Custom print available!
A different approach to a tract, in two ways:
(1) Typical tracts push people toward an individual decision, which may feel to Japanese like it is separating them from others. “The World’s Best Bread” takes a different approach, emphasizing the community of believers that the reader would be joining. It starts by trying to make a personal connection – describing the author’s experiences with bread in America and Israel (even a recipe of his grandmother’s skillet bread), moving on to the history of bread (using Bible quotes, of course), and then building to a description of the meaning of communion. The author concludes that for him the best bread is the bread of communion, because of Jesus’ sacrifice that it represents and the connection we have with other believers.
(2) The second thing that makes this different from tracts you can buy at the store is that the last two pages (back cover and inside cover) are available for custom artwork/layout of whatever you want – typically a church’s information. Way better than a sloppy, hard-to-read, and labor-intensive church stamp!
The first custom print run was done in September 2015 for Abide CC Osaka. You can see the whole tract with that church’s information in PDF form. [And if you want to read the tract content in English, check out this PDF created just for reference (not pretty and not for printing).] The tract has been getting a very good response – the cover and personal approach seem to really draw people in.
Custom Print Orders
To make the custom layout cost-effective, the quantities need to be pretty large. But this is a tract, so of course you’d want a lot of them, right? If you provide the layout for the back cover (and optionally the inside back cover) as a PDF in A6 size (105mm x 148mm), this is my official price list – shipping is included, and delivery is about 8 days after your layout is finalized: 3,000 tracts for ¥84,000 (¥28 each), 6,000 tracts for ¥120,000 (¥20 each), or 10,000 tracts for ¥150,000 (¥15 each). If you want a different quantity than these, contact me to discuss it.
If you want help with the layout (i.e. you want me to do it for you!), for ¥5000 extra you can just send me the content you would like, and I’ll make it pretty.
I also keep tracts on hand with those two pages blank – if you only want a few tracts and don’t mind adding your own stamp or label, a 10-pack is ¥400, 5 packs (50 tracts) is ¥1500, and 20 packs (200 tracts) is ¥5000. Shipping is included, and I can normally get them to you in 3-4 days. You can pay afterward (I’ll enclose a postal transfer form in the shipment). Just contact me and tell me how many packs you want.