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My own Blurb experience in full....

Well, it’s almost 11 months since my last Blurb book and I am now preparing  .... five different ones for the months ahead (Venice, Lisbon, a wedding one, Syros, and one for home interiors).

 It’s fair to say that this is a good moment to make an overall conclusion, including a discussion on the durability of the stitches after so many months.

 For your conveniece, I integrated my previous forum-posts from here and there, and I put them online with some additional comments on my photo blog, at a post about Blurb.

 My photo blog is at http://lightscript.wordpress.com and my photo website for any of you that may like to wander, is at http://www.larios.gr

 Regards,

 Yannis

 

 

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Posted by
larios
Aug 18, 2008 4:32pm PDT
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larios
 

Wonderful review, very informative and appreciated! Your book looks wonderful… congrats!

I wish more people would post their positive reivews and provide pictures of their hardcopies! I think its really insightful to SEE the finished result

Posted by
babiigirl11x
Aug 18, 2008 4:39pm PDT
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babiigirl11x
 

Hi Yannis,

Welcome back! I have been wondering about you for quite some time.

Happy book making!
Cheers,
Brian, a passionate Blurbarian

Posted by
brianbonitz
Aug 18, 2008 5:08pm PDT
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brianbonitz
 

Thanks babiigirl and Brian,

Indeed, it has been a hectic year in my real-life job! I did not have time even to put together my Venice portfolio in a book! During the year I was also holding back, waiting for the latest version of Booksmart which would allow me to save wherever in my HD drivers. Now all these are here!

And I think it’s time to Blurb again…..

 Regards,

Yannis (http://www.larios.gr)

Posted by
larios
Aug 18, 2008 11:35pm PDT
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larios
 

Hi I’m not really sure where to find this information.  But since you’ve done so many books, you seem like a good person to ask!  I was wondering in the Booksmart is Page 1 the page on the back of the cover?  I’m buying a hardcover book with a dust jacket and I want to make sure to leave that page blank.  And the very last page is that the back of the book?  Or is it the interior page on the back cover of the book?  THANKS SO MUCH!  Sorry for all the questions!!!

Posted by
dmyli
Sep 11, 2008 5:22pm PDT
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dmyli
 

Page 1 is not the inside of the cover, it is the first actual paper page in the book, usually used as a title page.  Likewise, the last page (with the Blurb logo) is the last paper page in the book, not the inside of the back cover.

Hope that helps!

 Enjoy blurbing!

Regi 

Posted by
rbgool
Sep 11, 2008 8:23pm PDT
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rbgool
 

Greetings dmyli!

Regi is right! I would also like to add that page 1 is really important cause it’s the first impression. You can either use it as a title page, or (if you are making a photobook) write a short introdudction there. An alternative that I am also considering is to leave it white blank, so that you can handwrite something to the recipient first and then send it / give it as a present.

Hope this is helpful.

Regards,

Yannis (http://www.larios.gr)

Posted by
larios
Sep 12, 2008 1:44pm PDT
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larios