Capture Minnesota Book Update
We have a few Capture Minnesota book updates for you...
Here's something truly astounding: we wrapped up the Capture Minnesota book phase with an incredible 95,934 photo submissions, 4,542,131 votes, 383,778 loves and 264,260 comments. In every way, the Capture Minnesota community exceeded our expectations. Thanks to you all!
It's a real treat putting the Capture Minnesota book together with so many talented local photographers contributing so many great photos of Minnesota. We are hard at work on laying out the pages now and each new page is turning out beautifully. As we start to finalize the layout and turn our attention to the promotion and sale of the book, there are a few things you should be aware of.
First, the pre-sale discount on the Capture Minnesota book is set to expire soon. We'll post another update when we are down to a matter of hours left on the discount, but why wait? Buy your copies now while it's just $29.95 ($10 off)!
Second, we want to be sure you are up to speed on what to expect in terms of notification of selection for publication in the book. Once we wrap up the final proof and send the files off to press, we will notify selected photographers by awarding a badge for each published photographer. This also sends out an email if you've opted to get badge notifications in your user settings. We anticipate this will happen on or around March 13, 2012.
Once the published photographer badges have been awarded, it's a test of patience for everyone (us included) as we wait for the finished books to roll off the presses. We will be counting down the days! After the book is released we will award published photo badges to each specific photo that was selected for publication. The reason we award published photographer badges first then award published photo badges after release is simple: to build anticipation for the release of the book!
Speaking of release, we are excited to announce there will be a release party for the Capture Minnesota book! We are still finalizing the details, but make plans to be in the Twin Cities area at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st! The release party will be the first time anyone gets their hands on the book and will also be a great opportunity to meet fellow Capture Minnesota users you've come to know online over the past several months.
As soon as we have more details on the release event we will let you know. We'll also keep you updated on the timing of badges, discount expirations and anything else book related that might pop up. In the meantime, keep submitting great Minnesota photography and vote to help find the best of the best!