After many weeks of choosing photos, organising them, doing layout, sending the file to Blurb, buying and checking proof copies, my first collection of photos is now available on Blurb. It’s a real sense of accomplishment to hold the thin magazine in my hands and think, “I did this.”
Although I’m very happy with the finished product, I’m not that happy with the price of shipping. Shipping to Korea was over twenty dollars and shipping a copy to my parents in Canada cost about ten. Yikes. Plus ten dollars for the magazine itself. Also, Blurb must have a lot of orders, because it’s taking a long time for them to print the copy I ordered for my parents. I’m interested in making more photo collections, but I’m not sure I’ll use Blurb. Maybe Amazon? But that’s a problem for later.
You can see the magazine at Blurb if you go to https://www.blurb.com/b/10701454-beyond-the-extraordinary. If you don’t feel like buying the magazine, you can see the photos over at Flickr. https://flickr.com/photos/marcuspeddle/albums/72157719299684359
If anyone has advice about self-publishing, I’d be glad to hear it.