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The City Series: First Published Book

The City Series: First Published Book

I just received the first copy of my self-published book: n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s – art for posts: the city series. It is a 20 page volume of art, prose and poetry. The print quality is very good. And I am pleased with the final product.

24 responses

  1. Congrats on the book. Where will the book be avail?

    June 5, 2012 at 2:32 am

    • Thanks for the thumbs up. I haven’t got to the availability yet. I am still working on perfecting the various volumes. I also want to convert the books to ebooks.

      June 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  2. Did you use online publisher?

    June 5, 2012 at 2:40 am

    • Yes, I used Blurb Publishing, an online site. They offer various size books, covers, papers etc. The images were reproduced true to form.

      June 5, 2012 at 4:34 am

  3. Now that calls for congratulation!

    June 5, 2012 at 2:42 am

    • Thanks Barbara. The results were quite good. I liked the challenge of formatting the book.

      June 5, 2012 at 4:35 am

  4. That is awesome! Congratulations!!

    June 5, 2012 at 3:06 am

    • Thank you Jaclyn. I needed to be able to hold something in my hand. It is actually cheaper to produced a book with many images, then produced a framed print. Easier to get people to see and feel what you are doing as an artist.

      June 5, 2012 at 4:36 am

  5. Great new, Walter, well done!

    June 5, 2012 at 3:39 am

    • Thank you my friend. This is new to me. Looking forward to the challenge of creating both hard copy and online books.

      June 5, 2012 at 4:38 am

  6. Congratulations! It’s a good feeling in completing a creative project and publishing it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wish you success!

    June 5, 2012 at 6:14 am

    • Thank you Marie. It has been fun putting the book together. And holding the results. I am working towards a large book combining the smaller volumes. A combination of all my major blog series i.e. city, abstract, landscape and silence.

      June 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  7. Well done, Walter! Must be very excited seeing it finished, huh?! All the best! [although, I know it will do well!]

    June 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

    • Yes Marina, I am excited. I will be sending this first copy to my sister for her birthday next week. Working on the Abstract Series now.

      June 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  8. A wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations!

    June 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    • Thanks Helene. A first step in many to complete a large volume combining my major blog post series.

      June 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  9. Hey Walter, I am thrilled you have made a book of some of your wonderful work! I use Blurb too and I agree that the quality of reproduction is very nice.

    June 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  10. Congratulations! I love the cover.

    June 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    • Thanks. This is just part of the cover. I was going for perspective in this shot.

      June 10, 2012 at 4:00 am

  11. awesome! It is so cool to see your work in print, isn’t it? I know I felt that way when I was first published.

    June 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    • Thanks Sheila. I am working on the abstract and landscape series as we speak. The quality of the photos on paper was excellent. It is exciting to see our work in print. Your statement brought back memories of when I was in a multi-media production that included video from me. It was an incredible feeling to see my video art on a 12′ x 12′ screen. Seeing the work at that scale was something I had not experienced before.

      June 12, 2012 at 5:02 am

  12. Good luck with the print world.

    June 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    • Thanks David. Right now I just wanted to go througth the process of creating the book. And seeing the results in print.

      June 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  13. Awesome!

    June 14, 2012 at 3:09 am

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