Jan 09 16

Last year I put some effort in to creating a 2009 Mountain Adventures Calendar. This wasn’t without masses of support from several of the the blog’s authors; providing their awesome photographs and stories. A big shout of gratitude to you all!

But, after the layout was completed (a sample month is shown below) I started down the rocky road to the printers…

To say the printing costs were high would be only part of the story. The main issue is “how many do I print”? Printing more means a lower unit cost – most of the printing costs are related to setting up the print job, not the paper consumables etc. However, there are quite a few risks associated with setting the size of the print run; ending up with a garage full of boxes of unsold calendars (and a large unrecovered debt) if I print too many, not having enough printed to meet demand, setting an unrealistic price, etc.

So, not wanting to let what seems like a great idea escape completely – many of the pictures on the blog are fantastic and deserve to get published – here’s the first step of the plan for 2010. It requires your help, just two clicks below…

Would you buy a Mountain Adventures Calendar?

  • Yes (56%, 19 Votes)
  • No (29%, 10 Votes)
  • Not sure (12%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

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This survey will let me get a better idea of how many to print. Simple. Plus, if you have any other details you’d like to share, please leave a comment below or use the Feedback form to do so.

Just so you have some idea of what the finished product would be like, here are some of the key features:

  • January to December 2010,
  • 26 gorgeous full colour pages,
  • 24 high resolution photographs from adventures in,
  • Many of the countries (France, USA, UK, Canada, etc.) featured on this blog – each highlighted with a map,
  • A double page booklet design. That is, two landscape pages (full page photograph at the top, large calendar for lots of personal notes at the bottom) providing a portrait layout with a stapled centre,
  • High quality glossy art paper,
  • Notable UK holidays, events, dates and moon phases,
  • Hopefully a price of less than £10 if volumes makes this possible.

Please note, none of these details are definite yet and may change when I create the 2010 calendar.

Sample Month
Sample Month

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