The very first time I made a book. And it’s about zombies. *lol*
I decided to make a photo book for Austin concert because it’s not everyday that these guys would dress up as a pack of zombies on stage. For me, it’s a special night to remember~ ♥
Some sample pages from this 28-page book~
Blurb Booksmart was a little too smart for me. *lol* It took me quite a while to understand how to manipulate frames and layouts, especially on a 2-page spread. But after that, it’s actually kind of fun! I ended up stripping every unnecessary stuff off to keep the book really simple and clean.
According to Blurb, I could go up to 40 pages at the same price, but I didn’t. I made a point of including all band members in this book as much as possible, as I didn’t want to overkill it with all DCook photos. That’s why it’s only 28 pages.
The real book came out really nice, though print quality was not the best. I think the main reason was due to time constraints. I started working on this book at the beginning of November. Obviously, I wanted the book to be ready for my Thanksgiving trip. Blurb shipping guideline said it would take 14-16 days to process, print and ship, however I got my book in 6 days! *headdesks* Had I known that the publisher would ship the book out so fast, I’d have spent more time editing each photo.
I showed it to my boss last week as we discussed print quality and paper choices since he printed some awesome books with Blurb before…
ME: here’s the book I told you about
BOSS: *goes through each page* very nice, I like it!
ME: this book printing thing is actually expensive, hardcover, premium paper, no logo, etc
BOSS: how much is it again?
ME: ummm.. *tells him the bottom line for 2 books*
BOSS: pretty crazy, huh
ME: totally, if you go to Barnes & Noble, you can probably find a photobook this size for only $9.99 *lolz*
BOSS: *chuckles* quite true, but these are your photos though
He’s right. I friggin’ love my book ♥
Waiting in line to be let inside. Just gave a copy of this book to DCook. He looked through every page with the band.
I hope they like it. :)