Banggai Cardinalfish Books Have Shipped!

September 8, 2013 in Kickstarter Updates, Project Updates, Slideshow

The Banggai Cardinalfish, 304 pages, Hardcover $44.95, Quality Softcover $34.95.

It’s another great week for all the Banggai Rescue Project. Tuesday, September 3rd, we began shipping hardcover and softcover copies of our book, Banggai Cardinalfish: A Guide to Captive Care, Breeding, & Natural History.

Copies destined for US addresses were shipped via USPS Priority Mail on Tuesday, which means most recipients in the US should have them. If you haven’t received your copy by perhaps Sept 12th or so, drop us an email so we can track your copy down! Most folks have received them, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

International copies were shipped on Wednesday, September 4th. These will take longer to arrive, potentially significantly so; your patience is again appreciated!

eBook recipients should expect something very soon as well (possibly as early as this coming week); we’re simply finalizing the details prior to distribution.

Any outstanding rewards our team owes you are being worked on; a couple backers must wait just a little longer for special embellishments in their books, limited edition giclee prints, or original art. Any other outstanding rewards should be wrapped up in short order to the best of our ability.

I think I speak for all of us when I say we’re very happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this chapter of the Kickstarter project!

For anyone who did not back Banggai Rescue at a reward level with the book, but would now like to obtain a copy, publisher-direct single copies (hardcover, softcover and digital) are now available at: https://portal.publishersserviceassociates.com/carts/reef2rainforest/index.php?route=product/category&path=37

Additionally, wholesale orders are now shipping from Two Little Fishies – www.twolittlefishies.com for resale purchases.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (team member Matt Pedersen) directly via email – matt.pedersen at reef2rainforest.com and I will personally address your inquiry.

Thank you yet again for all your patience and support.

Matt Pedersen

The book Banggai Cardinalfish, some F1 Pterapogon kauderni, and co-author / team member Matt Pedersen

The book Banggai Cardinalfish, some F1 Pterapogon kauderni, and co-author / team member Matt Pedersen

Banggai Cardinalfish Book Debuts at 2013 Florida MACNA

August 27, 2013 in Project Updates, Slideshow

Banggai Cardinalfish: A Guide to Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History

Banggai Cardinalfish: A Guide to Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History

BANGGAI RESCUE PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BANGGAI CARDINALFISH BOOK TO DEBUT AT MACNA SOUTH FLORIDA

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – The long-awaited book from the Banggai Rescue Project will be launched at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America here, August 30 to September 1.

Entitled Banggai Cardinalfish: A Guide to Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History, the book is authored by a who’s who in the marine aquarium world: Ret Talbot, Matt Pedersen, Matthew L. Wittenrich, Ph.D., Martin A. Moe, Jr. and aquatic veterianarians Roy Yanong, V.M.D. and Thomas Waltzek, D.V.M., Ph.D.  The foreword is written by Dr. Gerald Allen, who rediscovered the species and presented it to the aquarium world in 1994. James Lawrence, editor of CORAL Magazine and more than 30 Microcosm marine aquarium titles, wrote the introduction and edited the volume. Julian Sprung, through his Two Little Fishies Inc., is the exclusive distributor of the book. Read the rest of this entry →

Cross Country Banggai Cardinalfish Book Signing

August 14, 2013 in Kickstarter Updates, Project Updates, Slideshow

Ever wonder how you get a signed copy of a book when there are numerous co-authors residing in places like Minnesota, Maine, and Florida?  One might assume that you simply ship a crate of books around, but the costs to actually do so would be exorbitant.  No, the solution is far more elegant.

As we draw ever closer to the 2013 MACNA release of the Banggai Rescue Project’s publication Banggai Cardinalfish, adhesive book plates are making their way from Shelburne, Vermont, to Duluth, Minnesota, to Rockland, Maine, to Tampa, Florida, collecting signatures along the way. Yes, one more sign that our long awaited book is truly, finally here.

For our Kickstarter Backers who are due a physical copy of our book, you’ll be receiving an email directly from co-author Matt Pedersen regarding your attendance at MACNA this year, and whether you would like to pick up your copy of Banggai Cardinalfish in Miami. We look forward to wrapping up any and all outstanding Kickstarter Rewards very soon!

Thanks again for the ongoing support you’ve given this project.

– The Banggai Rescue Team –

Banggai Rescue – Sneak Preview Video

July 19, 2013 in Kickstarter Updates, Project Updates, Slideshow

Set to launch at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA 2013) in South Florida, The Banggai Cardinalfish book represents almost two years’ of work and the involvement of hundreds of saltwater aquarists, marine biologists, aquarium industry leaders, and many conservation-minded supporters.

The Banggai Cardinalfish, 304 pages, Hardcover $44.95, Quality Softcover $34.95.

The Banggai Cardinalfish, 304 pages, Hardcover $44.95, Quality Softcover $34.95.

For a preview of the book, see this video by Matt Pedersen that runs through the entire 304 pages in about a minute and shows the scope of the international Banggai Rescue Project.

The book will be distributed by Julian Sprung and Two Little Fishies in partnership with Reef to Rainforest Media, publishers of CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazines.

“This book should make us all proud to be marine aquarists,” says Editor & Publisher James Lawrence. “The marine aquarium community has rallied to respond to a situation in which a uniquely beautiful and fascinating fish has been threatened by unregulated collection in a remote archipelago in Indonesia. We have unwittingly been part of the problem, but now we can feel that we are part of the solution.”

“Perhaps the most important outcome of the Project so far has been the collaboration between our science team and their counterparts in Indonesia who are working to reform the Banggai Cardinal fishery while supporting the livelihoods of indigenous fishers in their own waters.”

Book Credits::

Ret Talbot • Matt Pedersen • Matthew L. Wittenrich, Ph.D.

Foreword by Dr. Gerald R. Allen

with Martin A. Moe, Jr., Roy Yanong, V.M.D., and Thomas Waltzek, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Publishing Team:

Edited by James M. Lawrence

Designed by Linda Provost

Production: Anne Linton Elston

Copyediting: Louise Watson, Alex Bunten

Business Manager: Judith R. Billard

Project Corporate Sponsors

Books will be available at MACNA, August 30 to September 1 at the Two Little Fishies booth.

Announcements coming soon about how to order the book.