Slothlove

A 100-page art-and-photography book by Sam Trull
7,270 copies sold
207 readers made this book possible
39 sloth ambassadors
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Production Status
Marketer For inkshares Angela Melamud
Production Editor Img 1479 Holly McGuire
Art Director Userphoto4 original Paul Barrett
100% Complete
start
Jul 21, 2015
progress:
100%
in bookstores:
Apr 19, 2016
Manuscript Delivered
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Editing and Design Completed
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File Sent to Printer
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Dec 17, 2015
Print Book Published
For inkshares
Apr 19, 2016
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An inspiring and intimate visual journey into the world of sloths.
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You know the Mother of Dragons. Now meet the Mother of Sloths.
– Upworthy
Heart-Melting Pictures of Cute Sloths Who Just Want to Be Your Friend
– Reader's Digest (Read full article )
About Slothlove

Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull’s world changed forever when she gave up her comfortable life in the United States for the wilds of Costa Rica. After almost twenty years of working with animals, one creature in particular had captured her heart: the sloth.

In her stunning photo series, Slothlove, Sam shares intimate portraits of these captivating and endearing animals from her unique perspective as their protector, mother, and friend. Sam not only found her life’s work among her beloved sloths; she also found comfort, friendship, and inspiration after having suffered a devastating loss. Woven in with these images are unforgettable stories of heartbreak and survival, as well as interesting facts about these intelligent and beautiful creatures.

Slothlove is an unforgettable journey into the trees of the Costa Rican rainforest and a moving portrait of the profound connection between humans and animals.


After receiving her BS in zoology from North Carolina State University, Sam Trull went on to earn a masters in primate conservation from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. She has worked with primates and other animal species for almost twenty years. Over the last three years, she has logged over fifteen thousand hours working with sloths and has become dedicated to their survival and conservation. In August 2014, Sam cofounded the Sloth Institute Costa Rica, whose vision is to enhance the welfare and conservation of sloths through research and education.

In addition to her conservation efforts, Sam has practiced photography since 2010. Her photos have been published by BBC One, BBC Earth,Washington Post, Good Morning America, Huffington Post, Tico Times, La Nación (Costa Rica), Indy Week, Our State magazine, and others. Sam and the sloths were featured as a main episode of the BBC One series Nature’s Miracle Orphans, which aired on PBS stations around the United States.

So get your hands on this amazing book by clicking thebutton, and lets spread the #slothlove

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Discuss Slothlove with the Author.
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Jam · Reader · edited 4 months ago
I am a very proud owner of a physical copy of this book! It is GORGEOUS and I am so glad that we made the goal and got it published!!

I also just managed to download the ebook I ordered years ago. Thanks for everything!

Thanks,
Jam
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Dana Moult · Reader · added 4 months ago
Hello Sam,

First of all, massive congratulations on successfully achieving this! My girlfriend absolutely cannot wait to start reading your book. I pre-ordered it a year ago which I believe gets me an e-book copy.  Do you know when or how I will get this?

Thank you very much :)
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So tomorrow is the big day!  Finally after a year…SLOTHLOVE is officially published!  I really can’t thank all of you enough for your support and words of encouragement along the way.  This has been a dream come true and I am really happy with the result….and I hope all of you are happy with your copies of SLOTHLOVE too!  It has been such a joy to see people’s faces light up as they see the photos and read the facts and stories.  Knowing that people are learning about sloths and hopefully loving and respecting them more because of this book is EVERYTHING to me.  THANK YOU for making this dream a reality and for helping me spread the SLOTHLOVE!!!  In the words of my hero Jane Goodall, "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."  Thank you for helping me to make a positive difference!

If you have a few minutes and would like to leave a review of SLOTHLOVE on Amazon or Goodreads that would surely help other people decide whether this is a book they want to read or not!  I would appreciate it.  Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Slothlove-Sam-Trull/dp/1941758495/ref=zg_bs_8298057011_2

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26494474-slothlove


For those of you wondering how Kermie is doing…here’s a little picture of him enjoying his natural habitat…He’s all grown up and living in the wild now but being tracked and observed every night :-)

Thank you again!!!  #Slothlove

Sam

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Yekaterina Novikova · Reader · added 4 months ago
waiting for my second copy! first one got snatched up by my best friend :)
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Virginia Ann Rady · Reader · added 5 months ago
We got our copies this week. How wonderful did this book turn out!  We give it a big thumbs up form both the two and three-toed communities.  

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MacKenzie Stuart · Reader · added 5 months ago
OMG OMG it’s so pretty! What a joy to receive this book in all its slothy glory. 
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Adriana Manchen · Reader · added 11 months ago
Hey Sam!  Well they are both so adorable; I can see why it's hard to choose.  My vote is for the second one though.  Two sloths are better than one. :)  Plus, they are embracing each other.

