I think my book would sit very well with these other books currently in the Cheltenham Racecourse shop. It’s similar enough that it wouldn’t be out of place but its different enough that there isn’t another book there that it could be compared to. It shows a local racing yard that will have horses competing throughout gold cup week and so people can connect to the people and story I am telling, its relevant, up to date and local, not to mention an aesthetically pleasing way to represent someones day/time at the races- a memory for them to have always! I will take my book to the shop and see if they would consider stocking it for the duration of gold cup week or any time of year for that matter! They can only say yes or no so I have nothing to lose!
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I have published my book on blurb and it is now available to buy! It is more expensive than I would have liked to have my first book priced at but hard back books with extra pages do add up. Ideally I’d have had it priced around £20 but cost price brought it to £30 and other photo book website were a similar figure. Hopefully I get good feedback though and it is a success, in the 5 hours it has been available to buy I have sold 2 copies so my name and work is getting out there! I’m very excited about the potential this has and really hope its a success. Click on the picture below to take you to my book for sale/preview of it.
I downloaded the Indesign plug in and have now made my book available for print on Blurb. It wasn’t as easy as I expected it to be as the page sizes were different so I’ve had to completely re-size every image/text and crop them so that they conform to the blurb layout. This has slightly changed the perspective of my images but I don’t think its a bad thing, just different! I also added my (this!) blog address to the back cover of the book so that people will be able to find me on the web if they like my work and want to get in contact.
I have had some great feedback so far and am now looking at making my book available to buy as a hard copy (as I have been asked by many if they can buy one!) most likely on blurb. I’m extremely happy with my book and am relived Kim himself and those at Kim Bailey racing like it too! Over 850 people have looked at it so far which is amazing!
I have added an emotional shot (Kim’s son hugging his pony) and altered the font sizes etc as stated before. After uploading my book to ISSUU I noticed a few more alterations that needed to be made. Firstly my opening text needed to align better and be equally waited on each column, some images inside the book (the front cover image in particular) were too small, the wall from the top two images from the first 4x pic page needs to be in line and the images on the left hand page look better on the right hand side when a single photo or accompanied with text. I need to make these alterations and upload to ISSUU again to see how it looks.