It is getting close to christmas which is also our deadline for the design of the book to be ready. We have finally found a great printer that will print it for a good price. Ashleigh went to China to source printers in May but last month we also contacted an Australian printer just because we didn’t feel like the price was right. We got very happily surprised as they are not only providing us a cheaper quote, but also outstanding service and fantastic communication with their fluent english. It can be a bit tricky communicating with the chinese when not speaking their language… it was the first time I acctually realized why speaking mandarin is so common here in Australia with the constantly growing business exchange to China.

The to-do-list for the comin days is as follows:

  • Send out photo contracts to all photographers
  • Write exact blueprint for ‘info’ page (printed in etc.)
  • Work on webdesign
  • Write text for website “Home” and all tabs.
  • Go through round 18
  • Decide on 2 last quotes in Book (p.55 and Summary)
  • Write blueprint for “That one moment” page
  • Decide on Main word for preface!
  • Send blueprint to editor
  • Decide on “our beliefs”
  • Retouch photos.
  • Get last originals from Laja.
  • Reply to printer with final quoterequest (stock, cover, pages, shipping)
  • Design cover
  • Edit promo film..
  • Finalize PR-letter
  • Choose map
  • Choose pictures for p.149
  • Book Exhibitions – Applications for London.
  • Finalize book design (list pages, titles, curved line, frames or not, end of p.)