We have a few Capture Clark County and Southwest Washington book updates for you...
Here's something truly astounding: we wrapped up the Capture Clark County and Southwest Washington book phase with an incredible 28,299 photo submissions, 921,459 votes, 112,700 loves and 78,435 comments. In every way, the Capture Clark County community exceeded our expectations. Thanks to you all!
It's a real treat putting the Capture Clark County and Southwest Washington book together with so many talented local photographers contributing so many great photos of the area. 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, 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 October 10, 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!
Finally, we have a special limited-run discount to offer! You can get the book at the pre-sale discount ($10 off) for a few more days, but the next 50 customers can save an additional $5 by using coupon code "ccc-save" (no quotes) at checkout. This offer is for new orders only, so if you already bought your copy, use this as your chance to buy holiday gifts for your friends and family. Hurry and get your books now!
As we have more details about the book, we'll let you know. In the meantime, keep submitting the best of Clark County and Southwest Washington, vote for your faves, join a group and tell your friends about this great community!