Tips and Tricks

A better preview of the book than the bookstore

I just published my book and wans’t too happy about the preview mode offered by Blurb in the bookstore.

A friend of mine has done a slideshow of a shortened version  with a "book effect"

 Telll me what you think about it. 

Replytopic_b_normal
Posted by
peitreq6
Dec 13, 2007 5:01am PDT
Permalink
peitreq6
 

it looks very sexy.

Posted by
barry.choi
Dec 14, 2007 10:00am PDT
Permalink
barry.choi
 

damn, this looks good !!!! and it’ s exactly what I wanted to do based on the fact that my first 15 pages are NOT representative of the 130 following ones (black and white where once after page 15 colours start coming in)

 Would you mind sharing how this was done. I have downloaded some free software to make flippable previews but unfotunately the .book extension does not allow for a good results

pleaaaaazeee….

Posted by
naftalina007
Dec 17, 2007 2:30am PDT
Permalink
naftalina007
 

WOW! Great preview.  Pictures are astounding!

Posted by
KimmeKimKim
Jan 11, 2008 2:21pm PDT
Permalink
KimmeKimKim
 

Great!! Can you share who your friend did it?

Posted by
tekelin
Jan 23, 2008 7:43am PDT
Permalink
tekelin
 

*Sorry no who but how!!!

Posted by
tekelin
Jan 23, 2008 7:45am PDT
Permalink
tekelin
 

That is one of the best slideshows of a book I have ever seen. Keeping the secret to how your friend did this is like hiding great art in your attic

Posted by
Stonehouse
Jan 30, 2008 9:04am PDT
Permalink
Stonehouse
 

This effect can be recreated using Flash. It is far superior than the other "page flip" effects I’ve seen to-date. Now I haven’t done this myself, but it looks as though the book pages were saved as images, embedded within HTML and then the Flash code was added.

Enjoy:  http://www.actionscripts.org/showMovie.php?id=459

Posted by
samiahmed
Feb 6, 2008 2:50pm PDT
Permalink
samiahmed