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Hi I have published a book and have noted one or two spelling mistakes. The book is currently showing as "private" so nobody can buy it. I want to correct the mistakes.

Can I do this by:

making the changes

re-ordering a copy of the book for myself

then making the book public again.

Will people then be able to buy my new version with the corrected mistakes or is it more complex than this?

Thanks, Jason

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Mar 22, 2013 11:12pm PDT
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Thanks Jim. New to all this, but Blurb is obviously there for other people to be able to buy the book you have created, so if I do a test book, and decide it doesn’t look good, will it still be on the site for people to try and buy it, or could I delete it from the site?

Thanks, Jason

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Jan 29, 2013 12:34am PDT
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Scanned images
Book Printing

I am thinking of doing a book which will consist of entirely scanned photos. The pictures were originally taken on 35mm film, using a compact camera, and printed at 6" x 4". I have already scanned a number in for my Flickr website, and they look quite good. The original image, when scanned in, is quite large, but Flickr reduces them back to more or less 6" x 4" size again in the photostream, so any imperfections are not noticeable because the photo has not been "blown up" for use on the site.

The plan will be to use some of these images, and I am thinking of saving the image as it appears on Flickr to upload for my book on my hard drive, as this is just the right size for what I want. But two other things are bugging me:

1) anything that is not on Flickr, to be scanned from scratch, will be quite big, so would it be good to resize them so they are saved on my hard drive in more or less the size I want them to be in the book?

2) the FAQs mentions how pictures will usually appear darker in print than on screen. Now, given that these photos will be scanned, which I think makes them a bit lighter than the original print, does this simply mean that they will appear at the same contrast as my original print, or could they be even darker??

Cheers, Jason

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Jan 28, 2013 3:53pm PDT
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