What is the Project?
During World War I, no cartoonist exercised more influence than Louis Raemaekers of Holland. Charged by the Germans with "endangering Dutch neutrality," his cartoons led the German Government to offer a 12,000 guilder reward (US$250,000 today) for his capture, dead or alive. A German newspaper, summarizing the terms of peace "Germany would exact after it won the war, declared that Indemnity would be demanded for every one of Raemaekers' cartoons."
Raemaekers cartoons were also instrumental in fighting against deeply entrenched American isolationism. When, in 1917, the United States entered the war, Raemaekers embarked on a lecture tour of the USA and Canada, rallying the new allies for support and arguing the case for mobilisation against the German Empire. The Christian Science Monitor (USA) commented "From the outset his works revealed something more than the humorous or ironical power of the caricaturist; they showed that behind the mere pictorial comment on the war was a man who thought and wrought with deep and uncompromising conviction as to right and wrong."
33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to the Royal British Legion. Volumes 1 and 2 have already been published, as has Poems of WWI, and all three are already contributing to this cause. The £350 will be to publish these two volumes bringing the complete set to 5 volumes.
More about the published books can be seen at http://abelapublishing.com/war_c277657_23813407.htm as can samples of the cartoons and poems from the books.
The cover image used is of the first three books published. Raemaekers Vol 3 and WWI poems by Wilfred Owen are the last 2 in the set.
WHAT ABELA IS ABOUT
Abela publishing is a social enterprise publishing folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, children's stories and other forgotten and unavailable books. 33% of the net profit from each book published is donated to a charity, school or worthy cause - in this case the Royal British Legion.
ABELA - ZULU: to share of distribute
What do we Need?
WHAT WE NEED
The base costs to publish a book are:
Printer Cover Upload £21.00
Printer Interior Upload £21.00
Proof Copy £21.00
Digital Database Listing £11.00 - includes distribution to Amazon, WH Smith, Waterstones and all other online bookstores
Marketing/Advertising £50.00 - 4 weeks Google Adwords
VAT @ 20% £27.80
Total Setup Costs £166.80
NOTE This does not cover the cost of preparing the books for publication. Each books takes approximately 8 to 12 hours to prepare.
So, to cover the cost of publishing these two books we will need circa £350.00
THANK YOU CARD
- Contribution Amount: £5
- Quantity Available: 50
COPIES OF BOTH BOOKS
- Contribution Amount: £20
- Quantity Available: 20
5 BOOK SET
- Contribution Amount: £50
- Quantity Available: 10