Sunday, February 6, 2011

Team Hope FAQs:

  • Can I order a copy? 

 If you really want to, yes, yes you may.  Just go to Blurb.com and search for "Team Hope: Haiti".

  • What exactly is it? 
 It's a collection of news articles and emails that summarize the whole ordeal. I selected the option on blurb.com so you can preview the whole thing so that you can get an idea of what it is.  The articles were pulled off the "internets" during and right after the earthquake but most are no longer online.  I THINK that means I could technically advertise it as "Rarely Seen Before Footage", but we'll skip that part.
  • Why is the picture of my kid so grainy?
Some of these pictures were taken by Team Hope members using their camera phones, then texted to me at the time.  I blame it on "low pixel quality", but let's pretend that the "internets" had to crumple the picture up to get it to fit through the tiny little "internets tubes" and when I smoothed it out on this end, that's what I got.

  • Why didn't do you this as a fundraiser for Bel Haiti?
Because the Blurb.com price was already $47.95.  That's a heap o' money, particularly if you're trying to purchase one for more than one kid.  I just couldn't stomach tacking on a few more dollars when the audience that would actually be interested in this book is already pretty limited.  If I was going to get Oprah to put it on her "Favorite Things List" and we were going to sell a gajillion, then it would have been worth a few extra bucks per copy.  I tried to keep it short - it used to be 245 pages, so you're getting the "bargain" version.
  • This is made up, right?
Nope.  No it's not.  We really had to go through all this craziness to get our babies home.  So worth it!

2 comments:

Lynnae said...

OK, just ordered my copy. I want to share the stories of the miracles that happened with other people, so feel like it is a good investment.

Love ya!

Lynnae

Brent and Lori said...

Thank you, thank you, Aunt Lynnae! It means a great deal to me that you are still sharing this with other people.

I realize the "birth" of a child is always a miracle, but Nate's story is AWE-FULL(as in "full of awe") :)

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