A collaboration of eco-friendly scrapbook layouts created by a community of scrapbook bloggers. The finished product will be a free e-book distributed amongst our blogs. Comment below if you wish to Collaborate.
GOAL: An eBook with 10+ scrapbook layouts using at least 75% eco-friendly or recycled materials to be released in April 2013. The eBook will also be translated into Spanish.
Email me - ecoscrapbooker (at) gmail (dot) com - to find out how to contribute to this eBook. The first step will be to sign up for ^IfMine (http://ifmine.com</a>), as we'll collaborate here to discuss the future of the book.
*Note to contributors: You may submit a project as a published blog post or as a Google Docs.
Thoughts on how to publish the eBook? Share below.
This project has evolved! Continue the comments on Evolution 3. Thanks!
http://lmtroch.blogspot.be I have my blog all ready for you. I'm so excited! I'll make sure to do another blog featuring the book as well as blah, blah, blah all about it on my FB Page . Yippy! I'm dancing in my rolly stool. Kind'a dangerous. Hehehe... I update my blog twice a week, but I'll keep coming back here to make sure the link is still direct.
Hey everyone! Danielle published her "master" post, for all of us to follow when writing our own book collaborations! http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com/2013/01/eco-friendly-scrapbooking-pause-get.html Please port the links to your own collaboratios for the book here.
BOOK DESIGN - - - - - (I have a few questions/comments, but I'm going to post each topic individually, so the conversation doesn't get all tangled up, LOL!) - - - - - Depending on how much time we have available, I can help with the design of the book. I have a few questions to get started, I'd like your imput as much as everybody else's! -----→ 1. Would you like the book to have a vertical or horizontal presentation? -----→ 2. Would you like it to look more like a book, or like a magazine? -----→ 3. Is there anything that you DO NOT want to see in the book, designwise?
Danielle, you HAVE to see this! → http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-add-retweet-buttons-in-your-pdf-documents/
I bookmarked it! Thanks!
I'm so glad you're a part of this! You have me thinking about every aspect of the book. Will it be harder to go horizontal? I would like a large photo of layout and then supply list/description/bio in the sidebar area (or below the photo if we go vertical). I believe you're familiar with the Ella Publishing eBooks - I like the look of those. Do you have any suggestions on a program to create the eBook?
BTW, did you see any question about promotion/distribution? Of course not... because we are going to tackle that a bit later! ;-)
LOL! I'm glad that you are allowing me to callaborate my skills to the project. My current job can make no use whatsoever of my skills/training, and not everybody is willing to be guided on a project by someone giving away her advice knowledge for free. I know firsthand... Then, I want to do something with that title that I have nver used but that I'm still paying that student loan for, jeez... And of course, I do believe that his book should not be just plastered together to end up looking like a last-minute middle-school assignment. It's YOUR name being put out to the world, and you deserve to showcase it in the best light possible! I don't feel there's any difference on designing vertical or horizontal, as long as the design is solid. Remember my humble ebook from 2010? It was created in OpenOffice and exported as PDF. Use whatever program you have and feel comfortable with. Just remember that you are creating three editions: English, Spanish, and potentially Dutch, so it is VERY important that the look is consistent from edition to edition.
Let's explore our options for ebook creation...I'm all ears :)
What sofware do you already have and feel quite comfortable with?
I currently don't have anything on this computer to create an ebook. I'll have to check the hubby's laptop...he has a lot of fun programs. Are there any online programs that can do the job?
Trust me, if you have a way to convet a file to PDF, you can use anything to create your ebook. OpenOffice (the one I used to create mine) is an open source version of Microsoft Word. MS Word! On this level, that is all you need, I promise. The wheel was already invented. You just focus on the message.
TRANSLATION IS SPANISH - - - - - (I have a few questions/comments, but I'm going to post each topic individually, so the conversation doesn't get all tangled up, LOL!) - - - - - Danielle, when should we start to submit the collaborations? I will need time to work on the translations. I'd like to have an ideo on the time table, to organize myself....
I'll be focusing more on the eBook in January. I'll do one last call to find collaborators at the beginning of the month, create my own project and share via blog post (everyone involved can model their project submissions after mine). I'm thinking we'll gather final submissions as blog posts to make it easy to transfer into the eBook. February: Put everything together. March: Translation time. April: Launch.
I actually like the idea of havig your own project as a model. I would love in advance when you plan to publish your model project (at least a week in advence, more if possible). I also think that it would be assertive to establish a deadline for all of us collaborators to publish our own projects on our blogs, so we can go for there on the next steps of the project. What do you think?
One of my first posts in January will be my project for everyone to use as a guide. I think I'll have the deadline be end of January for everyone to submit their blog posts for review. We can pull what we need from their/our posts to the book.
Ahhh, so we make a blog post and you will take what you need? That sounds super easy!
Hopefully translations start EARLY March... preferable late February, LOL!
TITLE - - - - - (I have a few questions/comments, but I'm going to post each topic individually, so the conversation doesn't get all tangled up, LOL!) - - - - - What kind of projects are being proposed? I think that the title has to reflect what is in the book, either if it is estrictly scrapbooking, or an array of different crafits. Does it make sense?
This book is about eco-friendly scrapbooking - so just layouts and tips/special techniques. Eco-friendly crafting can be left for another book...maybe April 2014 ;)
Whoo hoo! Take a look at my blog: http://lmtroch.blogspot.be/2012/10/match-box-mini-album.html
I haven't even been blogging for a year, but you will find several choices. My favourites are the MatchBox and the up cycled mirror frame. It wouldn't be far fetched to say 99% of what I do is either recycled, free or nearly free. Recycling means so much to me and represents a big part of my creations. Of course these particular projects are not layouts, but you will find other traditional scrapbooking layouts and cards made from stuff just laying around or ready for the trash or paper bin. However, these are paper craft projects.
It is possible that I have even more photos of projects of my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cherry-On-Top/322708647766995 . You may choose what project you would like in the book. I've got tons of stuff that isn't even on the computer if you have something specific in mind. I'm also working on a recycled project as we speak! It's a mini travel book recycled from some coupons/flyer I got in the mail.
I also speak Dutch. So, if you want to put the book in Dutch, I'll be happy to help with that, too! Scrapbooking is super popular in The Netherlands and there are some fans in Belgium as well.
I love your enthusiasm! For the eBook, I'm basically looking to highlight eco-friendly scrapbook layouts, but if you have a special technique you'd like to share, we can include that too. There probably won't be a ton of text in the book, but if you want to translate it into Dutch as well, that sounds wonderful!
Tried to make a longish comment, but it wouldn't let me....I'll try another approach.