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My Book Proofs Arrived!

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Jimlad, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    Some of you will know I've been working on a book project for some time now (noticeable by the fire-themed pics I've been posting!). Well recently I finished designing the PDFs and got a couple of proof copies ordered through

    They arrived this afternoon and while they seem to have printed lightly darker than intended, on the whole I'm rather chuffed with them! So just thought I'd share.

  2. very nice Jim :) love it!
  3. martyvibe

    martyvibe Junior Member

    Looking pretty kickass mate!
  4. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    VERY nice Jim. What now?
  5. Wardy

    Wardy Well-Known Member

    Looks great, Jim. Nice fire effect. Is it Photoshop?
  6. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    or real fire?
  7. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    Looking great Jim.
  8. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Awe.............some! :D
  9. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone!
    Yes Wardy, it's photoshop. It's a dual brush tool preset I made a few years ago to look like pencil, believe it or not, but it's turned out to be surprisingly versatile.

    Now I need to make a few amendments I've spotted, some things are just easier to see in print I think. Then the tricky part begins.
  10. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    Looks good.

    Not sure if it's the printers fault, but your inside margins look a little tight, maybe add a little more space here?
  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    You're right, thanks Chris I think I'll give them a little more room to breathe!
  12. With Nothing Added

    With Nothing Added Junior Member

    How are you going to sell it? I know that Amazon accept POD (print on demand) books.

    If you're interested you can buy The All New Print by David Bann. I'm reading it right now; I think it's a good book.
  13. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Print on Demand is definitely an option, and I know Lulu sell stuff through Amazon as well as
    My partner in this project had a meeting with a local publisher yesterday which sounds promising, awaiting the final verdict.
  14. With Nothing Added

    With Nothing Added Junior Member

    If what I read is correct, with pod (at Amazon) you don’t need a formal approval from an official publisher, which is what writers need if they want their books in the shelves of official book shops (like Whsmith).

    Anyway I’d like to buy a copy of your book if it isn’t too expensive or if I suddenly make some extra money. How much will it cost? I really like it.
  15. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks! We're aiming to price it under £10 if possible. Easy for the greyscale version but the full colour version costs much more to produce via print on demand. That's why we're hoping a publisher might take it on, it'll be cheaper to sell. Plus getting it physically onto book shop shelves would be amazing.

    No final prices yet but possibly £6.99 for the greyscale one, probably around £12.99 for the full colour one unless we get it produced cheaper through a publisher rather than pod.

    I'll update this thread when we have a fixed price.
  16. With Nothing Added

    With Nothing Added Junior Member

    £12.99 is ok. If you have one ready I can buy it straight away, if posting overseas isn’t too expensive (I‘m on holiday). £20.00 in total would be ok. Otherwise I can buy it when I’m in London (in a month).

    I heard that producers ask the artists to compromise about the content of their work, but I hope it’s not true. Possibly it applies only to film makers. Let me know how you get along.
  17. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I'll be uploading new files for an updated proof soon, some time after I'll make a purchasable edition available on lulu and amazon (possibly a discount if bought through lulu). I'll post a link here and/or PM you when I do.

    And thanks, really appreciate the support!
  18. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    Looks like awesome work, Jim - hope it works out to be a success!
  19. With Nothing Added

    With Nothing Added Junior Member

    Hi Jimlad; thanks do pm me when everything is set up. Also, you can send me the book by post if you want, if it’s simpler. I can send you the money just by putting them in an envelope and you can send me the book when you have received them. Let me know which is the best way for you. You can also email me at: hi at
  20. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks, though when it's completely finalised it'll be simpler to post/PM you a link where you can order it online.

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