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Call for Entry and BLURB Image Size Requirement
Tips and Tricks

So, Tony (or any others who want to reply) do you think we can set the call for entry to 150 dpi and 1600 on the longest side for the submissions and those dimensions would be adequate for a 7×7 book?  If so, can we ask the submitters to set the save to a quality of 10 on saving from Photoshop?  Well, of course, we can ask them this but will the resulting image be adequate for the catalog? 

 Charlie

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Sep 3, 2010 11:39am PDT
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Call for Entry and BLURB Image Size Requirement
Tips and Tricks

Hoping to kill two birds with one entry form.  Our second photography show is coming up.  Last year we had certain requirements for submissions to the show and later we went out to the photographers who were selected and asked for another set of the same images to include in our exhibition catalog.  The resulting catalog is here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1174771

This year we would like to use the call for entry images but what is the best size to keep the entries small for emailing in but big enough for a 7X7 blurb book?  Is 300 DPI and 1024 on the largest side adequate?  Looking for any suggestion.

Charlie

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Sep 2, 2010 5:37pm PDT
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Setting an Account and Full Preview
Ordering and Shipping

Ok, as I understand it, if we set a price for the book to sell it to the exhibitors and others it will have the option to show the full preview  beta of the book. 

 Charlie

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Feb 7, 2010 6:45pm PDT
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Why not sell downloadable pdf's as well?
General Interest

Not only for backup but there are sites that will host a PDF like issuu.com.  It would be nice to have various links from my site to the books I have done on that site.  Now that you can create a PDF and have a book published from that, individuals can post a copy of the PDF there as well as send it in for publishing.  The real issue is past books.  The thing is, prospective buyers can view the book on Issuu but then buy the book on Blurb.  So, Blurb will still get their pound of flesh.

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Feb 4, 2010 10:04am PDT
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Setting an Account and Full Preview
Ordering and Shipping

An art center I am associated with is planning to do an Exhibit Catalog of images in the current photography show.  The Art Center wants the full preview so that the different exhibitors can see their work in the preview of the book.  They believe that they can probably sell a copy of the book to each exhibitor.  This photography show will be an annual event.  Also, they think that this may be a good money maker for other shows as well.  However, full preview is very important.  How can they assuure this?  I have full preview on my books but that may be because I entered several in Blurb contests.  Is this available on a new account and on the first book?

 Also, any tips for an organization  doing this are appreciated. 

Charlie

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Feb 4, 2010 9:56am PDT
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Exciting news – Blurb now accepts PDFs!
PDF to Book

This is a good first step.  Now, how about exporting a book to PDF from BookSmart or through Blurb.  Several folks have their  books published through Blurb in PDF format on Issuu.com.  They do this so that people visiting their sites can view their books in their entirety through links to Issuu.com  rather than previewing the books on Blurb.  Now that people can create their books as PDFs this will become more common so I hope that Blurb provide us all the capability to convert our books that were already created to PDFs. The point is to sell our books and a potential customer would like to see the entire book prior to purchase rather than just the first 15 pages.

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Jun 24, 2009 1:25pm PDT
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