Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Situation Update

Still not getting any joy from my 'old' printer, but this is possibly down to the Easter break. I'll give 'em a nudge and a few more days. But I reckon it's 50/50 whether they get back to me. Printers - tchah!

I have now set up an account with Lulu, the print-on-demand site, top produce an 'alternative' version of ST17, should the need arise. This is the same booklet in terms of content, but has a radically different cover because I couldn't get my own amateurish effort to upload, so I had to improve. However, it still bears an excellent illustration by Stephen Clark.

As I say this is a Plan B stop-gap to be used if my old printer doesn't come through. I'm reluctant to go down the Lulu route because frankly I'm an old fart and suspicious of these techie-whizzy things. But the price they're quoting ain't bad and I think the cover looks okay. What do you think, gentle reader?

[cover thumbnail]

6 comments:

jimsteel said...

Nice!

strantzas said...

I like it, but I'll warn that Lulu tends to muddy things a bit on print... especially if the file you used is low resolution.

Nathaniel Tapley said...

I'll be buying a copy either way...

valdemar said...

Thanks, chaps. Simon, I'll get myself a sample copy and proceed from there.

wmmvrrvrrmm said...

Fantastic cover illustration!

valdemar said...

Sample copy on way. If it is good enough I'll simply order from Lulu. It will mean a price hike, but not this year. Always give people some warning...