From: Judy Thomson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Apr 23, 2022 at 3:59 PM
Subject: Additional money is needed for Garnet Lake history book and how many copies would you buy?
To: Judy Thomson <email@example.com>
Hi dear neighbors and supporters of Garnet Lake,
As you know our neighbor Candace O’Connor has generously volunteered her time to research and write the history of Garnet Lake; an enormous effort on her part for which we are all eternally grateful. Our neighbor Bob Manning has also volunteered his photography and editing help; others, including the Wild Center, the Adirondack Library at Union College, and the Warren County mapping services, have also provided free assistance. Now the book is finished and is being readied for printing; it will be 212 8x10 pages and printed in color. You can go to https://www.garnetlake.org/home/the-lake-and-the-people/candace-oconnor-book to see a video preview of the book.
Through no one’s fault, the volunteer effort to design the book did not materialize. Through donations we have raised $19,723.92 (including $3,000 contributed by GLCA), $15,000 of which has been spent on the design work for the book. This leaves us $4,723.92 for the book printing.
Amount Raised to date $19,723.92
- Cost for design - 15,000
Available for Printing $ 4,723.92
Candace has received quotes from three printers, all of which are very close in price. The price for 300 hard cover, color print books is $16,780. Please note that during the pandemic the cost of paper and printing has at least doubled due to a severe national paper shortage. The cost for 300 soft cover color books is $9,160.
Printing Options Hard Cover Soft Cover
Printing Cost for 300 copies $16,780 $ 9,160
Available Balance $ 4,724 $ 4,724
Amount Needed $12,056 $ 4,436
After much discussion, the Fundraising Committee supports the idea of attempting to fundraise the additional monies needed to print the higher quality book; a book everyone would be proud to have in the bookcase or on their coffee table for years to come.
This puts our target for fundraising the remaining dollars for the printing of the book at $12,056. This request is time sensitive as the printing quotes will expire in a short time, and costs are likely to rise still more. We will be putting on our website in real time how far we are from our target.
If you decide to assist in printing the book, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent. You may send a check marked book donation to GLCA, P.O. 52, Johnsburg NY 12843 or donate via our website, https://www.garnetlake.org/home/the-lake-and-the-people/candace-oconnor-book
And finally, as we close in on the completion of the book, how many books would you commit to buying for yourselves? The price has not been determined, but it will likely be around $40 per book. There will be one printing of the book, making this a limited edition. Please let us know at email@example.com
We are a minuscule population on a minuscule lake and for us to have an author in our midst who is both a great author and a generous one is extremely fortunate. For us to have a published high-quality book of our own tiny community history is going to necessarily be very pricey. It is a luxury.
Finally, THANK YOU in advance for your consideration and hopefully your donation to this fine project!
Paul Beer, Anne Bernat, Diane Burgess, Ed Jahn, Marianne Siniapkin, Judy Thomson, Bob Wiltenburg