Tuesday, July 04, 2006

July 4th

My first day of actual class with my new students. I'll be meeting them in a little over an hour.

My brother David writes in with his assessment of Cafepress books, based on the 400-page sci-fi novel I ordered from CafePress and sent to him:

Book received. It looks OK - it's not bad, but it's not high-end either. I think it'll fit your purposes just fine, unless you're looking for hardback or something. The paper color isn't white in this book - it's more creme-colored. The binding is fine - stitched well. The cover could look better. While the colors are brilliant, it looks like everything is done in half-tone, like a newspaper photo. The text looks half-toned, too. Maybe that's the way the author did it, or maybe that's a cafepress issue. Aside from that, it doesn't look like a ghetto book. Looks legit.

What do you think? Not a ringing endorsement, but not an outright pan, either.

To all the Yanks: Happy July 4th! Viva la Revolución!

And: Happy Blogiversary to my big behind! It's been an interesting three years.



Maven said...

Kudos on the three year mark!

Three years of inspiration! Fancy that! Hard to believe it's been that long:)

Jelly said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
Did you ever think of sending out your book to any of the bigger publishing houses? Just curious.