Posts about book

e-Book cover image sizes

I created a simple cover image for an e-book at the end of last year, and found that the online references are few and far between when it comes to defining image sizes. The best one is by Smashwords – themselves an e-publisher – and cover not only examples but an explanation for the layman […]

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Twalender 2014

Here in Switzerland, a few active photographic members of social media website Twitter have decided to pool their resources and initiate a calendar of Swiss photos for 2014, featuring photos from a Flickr group entitled “Twalender 2014”. (Kalender being the German translation of calendar.) Flickr members can add up to five of their photos to the […]

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Mountain Postcards

I saw a few trestles outside a book store in Zurich a couple of weeks ago, and a quick peruse lead me to the book Die Bergpostkarten by German artist Emil Nolde.

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Regular free magazine coming soon

I have found a way of sharing high resolution images with you, free of charge. Check out this blog post for details of the “Issuu” service and how to best view a first preview document.

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Into the Future

Because I’ve wasted so much time with pointless babbling, I have had no time to create books of photography and of special holidays, yet I have wasted ten percent of my working day in inanities. So, no more. No more drivel. No more wasted time and a re-invigoration of my creativity.

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In Brienz

I’ve been taking a rest from photography for a while, as I had become addicted to finding “the next photo” and it was taking over much of what I did. (Hence the lack of updates here at Permanent Tourist.) I’ve been able to get my fix at work over the past weeks, where I’ve been […]

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Clifftop, Freshwater West, Wales

Going through photos from our wedding and honeymoon trip last year, to compile a book from Blurb. So expect a few more ones you haven’t seen yet being added to this Flickr set.

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Swiss Peeks retired

The Switzerland-based photographic community book project “Swiss Peeks – Switzerland Through Your Eyes” was retired at the beginning of October 2008. The three issues published between 2007 and 2008 will remain available for purchase in the Blurb online bookstore, but will no longer be actively promoted by an editorial team. The Flickr group and website […]

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Long Days on the rails

I received a letter from my new employer today, detailing the first weeks of my employment and lots of interesting sessions they have planned, from “getting to know you” time in the office in Bern to “an hour with the CEO” at the Zürich office. Starting on my first day, I have meetings and sessions […]

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Issue 4 of Swiss Peeks: Multicultural Switzerland

The editors are currently voting amongst the range of wonderful pictures you’ve submitted for issue 3 of Swiss Peeks, which will be entitled “Reflecting in Switzerland”. We’re pleased to be able to announce the theme for the following issue 4 as “Multicultural Switzerland“. The theme descriptions in English, German and French are now online.

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Sunset, Spiez, Switzerland

I am inspired once more to pull my finger out and start putting photographic books together. One of them will be a series of shots of the Niesen, which I see as this view every day from our sitting room window.

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Swiss Peeks is Book of the Week

A great piece of news for breakfast this morning: issue two of Swiss Peeks, entitled “The Red Makes It”, has been chosen as publisher Blurb’s coveted “Book of the Week”. We’re so chuffed, on behalf of all those who have worked together and contributed to Swiss Peeks. Allison writes on the Blurberati Blog that the […]

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Swiss Peeks Issue 2

The editors of the photographic book series “Swiss Peeks – Switzerland Through Your Eyes” are delighted to announce the publication of their second issue, containing a wide range of photographs from Switzerland fitting the theme “The Red Makes It”. The photographs have been submitted by a large number of photographers living in or connected to […]

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