Friday, June 22, 2012

Blog Headers

One Time Fee

 There has been some interest in my previous themes.
In particular the Juvenile Northern Cardinal header.
So now I am offering headers for a one-time fee.
The license allows you to use the header for your own personal blog.

The fees will help me care for the birds.

 If the new album generates interest, more will be added.

Blog Header Album

Monday, June 11, 2012

Garden Gate

Back Issue Library

Garden Gate magazine back issues from 1995 to 2011 is now available on DVD.
I still have most of my print issues, but it is a chore to go through all of them to find an old article or garden plan.
Switching to digital editions saves time and space for me.


Country Garden

 Gardening magazine

Did you know that Country Garden magazine is now available on Zinio?
I only noticed after I got home with a print edition.
More and more magazines are adding a digital subscription option.
Barnes & Noble does offer Garden Gate as a Nook Magazine, but you need to live in the US to subscribe.
I hope they will switch to the more flexible Zinio soon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Self Publishing


I am now researching Self-Publishing portals for a photo book.
Right now, Blurb is at the top of the list for a print edition.

Amazon offers Kindle Direct Publishing and for printed books Create Space, which does not rate well for photo books.
But the marketing possibilities would be hard to beat.
I have a few Digital Photography books in Kindle editions and they look amazing.
The advantage with them is that the Kindle free Reading Apps can be installed on most devices.

Now Kobo is about to launch its own version called Kobo Writing Life: Publishing.
Since I read fiction books on a Kobo, I'm looking forward to seeing their options.

Blurb does offer an ebook option for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
They are working on adding options for more devices.
When I shop for books and magazines, I always check first for a digital version.

All future updates on the photo book will be posted in the Artwork and Photography Blog