On to publication of the Thebaid Book in Spring 2019!
This update serves as a special ‘Thank you’ to our dozens of dear supporters, for propelling the North American Thebaid Project to the threshold of its goal, the publication of the large-format, photographic coffee table book, due in Spring 2019 from St Tikhon’s Monastery Press, South Canaan PA.
In the coming weeks and months I’ll be deeply engaged in photo editing and book design, sending files back and forth with the design team at St. Tikhon’s Press, and working closely with our pre-press partners at Four Colour Print Group in Louisville and FCI Digital in Dayton, as we work to fulfill our goal of creating an inspiring, museum-quality photo book. We can’t wait to get it into your hands!
St Tikhon’s Press announces the Thebaid Book to over 20,000 readers
St Tikhon’s Monastery Press chose to announce their role as publisher of the Thebaid book through a statement in their 2019 Liturgical Calendar, which features fourteen full-color images from the Thebaid Project.
Covering over a dozen Orthodox monasteries across America, from several of the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions and archdioceses here, this beautiful calendar has now been distributed to hundreds of parish churches, reaching an audience of over 20,000, who began using this unique liturgical calendar on January 1 of the New Year.
We are deeply grateful for St. Tikhon’s Press and their public endorsement of the Thebaid Project. You can order the St Tikhon’s 2019 Liturgical Calendar direct from STM Press…
Thebaid Online Store open for business
Also this past autumn we launched our new Thebaid Online Store, which enables easy pre-order of the Thebaid book, powered by the robust security of PayPal.
With the launch of the Thebaid Store, it is time to officially close our GoFundMe Campaign, which joins our highly successful Indiegogo campaign as one of the keys to the success of this unique, multi-year photographic pilgrimage.
We still greatly appreciate your prayers and help in spreading the word about the Thebaid Book! Tell your friends and family and share on Facebook about the North American Thebaid.
Supporters can easily pre-order the North American Thebaid photo book ahead of its Spring 2019 publication date through our Thebaid Store.
The same options for pre-ordering the book that we offered on our Indiegogo and GoFundMe crowdfunding sites are available through the Thebaid Online Store:
• Deluxe Limited Edition in Bonded Leather, signed and numbered, also with a signed & matted fine art print from the Thebaid Project — $275. (Quantity discounts available.)
Significant Pre-Orders pave the way for a successful Book Launch
We have been thrilled by the response to the Thebaid Project! To date, we’ve had over a hundred pre-orders for the Standard Edition of the book, and over three dozen for the Deluxe Limited Edition. This affirms our hope that we are contributing a beautiful and worthwhile work to the Orthodox faithful of North America, one which may also draw seekers to the Orthodox Church and to her monastic life.
Notes for Supporters:
Our heartfelt thanks to each of you, our supporters, for your contributions! You helped make possible this unique, photographic pilgrimage to over thirty Orthodox Christian monasteries in North America.
As a reminder, supporters will receive their copies of the book (and, if they qualify, their signed and matted fine-art prints) in advance of general retail distribution.
Thank you again for your interest in the North American Thebaid! Proceed to the Thebaid Online Store for more info, full book and fine-art print specifications, and to pre-order the Thebaid Book.
* NOTE REGARDING TAX DEDUCTIONS:
The North American Thebaid is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Association. A significant proportion of your contributions via our Indiegogo and GoFundMe sites are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be emailed to supporters in the coming days. (Pre-orders made through the Thebaid Store are not tax-deductible.) Thank you!