Last week, I posted a preview of the portfolio book I was having published. I’m happy to report that all of the copies I ordered have now been delivered and I am extremely pleased with the final product.
For those of you that don’t know, I assembled and ordered the book using Apple’s Aperture 3 photo editing and management software. I won’t really go into the details of how it works, since it’s pretty self-explanatory, but I have included a screenshot of the interface below.
As you can likely see from the screenshot above, the interface is very intuitive and allows you to change the theme and size of the book, the layout of each individual page, and the placement and content of text boxes throughout the book. When finished, you simply click on “Buy Book” and the content is uploaded directly to Apple and you will be guided through a workflow for quantity and payment. All in all, the process was quite painless.
As you can see from the first photo above, I decided to order one extra-large (13″ x 10″) hardcover book and seven medium (8″ x 6″) softcover books, each 50 pages long. The hardcover book cost $95 and each softcover book cost $25.
The hardcover book will be kept with me for showing to clients and so on, while the softcover books can be left behind with a particularly important client, or potential client.
All in all, I’m very impressed with the quality and the speed with which they were published and shipped.
I’ve included a few more photos below…