Recently I posted a video of me un-boxing proof copies of “Dogs by Sue Clancy” https://sueclancy.com/2017/01/15/dogs-unboxed/ Overall I’m very pleased with the books printing, the binding and the way BookBaby https://www.bookbaby.com/ has done things. I’d used BookBaby to do my previous eBooks – so they weren’t un-known to me, and I knew they’d be good to work with. They are. And their book distribution system is worldwide…
Even so, in looking at my proof copies I realized there was a graphic-designer (me) error. The first page that you see upon opening the book is blank. Then you open it and on the left is the title page. The page to the right has the book info.
Not BookBaby’s fault at all. Totally mine. Some days are just like that.
But everything else other than the odd page order at the front is beautiful. So I showed copies of the book to my gallery owners – all are thrilled. (Whew!) And one said she loves the blank page at the front as she’ll be able to put a sticker/card with additional info right there. “Great sales tool!” she added about the book in general.
Since the galleries are happy I’ve decided the pages in the book “Dogs…” are staying as they are. I’ll just do better pagination for the next book.
In case you were wondering why I decided to do my newest book in such a mass-produced way in the first place. (This book is going to be available where ever books are sold in the world. Yes by Amazon.com…and also at independent bookstores) I decided to do it like this because I have fans and art collectors all over the world and Bookbaby’s distribution system for eBooks has been fantabulous – so I’m trusting that the same is true for the print books too!
The idea is that my gallery owners will be able to tell their clients – wherever in the world they are located – that “something new by Sue” is available via a familiar online source or even a bookstore near them. This book is also intended to help the galleries sell the very personal service I provide – creating a visual story that reflects the life of a person and their dog.
Beyond the fine art gallery scene I think of the book as a small attempt to share my “art as good mental health therapy” concept with people who may not know my artwork but may chance upon my book somehow. Maybe they’ll laugh and have a better day.
The original artwork at the gallery gets framed like this:
The book has a stiff cover and 26 pages and when closed is 8.5 x 11 inches. Just the size for a coffee table. More info about the book “Dogs by Sue Clancy” is available here https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Dogs-By-Sue-Clancy or via Amazon…