and the Bridge House (formerly the Carriage House Community Table) without the need to pay extra expenses.  This is a great milestone to reach!