Sunday, January 17, 2010

ISBN It Is


There will be an ISBN on my dad's book I've decided, after much deliberation and input on the LinkedIn Forums I belong to on the Internet. That means I have to step up my game on the design of the book though. As it will be published by my company, Provenance Publishing LLC, I want it to look professional and not like I did it in Microsoft Word. Which is what I did.

Katie came up with a nice cover design, I think. She did it in a 6" x 9" format as she understood that was the size I was doing the book in. I actually had decided to go with 8 1/2" x 11" because of all the documents I have in the book. I like the smaller size idea because I think it fits the type of book better; I'll just have to see if my illustrations are legible in that size.

On a different note, I just secured my first speaking engagement for my "Who's Been Sleeping..." book. The Webster Groves Historical Society has invited me to give a presentation on how to research house history on March 21st in the Hearth Room behind the Hawken House. They will provide the marketing and the refreshments; I just have to bring books to sell. Sounds like a winner all the way around!

2 comments:

  1. I really like the elements on the cover! What does it look like if the photo is straight on? When I viewed it larger (to read the dog tags), it just seemed like the photo should be in line with the type. Military precision? Then, the dog tags could still go off at an angle. JMO.

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  2. Yeah, I'm a straight on kind of gal myself. I think she was going for it looking like the photo and dog tags had been dropped on a table and photographed.

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