Personal blog of Derek and Margaret, now living in Dominica, W.I., founders of Ozone Zone – an Independent Canadian book publisher specializing in coffee table books of architectural treasures and lush gardens. We also promote fine artistic photography. This blog contains unofficial reports and comments from our various trips, photo sessions and jobs – an unofficial scrapbook of our travels, explorations and photo-related work. See “about” for more.

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Ozone Zone Books on C-FAX radio talk show. Book giveaway.

Hello again, just sharing good news.
We were guests on air yesterday, talking about our award-winning book Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean. It was fun and interesting talk show by Jeff de Jong, celebrated gardening expert on C-Fax radio here in Victoria, Canada. Because C-Fax is an AM station, it was aired in much of Canada and Northwest of USA.
To celebrate this nice surprise, we will be giving away a copy of this fine book getting 5-star reviews on Amazon. One copy went yesterday to a lucky listener – and another one will be given away here, on our blog!

But if you wish to get it, please be patient. We are now preparing and packing for our next photo trip – this time to the tiny Montserrat island!
It has active volcano, and I hope to do some interesting photographs to share with you soon. Back in two weeks!

We will share our travel stories in one of our next postings.
So, please follow us, and add your comment to our NEXT post. Your comment on our NEXT post will be your entry to win our giveaway FREE copy of
Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean – our thick, beautifully printed coffee table book available globally in better book stores and on Amazon international sites.

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GIVEAWAY – FREE Caribbean wall calendar 2011

In one of previous posts I mentioned that when our shipment of books and calendars will arrive, we will organize some giveaways. Well, they are here – so now is the time to keep the promise and do it.

We start with a giveaway of a FREE Calendar Caribbean Highlights – Barbados. Fine quality, 12×12 inches sized wall calendar, printed as an exclusive Limited Edition of 1000, awaits here for the lucky winner. It can be also ordered on Amazon – and they will go quickly. 500 copies were already shipped to shops in Barbados alone!
This calendar features 14 full size photographs of fine places and gardens in Barbados, and if you happen to know our book Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean ,  then I don’t need to explain how really high quality this calendar it is. You would know by now than we are very picky ourselves, and care about every smallest detail.
So, it will look great on your wall – or will make a beautiful gift to someone deserving your nice gesture. (Calendars are great for Christmas gifts, and it is coming soon!)

To enter this giveaway please subscribe, and leave a comment here. To double your entry – “share” it, or “like” it.
And then, please check back on 30th of October . This is the day when we will randomly pick a winner – posting the winner on this blog.

This giveaway is open to all countries – if you win, we will ship it to you even if you are on another side of the globe! Best of luck and thank you for your interest! And, check back to see future giveaways and news too.

Exotic Gardens book…

Exotic Gardens book is already in printing! It should be now just about 5 weeks, before the cargo arrive in our warehouse.
At the same time we quickly decided to publish a calendar, highlighting some of the fine places in Barbados we visited. Stay tuned, we plan to organize give-away of this calendar for our blog readers.
It will arrive in the same shipment, so check back to get a limited edition, art photo calendar!

Another pleasant news: today we received official comments of jurors judging our book at the Benjamin Franklin Award 2010.
We were stunned to see that we received maximum high score in all judged elements of book publishing.
On top of that, an attached comment on our book was amazingly favourable, and I would like to share it with you.
The comment is:
“Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean radiates drama, color,
excitement, passion. From the cover to the last page, a reader is held captive to
the brilliant beauty of the bright sun, the robust colors, and strong designs of the
sea, the home, the rooms, the furnishings, and the gardens.
In most books, the high contrast of all these elements would be overwhelming.
Here, though, due to the subject matter and the unrelieved use of them, they
work. In other words, the rules of book design have not just been broken but
smashed—and the result is a powerful flow of images and contrasts that play off
one another. The flamboyance works to great effect. Everything shouts out
exuberance, and you can hear it shout, “come, join me.”
And we do.
Congratulations to the publisher on a wonderful design.

Many thanks to all jurors and organizers of this Award.
Until next time! Cheers!

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