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Book Design and Imaging

Go to the top and add page drop down option then add page style you need.

Or the easiest way is to put all your photos you are going to use into a single folder.

Select "create new book" – "book size" – "select layout style" (photobook) – "get photos from computer" (or where ever they are) – select folder with your book photos in it – click the button that says "YES" this will autofill the book to the amount of photos you have.

Hope this helps.

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Oct 10, 2011 6:06pm PDT
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My Original Files are about 75 dpi...
Book Design and Imaging

Pretty much correct.

Unless your after that pixallated old school 8 bit look to your book design.Important They will still print… Just ignore the alerts and go for it.

Another thing you say its MS Paint, any chance you could uncrease the pictures dpi too 150-300…

Also find out if its also possible to import a file into a new "Creative Suite" application like photoshop or illustrator and increase the resolution.

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Oct 10, 2011 5:50pm PDT
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Uploaded a book, but when I open it from my computer the image quality h...
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So this is the screen resolution used in preview, thanks.

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Oct 10, 2011 1:30pm PDT
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grayscale image in B&W tradebook
Book Design and Imaging

EddieC127

That would be the limitation of the paper and printing combined of that particular style of book.

My brother had the same problem with his trade books with black and white illustrations being washed out. You can see the dotted halftone screen on them, making them dark grey. Not seen photos done by this method done yet, But I suspect the same.

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Oct 10, 2011 1:29pm PDT
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Concern re: using Blurb service to make a maquette
Book Design and Imaging

It is your intellectual property you own it, its abit like selling a photograph you retain the copyright to the work the owner of the picture has absolutely no right to sell prints of your work, they only own that single paper print.

If it came to the worst you would be able to sue them for stealing your book, ideas I’m afraid are not protected, only an idea made into something tangible like a book is.

There are institutions you can join that will fight your case and make sure your paid your due. If such an awful outcome happened they will make sure you are paid compensation and royalties for the stolen work.

I hope this helps you out…

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May 21, 2011 4:04pm PDT
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New on here, When you upload a book do you get a FREE copy?
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Thats fine, just thought they might run off a dummy copy to check for photo, print corrections and all the other inherent problems that might need irorned out.

Thanks Tony.

 

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Mar 19, 2010 8:34am PDT
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low-res warning; all images at least 150dpi
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eek stop shouting…. CAPS OFF….you can connect up with your blog etc with BLURB BADGES…. to sell to others…. havent got that far with the public preview etc… good luck :-)

Selling books through anywhere else would require the purchase of an ISBN (You can only but 10 at a time not singles). Theres Amazon, you can sell there but they would require you to pay 55% of the wholesale price form the sale of a book so you might end up with a very fine profit margins of pennys.

 hope that was helpful…

Try below for more details on selling your books elsewhere bowker is for registering your ISBN book and probably promos too.

www.booksinprint.com

www.isbn.org

www.bowker.com

www.myidentifiers.com

www.bowkerlink.com

 

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Mar 17, 2010 8:45am PDT
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Best font size for reading
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8pt is also fine depedns on typeface / font.

Depends on how hard you want to make the text to read.

Different typfaces / fonts have different heights for the same point size.

I know it sounds mad but its true.

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Mar 17, 2010 8:26am PDT
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New on here, When you upload a book do you get a FREE copy?
Book Printing

New on here,

Only have one question.

When you upload a book do you get a FREE copy?

To check for any unforeseen errors? binding & cropping errors?

…..

I could have re read of the FAQ’s.

And thank you in advance.

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Mar 17, 2010 8:05am PDT
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