We are rebooting our book business with EXPOSÉ 12. With your help we will go Ballistic again! We started as a crowd funded company long before the term “crowd funding” was invented. Over the years, we grew into a full-fledged publishing company with global distribution into book shops all over the world – and it wasn’t profitable. So now we are going back to our roots. From now on Ballistic books and other new products will be created and sold only by pre-sales campaign.
Please join us in propelling Ballistic and all the digital artists who participate to even greater heights – order your book now.
The only way to get a book is to order it here and now. Once the campaign is over and we start shipping books there will be no way to order more.
Improvements – 34 categories and a new Modern Master award
You all asked us to reveal who got into the book before ordering. We are relaunching this campaign now with full book layout in hand.
When we went to sort through the almost 8,000 entries, we realized that we had to address the problem of too few image categories.
After a huge effort from a great team of people we re-categorized, sorted, selected and judged images into 34 new categories. With the expanded list of categories, we can more fairly allocate awards, nominations and page space to the vast collection of awesome images we received.
In addition to the 34 new categories we have selected one artist to receive the first Modern Master award. This will replace the Grand Master award this year.
Pre-sales campaign – nothing like Kickstarter or indiegogo.
Our campaigns are nothing like the risky campaigns associated with Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other similar sites. Ballistic is the creator and world leader in the digital art book market with well over 50 books published and sold globally. There is no risk or need for us to run a campaign to develop an unknown product. Our campaigns start with finished products which need to be pre-sold to a minimum level to make printing viable.
We do need to reach a minimum target, usually 2,000. This is the lowest number we can efficiently print, package and ship. Once we reach this volume target we keep the campaign open for just another 30 days to let everyone get their orders in. Then we go to press and ship the books as quickly as possible.
We will not print extra books to sell through distribution and bookshops. If you don’t get your order in during the pre-sales campaign you will miss out.
All the money we collect for pre-sales is held in trust until the campaign reaches its target. If for any reason a campaign is closed before it reaches its target, all pre-sales will be refunded in full.
Previous editions of our books have sold many thousands more than our current target of 2,000.
Ballistic Media has over 13 years of experience shipping books all over the world. We have shipped many 10's of thousands of books to over 170 countries. We know from experience just how hard it is to package and ship books. After drying at the printers, our books are shrink-wrapped and packed in special mailing cartons we have designed. With only direct sales we can offer unbeatable price as well as quality.
Shipping to anywhere in the world is one flat rate - US$15 per book.
Announcement of Nominations and Awards.
In addition to award winners we will be announcing the nominees for each award. This is the first year we have done this. We are doing this in recognition of those artists and their excellent images that were in the final round and nominated for awards. Nomination is an honour that we felt should be shared publicly.
We will announce nominations on one day and then the award winners on the next day along with image layouts in the book for that category.
Announcements will happen over the next 12 weeks:
Readable text will not be included in the layouts released during the announcement period. This is to allow time for proofing and artist approvals to be received before releasing finished text.
All announcements will be made in alphabetical order to avoid any implication of rank where there is none.
Prices & Bundles
(All prices in US$)
Early bird bundles: – limited number
Hard cover $49.95
1 year Membership $20
$90 $49.95 + $15 S/H
Limited edition $120
1 year Membership $20
$160 $99 + $15 S/H
Bulk Box of 10 x EXPOSÉ 12 – HardCover $525 – includes S/H
When will my book ship?
As soon as the campaign closes we will finalize the book and get it to press as quickly as possible. Your book will be shrink-wrapped and mailed out in our mailing carton as quickly as possible after printing. From our experience, it takes 8 – 12 weeks on average from printing to people receiving their books. Orders originating from USA will be sent from our Los Angeles warehouse and those orders from the rest of the world, including Canada, will be sent from our warehouse in Horsham, Victoria. Australia.
New to Ballistic and EXPOSÉ – celebrating EXPOSÉ all around the world.
EXPOSÉ is the first and premiere showcase for digital art and artists. Every year EXPOSÉ features the best digital art in the known universe. Since it launched in 2003 EXPOSÉ has been a global sensation… just take a look at these artists from previous editions celebrating EXPOSÉ all around the world.
See previews of the previous editions:
To learn more about Ballistic Publishing's history and other books visit Ballistic Publishing
eBooks and Membership
With the re-launch of Ballistic we are excited to bring a whole range of new products and benefits.
EXTENDED editions are eBook extensions to the printed books. Every year we get 8,000 or so entries but we only have room for about 360 images in the book. With EXPOSÉ 12 we will bring out an extended edition as an eBook in the first quarter after the print book ships. It will feature lots of additional images and information in a format similar to the printed book.
MEMBERSHIP includes a year's exclusive access to artists, judges and other industry leaders via a series of monthly webinars through the year. Membership will also give you access and discounts to the growing range of EXPOSÉ products being released over the next 12 months.
Ballistic Publishing is headed up by the same people that started the company over 12 years ago. We are also lucky to have most of our team still with us. Together the team has many decades of combined Publishing experience.
Dr Mark Snoswell is Founder of Ballistic Publishing. He is our Publisher & Art Director. Mark is the visionary who started it all and continues to steer the company into the future. Mark was also the founder and president of the cgSociety until 2014.
Garth Hammet is Co-Founder. He is joint Publisher and CEO, responsible for all the administrative, financial and logistic needs of the company.
Ben Dry is Ballistic Publishings IT Guru and has set up our CGStarter site. He is our “Chief Engineer” in the boiler room of IT.
Monique is Ballistic Publishings Graphic Designer and is responsible for putting the books together and the quality of our end product at the printing presses.
Anne Pogoda is a renowned digital artist who is currently working in the gaming industry and has a great insight into the digital arts industry. Anne has been working with Ballistic for many years, for instance on D'artiste Character Design, and is now an integral part of the team. --
Mike Hepburn is Ballistic Publishing’s Web Designer. Mike was one of Ballistic first team members and has crafted BallisticPublishing.com for many years.
Nominations and Awards
Monday 20th February 2017.
The Nominations for an award in the Action category for EXPOSE 12 are:
(alphabetical order by title)
If you know
these artists please contact them to congratulate them for their
If you know these artists please contact them to congratulate them for their nomination.
fror this category will be announced here on Wednesday 22nd
Awards fror this category will be announced here on Wednesday 22ndFebruary 2017.
‘Don Kichot’ by Mateusz Lenart from Kraków, Poland.
‘Industrial Racing’ by Jan van de Klooster from Sommelsdijk, The Netherlands.
‘Save Dan’ by Jude Smith from Vancouver, Canada.
‘The Song’ by Vadim Gousmanov from Izhevsk, Russia.
‘Uncharted 3: Drake’sDeception tribute’ by Cyril Terpent from Cours la Ville, France.
The nominations for the EXPOSÉ 12 Action category announced - 20th Feb, 2017.
20th Feb 2017. EXPOSÉ 12 launched. Availble for pre-sale now!