Feedback on first book
Funny you mention the cover. I didn’t post it but I did observe the same "issue" with the cover in that it looked like it had been handled. Finger prints and smudges. Seems like the simply solution might be for them to have people where some white gloves or just let them sit and dry a little longer before handling. (process change blurb….)
And THANKS for the rubber explanation. For a second there I had a very "odd" visual plus I was thinking "what the HECK gave him THAT idea…."
50th Anniversary Book Design Ideas Needed
Book Design and Imaging
My parents had their 50th a few years back. I made a DVD….one thing I might suggest off the top of my head is to do with the cover. Have a picture of them (young) on the cover…and on the back….a CURRENT picture of them…
Just received first book: Not too bad, some lessons learned
So I just received my first Blurb book via UPS about 30 minutes ago. Not too bad, i’ll definately order again in the future. I did have some lessons learned however on this first book though
1) I was REALLY upset/sad to see that on my full page photo’s…there was this stupid black square showing up dead center at the top. I fired up the Booksmart software and sure enough the square is there. So after about 2 minutes of mucking around….what I discovered this is one of those [ORNAMENTS] that was showing up. I must have accidently been mucking around with that but because most of my pages were NOT full page photos…and the background was BLACK…i simply was not seeing this inclusion. Painfull/expensive lesson but ultimately a "user error"....
2) Like a lot of posts I would agree that the pictures are in fact coming back darker/faded out then what i visually see on my monitor but then i’ve been printing my own photo’s at home long enough to realize I almost never get exactly what i’m seeing on my screen. However, the quality was well within my range of "good enough" that I wont scream and yell about it.
Thanks Blurb….definately a way to generate some fun christmas presents in the future.