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.