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Re: [BKARTS] online book manufacturing??



Kevin Kelly reviewed lulu and blurb on his blog
(www.kk.org)If you look in cool tools you can search
it.  He reccomends lulu for text printing and blurb
for color printing.  It's a really good read and very
informative.  Best of Luck!
Danielle
--- Ray Gorum <rgorum@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've used blurb for publishing photography and
> sketchbooks and have been
> pretty pleased w/ the results (though my
> pro-photographer friend found some
> frustration w/ inconsistent grey tones).
> I made an animated gif of what it looks like to flip
> through my hard cover
> 7x7 book here:
> http://www.sweet101.net/animation.gif
> 
> 1. People can order directly through blurb.com
> (though they have to sign in
> to make an account) - there is a preview function on
> the website.... eg :
> http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/67300
> 2. They start giving discounts at when you purchase
> 10 or more
> 3. You have to use their software to arrange your
> book and upload it (it's
> pretty easy and useful w/ a variety of
> layouts)...when I want total control
> over the page, I just use an image which covers the
> entire page.
> 4. Prices reasonable, though when you get to more
> pages it's a bit harder to
> find a profit from resale.
>   e.g. my 160 pg. full color book cost $34 to print-
> 5. Takes about 5 days to print + mail time.
> 
> Hope this is helpful- I've used iPhoto (will never
> again) and Qoop to print
> and found Blurb to be better quality and price with
> more options for selling
> and sharing.
> 
> Cheers,
> Raylene
> www.sweet101.net
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Jules Siegel
> <jules@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > carrie v wrote:
> > > Hello, Listmembers! I saw a post from someone
> > > interested in publishing a book "for the masses"
> (in
> > > addition to deluxe handbound version!) Some
> mentioned
> > > that a book from lulu seemed of surprising good
> > > quality. Has anyone worked with lulu or any of
> the
> > > other sites that produce on-demand books??
> > Lulu is terrific. You can see some of my works at
> > <http://www.lulu.com/jules>
> >
> > --
> > JULES SIEGEL Apdo. 1764, 77501-Cancun, Q. Roo,
> Mexico
> > http://www.cafecancun.com/bookarts
> >
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