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Discussion in 'Book, Magazine, Gallery Reviews, Shows & Contests' started by guitstik, Jul 16, 2011.
Great to hear, and I agree with your "jury" comment. Look forward to it all being revealed!!
Just a thought, one of many amongst the 33 pages here. Has there been any thought given to approaching sponsors to advertise or help fund the book, in return, perhaps receiving a special mention or acknowledgment in the fwd or prologue ?
Also, agree with others who ask if the pug community has come to terms with what really is the purpose of this book. Imo, selection should not be voted on by members, this should be the responsibility of a select group (no idea how this will be decided..). Initial edit is done online (if the panel can't meet in one location) and the images then whittled down to whatever number is required for the book.
With the right panel/star chamber/ chosen ones, the editing process can move along quickly. When I've been involved in this type of process as a judge, it really does come down to the fact that images that are compelling will be obvious, if this is indeed the goal of the book project.
If it's meant to be more inclusive and show any and all work, rough or polished, then perhaps open a gallery, announce it to the general membership (subscriber and non) and set a window for submitting, single image only. If people miss the window, then they're not regulars. This should reward those who spend time here. These will form a POD book. Price for the book will depend on membership status on APUG.
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I like this approach.
Most of what you've brought up in your post has already been discussed in this thread (and off) and has been finalized by the steering committee for this project. The project has been ready to go for some time, but as Keith has mentioned above, we are just waiting for Sean to polish a few final details.
Don't worry -- when the APUG book project launches, everyone will know about it! ;-)
Looking forward to hearing more about APUG book - how are things going with this?
Great to hear the project hasn't died. Will keep watching out for calls for entry. Looking forward to put in my bit, even if it may not be selected for final publication... that is all part of the game.
Which makes me think, would it be an idea to create a special (temporary?) APUG gallery of all photos that "Didn't make it"?... A bit similar to National Geographics last page "Photo that didn't make it" in the NG magazine? If so, it might be best to publish it sometime (3 months, half a year?) after the book has been published, when the first excitement and frustration has died down... to avoid overly heated discussion of "Why hasn't this photo been included?!"
Any updates on the APUG book or has the idea died a death?
I'm interested in participating (and helping to organize) this book, if the project is still feasible.
I would like to enter some pinhole landscape images myself, like :
Bert from Holland
yeah I'd be interested in contributing to an APUG book as well
Is it still open? And if so which image should I submit? (If any) lol
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The OP hasn't been active on APUG since June 2012. Unfortunately the project ground to a halt.
Probably best just to let sleeping dogs lie on this one...
A nice thought though.
Yes, it was a nice thought. The process derailed in a complicated mess, although not acrimonious. One of the biggest snags was figuring out how to solicit and select the images for the book. At no affordable price point could we produce a volume that would be democratic and representative of the APUG membership, so the question of how to curate/jury the book became central, with no conclusive decision ever reached. At this point in time, if someone wants to take this on as a project, I say more power to them. Just privately contact the photographers you want to have represented in the book to submit images, produce it and market it here. IF you want to associate it with APUG, talk to Sean and get his blessing to use the APUG name in marketing. But at the price point most folks here on APUG indicated they'd be willing to pay, self-publishing would lead to a very slim volume.