Publishing a Photo Book

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A few weeks ago a high school classmate of mine, Susan Clark, proposed to me that I should create a Photo Book of some of my backpacking pictures. Susan put together a template which made it much easier for me to jump in and it has been a lot of fun working with her on this project. The goal was to produce a Photo Book focusing on the images and use enough space to tell the story. The story took on a bit of a motivational message as to why I backpack drawing from my Strong Finish post. So we have ended up with about a 30 page Photo Book with enough story to help one understand where the photos are from and a bit about some of the unique reasons why I was there. And I will admit that I am very pleased with how it turned out thanks to the power and flexibility of Apple’s Pages word processing program. It mostly takes place in 2015 ending with a very dangerous trip I survived on the Lost Coast Trail of Northern California.

At this time I am not sure how many books I will print or exactly what size the book should be, but cost is steering it toward an 8.5×11 landscape for about $25. If you want to buy a book feel free to influence me on how many books to print by sending me an email: ghsmith76@gmail.com. I will update this blog post along with the private Adventure Continues Facebook Group to inform people about the final book price and schedule. I will finalize the printing company and print a single copy to validate the quality and then I will work out how to sell and distribute the books. Luckily I have some shipping resources available to me through my work with Swedemom Center of Giving.

Here is a link to a bit of a preview: Greg’s Book Trailer

The book draws images from many of my blog posts such as: Three Sisters, Eagle Cap, Goat Rocks, Three Sisters PCT, Timberline to Gorge, Spider Gap, Stevens to Snoqualmie Pass, West Coast Trail, Jefferson Park, Paradise Park, Elk Mountain and The Lost Coast Trail.

There will be an eBook version ePub and maybe a iBook and Kindle version. I am really excited about the possibility of having an Interactive Book IOS App developed by Savageapps. This would allow the use of voice and video along with real map links.

BackCoverAssuming all of this process continues to be positive I would bet that there will be at least one more book highlighting my backpacking adventures with my Australian Shepard backpacking buddy, Brook @AussieBrook.

The proof book has been ordered so if it looks good we should have books by the end of May. Here is the back cover.

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith has retired. His last position was the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education comes from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

Posted on April 27, 2018, in Backpacking, E-Publish, eBook, Hiking, iBooks, iOS, Kindle, Pacific Northwest, Wilderness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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