Finally, the book I had printed with the pictures of my European Holiday, the one I had posted about earlier, has arrived safely. I was so so happy to receive it yesterday from my friend who just returned. I am not sure if the older link still works. But here is the new one which was printed. According to my friend who read and reviewed it page by page, there were lot of grammatical mistakes (as I had expected and I did feel bad about it) but as a general consensus I got the feedback that the photos especially the monochrome ones looked real good in print. The other feedback received was that the color photographs looked half-toned. And the font, the one that I had chosen did not look that great in print. I had received that comment in that post and I had modified it but for some reason that wasn’t uploaded correctly. I wonder why. Since it is just a 20 page material, I chose two pictures from each of the 10 places I visited last year to make it a concise memoir. Moreover I really really wanted to see how it would work in printed book format, because I have an idea and wanted to know if it is feasible. Yippee!!! I am so glad. This is how it looks like in print. I almost felt like giving thanks to mother Earth.
Ever since I did that solo European Tour last year and collected a whole lot of photographs, I have had this urge to have a book printed with it as a memoir. Not a coffee table kind of thing, but something as a pat on my back (is that narcissistic ?) for the first step that I took, which is always the toughest one for me. That tour was a huge confidence booster for me and I will forever be grateful for all those who were there in that group because they made me feel at home and I really really enjoyed their company as much as I did those places. It was also the tour where I covered one of the 7 wonders of the world or rather one of the new 7 wonders of the world , the Roman Colosseum. Today, after so many discarded efforts, I finally completed that 20 page book with selected photographs for each place visited as part of that tour. I tried my hands at Book Wright tool from Blurb and got it done today. The link is given below. I am not planning to sell it, obviously, but am definitely planning to print it for my personal use. It would be of great help if you could review the same (all pages are shown in the preview) and let me know your view, comments or corrections (my English , especially my grammar isn’t that good). Somehow the font I used looks good when I see it in the software, but in the preview, unless it is viewed full screen, isn’t very clear. I might have to rethink about the font.