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After three days of trying to make a cover for my 5am I finally succeed it! The problem is that their instructions are false. You have a good pdf how to make a soft cover page and then you come to book size calculator and that calculator was telling me that for 144 pages, standard paper, softcover my dimensions for coverpage should be:
Cover Specifications Centimeters
Final exported PDF/X3 should measure (w x h) 35.806 x 17.462
But when I uploaded the message appeared:
For a Square 7×7 inches (18×18 cm) book we are expecting a PDF that is: 992 x 495 points, or 13.778 x 6.875 inches, or 34.995 x 17.462 centimeters
The PDF that you uploaded is: 1015 x 495 points, or 14.097 x 6.875 inches, or 35.806 x 17.462 centimeters
I tried everything and nothing worked. I uploaded 16 versions in three days. Then I decided that I’ll stop messing around with document preferences, trim, bleed, spine and other marks, and I’ll deliver a coverpage of exact measures that error was asking me. I made a pdf, opened it in photoshop (bleed box) and see what size it was. Then I changed the document settings in Indesign. I didn’t wonder why 5 mm change in Indesign is not 5mm change in pdf, but I was just correcting numbers so on the end I had 34.995 cm and PDF was accepted for printing.
I waste a lot of time, but on the end I trained my determination to publish the book in softcovers. It costs €18,95 + €5,37 shipping. This is only Blurb’s production cost and only 18 / 20 copies are available under this price. Click on the book above for more info.
OK. After two weeks of hard work I’ve finished with my 5am book. You can see the whole content on my site just click HERE. Let me know what do you think.
I uploaded pdf to blurb.com and ordered two versions of the same book. One will be with classic paper and soft covers (arround €20) and second will be with hard covers and premium paper (€36,95). It has 144 pages and it’s 18 x 18 cm format. For first twenty copies I’ll charge no fee (just Blurb’s production and shipping). I’m discussing with few publishing houses and it might be that they’ll ask me to stop selling the book via blurb. But until then, twenty copies are at your disposal.
PS: Yes, soft cover is still in process of Blurb’s preparation. It takes unusual long. It should be available in the evening. Sorry for that!
Sorry guy for not blogging these days, but I’ve been super busy preaparing material for Arles festival. I decided to make another version of 5am book. I started this project in Fabrica in year 2000 and since 2003 I’ve made like seven versions of the book, but after my postgraduate studies in London College of Communication I stoped making new versions, although when I traveled to Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia, Ukraine, Germany, France, China I was still photographing.
Oh… the concept… It’s very simple. I wanted to photograph in different places of the world at the same time of day. I’ve chosen 5am, because it’s so ambiguous time of the day, when parties are ending and work starts, when day it’s not over, but it also didn’t start yet,… AND THAT BEUTIFUL MORNING LIGHT!!! The serenity of quite morning after a loud night. It’s pure magic! I’ll build a website with this material during the weekend.
My work flow is that I gather all the files in one folder. Then I make a broader selection, then I print all pictures and place them on the floor (wall is better). Then I was making a linear story and while doing that I was making pairs of individual pictures. I gather pairs into clutters and thinking how and where should I include them in the linear sequence. Then I put this raw sequence in digital form, print it out and lay it down again. Fine tunning was done in Indesign. From 250 pictures I edit it down to something like hundred and six images. From Indesign I exported it to PDF and today I’ve ordered prints in the lab. As you know my wife is binding books (alenkapeterlin.com) so she’ll make a lovely book. I also order a book in blurb.com, but uncompressed book in CMYK is 1,4 GB and that will take like 24 hours to upload.
Anyway what I want to say is I work really hard and I’ll make my posts more simple with less text and more pics. Here is one that I really love. Ministers Mitja Gaspari and Ivan Svetlik last Wednesday in parliament on celebration of 18th anniversary of Slovenia’s Independence day.
My wife Alenka Peterlin has a new site alenkapeterlin.com! She is specialized in bookbinding and wedding photography. Check her site designed by herself and developed by my brother Peter Peterlin. __