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publishing pictorial books with my photos

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,798
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I am halfway through compiling an iBook (eBook if you like) about butterflies. In the course of doing the iBook, I have been thinking whether I should also have some of my photographs in print i.e published in a traditional coffee table book or something like that. The photos can be selected from Penang Talk, Ipoh Talk, Taiping Talk including my butterfly pics.
· Date: May 28, 2012 · Views: 6921 ·
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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
May 31, 2012 7:16am

Congratulations to you, Kayes for your up-and-coming iBook! Thumbs Up! Your readers can learn a lot about the various families and habitats of butterflies, at the same time we get to feast our eyes on all your splendid pics. which are professionally captured. There is always art in your pics. Bravo!


Since you are already at Chapter 6, curious to know how "thick" is your iBook going to be? Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,798
May 31, 2012 4:31pm

hi Orange, thanks for highlighting the "thickness" of iBooks. It is quite interesting to read an electronic book without feeling its weight. I suppose it is only as heavy as the device with which you are reading it. This is good because it makes all electronic books, electronic magazines and electronic newspapers equal. They are all of the same weight when you read it on the iPad or Kindle. I used to hate reading our local newspaper, The Star, because it has so many supplements and it was a great effort just to hold up one issue, let alone read it. The Sun is about the right size. Last month I subscribed to the Star's ePaper and I have been enjoying this new experience of reading the local news. I usually read The Star ePaper on my iPhone and iPad.


Now coming back to your question of how "thick" my butterfly iBook will be. It will be between 1.5 GB and 2 GB so that it can be downloaded within a reasonable time. Pic shows the proof copy of the iBook sitting on my iPad's bookshelf Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics7/butibook10.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
June 1, 2012 1:59am

You have a central theme as your book title to capture and excite your potential readers. Thumbs Up! Your book cover is great - a good book cover is made up of primary colours. Graphic is superb too! Since marketing has already started, you'll have customers waiting for it. Your iBook will definitely be a runaway success! All the best to you, Kayes!!


During those earlier days, I had to design book covers using Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXpress or InDesign for page layout. Still remember how I had to wait for the entire book to be completed before I could calculate the thickness for the book spine. Without the actual pages of the whole book, no book spine can be designed. But now with eBook, book spine is not needed at all!!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
June 1, 2012 7:22am

Book spines .....


When a row of printed books are stored upright on the bookshelf, book spines help us to identify the books at a glance and logos printed on the book spines to indicate the publishers. Bigger bookshelf is needed for coffee table books. But now with eBook, no bookshelf nor book spines ..... Thanks Kayes for sharing the iPad's bookshelf pic.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
June 1, 2012 8:42am

"Widow" and "Orphan" in page layout and "Printing Ghost" in proofreading .....


"Widow" in page layout is a last single word of a paragraph left hanging onto the next new page or sitting alone at the top of a new page. If this happens, we try our best to tighten the paragraph in order to squeeze this last single word back to the earlier page so that the new next page can start with a new paragraph. We must not start a new page with a single word (widow).


"Orphan" in page layout is a single last line from a paragraph left hanging onto the next new page or sitting alone at the top of the new page. We can avoid this by bringing another line from the previous page and make the next new page starts with 2 lines instead of one single line. The last line of a paragraph must not be left hanging onto the next new page (orphan).


"Printing Ghost" in proofreading is just like a ghost. No matter how many times we proofread the passage, we just couldn't spot the mistake. But when the copy is finally printed, everyone seems to notice the mistake. "Printing Ghost" in printing is like a ghost - no one can see it. "Hantu!!" Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
June 4, 2012 12:09am

Well done Kayes. Congratulations.



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