Last December I successfully launched my first product – Le Dieci Castella – The Ten Castles wall calendar, raising 80.00 euro for the local Misericordia.
From taking my own photographs in 10 hill villages in Tuscany, to designing and self-publishing my calendar, the end result was very satisfying, not only to me, but to all my customers. Resulting in profits from sales being raised for my local Misericordia in Castelvecchio (a medical/ambulance service in the area consisting of volunteers). It was a small print run, however, that’s pretty good for my first attempt, and now this journey has given me a taste of the self-publishing life and helping others.
The calendar was based on the Valleriana, Pescia which is a stunning area of Tuscany comprising of ten hill villages, once castles in Medieval times. Containing 13 colourful images of Aramo, Stiappa, Castelvecchio, Pontito, Pietrabuona, San Quirico, Sorana, Fibbialla, Medicina, Vellano. See below the end result.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported me and the Misericordia in this project.