Have you ever done a 440-page book? Probably not, and it’s not that I’m even suggesting it. Frankly, I’ve got NOTHING in terms of work that would warrant a book of this size…and yet here it sits. I did this book because I can. The first test model was a 5×8, trade book, and the book taught me something very important. The physicality of a book is a large part of the experience. I’d never made an 8×10 trade book of this proportion, so I built this one. At first there was slight panic because I figured I would have to rebuild the book, and the work isn’t a quality that gets me excited about looking at it once again, but I was let off the hook. Let me explain.
Blurb added this “change trim size” feature to Bookwright, and with a press of a button I had my new size. There were a few tweaks I had to make, based on my love of square imagery, but other than that it was done. Boom. This thing is HUGE. Heavy. Thick. I used economy color paper, screw it. No need for even the standard color, but again, I don’t envision many people will actually look through this book. It’s too much, but yet it makes a point I like making. Open it anywhere and begin.
Next time I’m down south I want to see it. I’m certain it will spark an idea or two for me.
You got it. Too large for me to travel with, otherwise I’d bring it to you.
Pingback: Latin America Trade 5×8 | Shifter