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Sari · Reader · added 11 months ago
Hi Sam. Both are so nice, but I love first one more. 
The reason I started to interested in Sloths is "Newbe" :)
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Sam · Reader · added 11 months ago
Hi Sam - I like (love) the second cover more. The font and colour compliment the photo of those beautiful hugging sloths. Even more excited about the book now :)
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juraj · Reader · added 11 months ago
Hi Sam. I like the second one more. Font and its colour go better with the photo and two of them in a cuddle is what it's all about :)
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MacKenzie Stuart · Reader · added 11 months ago
I'm definitely in favor of the two sloths hugging for the cover. Definitely drives how intimate the look is home!
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Dear Supporters!  I finally have a very exciting update for you!  We are narrowing down the selections for the "Slothlove" cover and here are my top two choices.  I would love to get your feedback and opinion on your favorite cover option to help me decide!  If you could respond to this update by Monday that would be great.  Thanks so much for your continued support!  Sam


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Dear Readers,  I am sorry it has been so long since a Slothlove update!  Book production is progressing nicely and soon we will have an official cover chosen!  I will be updating you about the book very soon, but first I wanted to let you know about a TV show you should tune into tonight!  On PBS Nature at 8pm EST "Nature's Miracle Orphans" will air which was filmed at Kids Saving the Rainforest and features myself and many of the sloths that you will get to know in Slothlove.  Check out this review from a television critic for more info! 

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/entertainment/television/2015/09/22/sloth-rescue-mom-stars-natures-miracle-orphans/72611542/

Thanks for your support!

Sam
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Amy Barrett · Reader · added 12 months ago
Hi Sam!  I just ordered a copy of your book!  If you've got spare credits, would you mind supporting my husband's book please? :)  https://www.inkshares.com/projects/it-s-all-fun-and-games?referral_code=c7056649  Also, he loves sloths and can't wait for this book to come :D
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Yekaterina Novikova · Reader · edited over 1 year ago
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Words fall painfully short to express the gratitude that I feel for each and every one of you!!!  Because of YOUR support, "Slothlove' the photo book is officially in the production phase!  Not only is this a huge personal dream of mine, but I truly believe that "Slothlove" will educate readers about sloths and inspire them to do their own part in making this world...the only world we get…a little bit better.  

From myself and the sloths that will be featured in "Slothlove"…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!

#slothlove

Sam 

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Dear "Slothlove" supporters,

Slothlove: an inspirational photo book is almost a reality!  The pre-order goal is at 92% with only 8 days left!!!  We are SO close…I can almost taste it :-)  Thank you again for all of your amazing support and please keep sharing the link with any friends that need a little Slothlove in their life.

In honor of International Women's Day yesterday…below is a photo of Ellen, one of KSTR's amazing female sloths, demonstrating that in a flexibility contest sloths will win almost every time!  

#slothlove

Sam

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Hello Slothlove supporters!  Did you know that sloths are excellent swimmers?!?  Below is a screen shot of me and Pelota (the first sloth I ever cared for) swimming during the BBC Documentary "Nature's Miracle Orphans"  Episode 3.  Shortly after this image was captured, Pelota very gracefully let go of my back and swam towards the shore.  It was amazing to see her display such a useful instinctual behavior with perfect ease.  In the wild, swimming is not only a life saving behavior for sloths that find themselves suddenly in a body of water...but it is also a way to disperse and reach otherwise unattainable sections of forest or islands.   

With only three weeks left in the campaign, Slothlove has reached 61%...thank you so much for helping me get this far and please continue to spread the #slothlove.  
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MR T R LAWRENCE · Reader · added over 1 year ago
OMG I LIKE LOVE SLOTHS SO MUCH, THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!
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This is a picture of Newbie...one of the most amazing sloths to ever exist.  She arrived at the KSTR rescue center because her mother had been killed by a dog...and developed pneumonia from the stress of that trauma.  I've never connected to an animal as quickly as I did with Newbie...we were inseparable and our story was featured in the BBC One show, "Nature's Miracle Orphans" that aired last August.  She defines #slothlove for me.

Because of you all..."Slothlove: an inspirational sloth photo book" is almost at 50% of it's goal!!!  Thank you so much for all of your help and please continue to spread the word about this book.  I can't wait to share photos and stories about all the sloths that have filled my life with love.        

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Good news sloth fans!!!  "Slothlove" has just reached 25% of its funding goal and I never would have gotten here without all of you!  But we still have 75% more to go...so please keep sharing the link with your sloth loving friends.  Thank you SO much from me and the sloths!!!