View Full Version : POTY book is getting close

03-09-2008, 04:20 PM
Hey all, Well if you can't tell. I have been swamped here with site stuff.
So I am nearly finished with the book. I just need to add in BIO's.
Basically I will include in post 2 what I want them to look like.
If you are a participant of the contest. Look over your work make sure that their are not any typo's or errors in the layout.

Bio info will be post 2 that I will put up this evening.

03-10-2008, 12:44 AM
OK, I am going to make this page as the table of contents. Basically - It still needs some work, I have ordered the book - the top 7 are placed first, and than after that the rest are placed alphabetical.
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/264041829_9huUe-S.jpg (http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/264041829_9huUe-XXL.jpg)
(Click for larger image)
Basically I want name - Location - web address - and a photo. Here is the start. I may be missing a bit, but please let me know.

03-10-2008, 04:43 AM
the book looks awesome and i can't wait to order a few copies.
i noticed that all my pages or at least the written ones are cut on the right side. i also prefer that my name will be on the first page.

thank you so much for all the hard work.


03-10-2008, 05:52 AM

it appears as if all pages have margins on the right side for binding which can't be correct.

In my entry, I designed the pages to be spreads, i.e., pages #1, 3, and 5 should appear to the left facing, on the right side of the spread, pages #2, 4, and 6, respectively.

Also, I have the same request as Assaf about the name. I can send you a new page #1-2 spread with the name in the right place in the right font if you like.

I'm looking forward to the book.

Cheers, Jens.

03-10-2008, 11:41 PM
Ok a few notes about the PDF. It doesn't offer many abilities to "Print out of blurb", they do a lot of protection. So things are a bit off, on the preview. So it isn't a very good preview at all.
It will have everyone's 1, 3,5 on the left side.
I will change your name Affafx.
Jens' I didn't get your picture yet, but I can put it correct if you give me /tell me what font it is.

In general - On the Bio - I will try to add in manually the City, (State), Country of your entry, as well as if you have a home page, and a "Mug Shot".

The final page size is 2884 x 2471, so it is slightly different than what I originally gave. Sorry :( So if you guys want it different I can change the pages out.

As a final note- I probably will not be around much for a couple of days - The baby should be here tomorrow.

03-28-2008, 05:25 PM
Good News I finally received the rough draft of the Blurb book. Which between - E-420, pancake, and now the 14-35mm (as well as a new baby and other items) So I have to make a couple changes I am missing a couple pictures still, and will try to email those people and fix the couple of layout issues that we had.
So I hope by the middle of next week to make that info public to order. It is very very nice.

04-10-2008, 11:32 AM
Typo on mine...it says stutton....but is should be sutton, ma
I can submit a pic for you to use, if you still want one.
Not sure if it's too late.

04-10-2008, 11:37 AM
Here is a picture you can use.

04-10-2008, 11:39 AM
Where do I see the pages of the book themselves....and how do I order one?

04-10-2008, 12:04 PM
The book will be made available from blurb. You can't order it till its ready. So I still have to fix about 12 or so typos I found ad your photo, etc. So maybe by the end of the week.

04-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Will our enteries be in this book, even if we didn't place. Can I see the page of my entry by any chance?

04-17-2008, 03:47 PM
Sorry to be a pain tony but could my photo be changed to


higher res copy here: http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/067/f/4/InfraRed_Self_Portrait_by_StuMac1985.jpg

also, is it possible to list an email address in place of a website as I have not sorted my site yet

EDIT: Page 39 of the pdf (page 2 of my entry) says 'to the right' where it should say 'to the left'

04-17-2008, 10:53 PM
Ok I have made notes of that.

05-07-2008, 09:23 AM
Any updates on the book Tony?

05-08-2008, 12:54 PM
Still waiting for a couple of entries, and working out all the typos, I know its taking to long, but moving the contest back really screwed up my whole schedule for the site this year, so it is getting weaved into everything else.

06-07-2008, 06:09 AM
How close? :)

06-11-2008, 10:26 AM
Any more news?

06-11-2008, 03:35 PM
I am waiting for Rally's picture, and version 2 of the book had a bunch more errors. So I am going to have to fix those. Next week I am gone on a Work trip. So I won't spend any time on the book.
The updating in Blurb software is a bit tedious. In fact I would call for this project simply rotten. I have to go to the right page in PS, than save out a jpeg. and than import it into book smart.... All in all with the 100+ pages, very slow to update. Next time I will simply go back to inDesign and do it that way.