I was thrilled when I recently published my book Persistence of Vision via Blurb, one of the world’s premier on-demand book publishers. It was one of the most satisfying projects I have recently worked on. I knew about Blurb almost seven years ago but their default formats didn’t seem quite right for my project which I felt needed a customized treatment. But recently Blurb came out with a plugin for InDesign that allows for complete customization. It was great to lend a personal feel to the book using custom fonts and layouts. As long as you keep text 1/4″ away from the borders you can do anything you want including full color bleeds. In my book I have several spreads that are full bleeds. It is pretty impressive and looks fantastic to have an art book with that level of detail.
I opted for the 8″ x 10″ size because I wanted to keep costs low and felt that using full bleeds would compensate for any loss of page size. When I was uploading the book I discovered you can make a digital version and imbed videos. I plan to make a digital version soon and will imbed several of the best of Thick Paint videos in the back of the book. In the printed version I used non-web standard fonts so it wasn’t a straight forward upload. If you want to simplify the uploading process for the digital version use standard fonts like Times and Verdana.
I’m giving a ten dollar discount for the book to the first 20 people to email me. I will send you a promotional code for ten dollars you can use when you check out. The offer expires on the 30th of March, 2013.
Many thanks! I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did making it.