Sunday, June 26, 2011

off with her head! - my first photo book~

to my list of titles I now add published author.  :)
I just published my first photo book of self portraits through blurb and man was it fun!
I downloaded the booksmart software from blurb's website and then had to think up a theme to build my book around.  well, I've got lots of selfies so I'll use them.  but what kind of selfies?  to be honest, the ones I had the most of were headless so I decided to go with that for my theme.  why not? 
thus was born the photo book "off with her head".
the booksmart software makes it super easy to drag and drop your photos into each of the pages and adding a bit of text was a snap.  it's quite user friendly and easy to figure out.  with so many choices of layouts you can try out lots until you find just the right one.  in fact the only problem I had was stopping.  I have a tendency to want to keep improving things and I finally had to give myself a cut off date. ;)

I had so much fun making this book and I want you to have the opportunity to make one too!
I'm requesting from blurb to be able to give away a $75 free book coupon to one of my readers so you can have the chance to get published as well.  I hope to hear from them soon so stay tuned, I'll let you know as soon as I can run the contest.

there's a preview widget at the bottom of the page as well as a link to preview it on blurb's site on the sidebar.  for some reason I couldn't get it to appear correctly in my post as I had wanted.  oh well, either way, please take a peek and let me know what you think. 

thanks to blurb publishers and thanks to my readers!


  1. Congratulations are in order!! Well done.

  2. wonderful, elle! it is a beautiful book of your gorgeous head-less portraits!! and, it does look like a lot of fun to create - i feel inspired to look at the potential... congratulations on sharing your talent so creatively! XO

  3. Well done Elle, I love the title xx

  4. Something's missing. Hey, have you checked photo 125? I'm test running a poem to see if you approve for that image. You can be honest, really. I prefer it. I'm tough as woodpecker lips!


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