Oh, no. I’ve gotten hooked on Blurb. I found it while looking for a place to easily put my mother’s memories into a paperback book. I’d made a hardback version for her on Photoworks, but the $85 price was just too high for the rest of the family to have copies. Her book is almost ready to come out on Blurb. In the meantime, I started Dad’s book since Father’s Day was approaching. It also is almost done with both books needing a few more vintage family photos to wrap it up.
The versatility of Blurb’s BookSmart software intrigued me, so I gathered my photos of my favorite New Hampshire place and made a photo book of it. You can see it here. They have it set up so you can preview the first fifteen pages.
I’m hoping to sell a number of them to the summer residents of Lake Forest to raise funds for the local ambulance service. Every year Lake Forest has a craft fair, golf tournament and raffle to benefit the ambulance service.
Now all sorts of book ideas are dancing around in my head. First I hope to gather enough photos from my niece’s wedding to make a photo book for her. Then I want to work on a photo book of the four-day writing workshop I attended last summer. Other books I could make: Baby Sandhill Crane Photos, Butler County Profiles (the writing of my mom and sister, Cynthia Ross), a flower photo book, a collection of my essays and poems, and a tribute book to my sister, Shannon Hyle.
I’m going to be busy, I can see.