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Graphic-heavy travel ebooks

 »How to include slideshows and video
 
Kuledoode My wife and I cyclotoured 14 countries over a 14 month period. I blogged our adventures and now want to create an ebook based on the blog using photo slideshows and video snippets. There are approximately 30 blog entries of 1000 - 1500 words each, maybe 20 photos and 4 minutes of video per blog. Will my ebook be too large? is there a better way?  

Posted on: 5:08 am on March 19, 2016
William Stilianessis Hi Jeff,

I'm not directly able to answer your question however I have noticed that this was posted in March and with it now being June, have you had any luck with the book?
If I am reading, be it in print or electronic media, I like to see some life in it. Not just a litany of places people have been and the same old, same old tourist fare.
I would be interested to see if this site is actually active in the genre as it looks to me like most posts are at least two years old. What has been your experience?
Thanks,
Will


Posted on: 6:25 pm on June 1, 2016
Kuledoode William, I don't think anyone else is home here. I am going ahead with Lucidpress. I fear the final version with text, photos and video will be too large to distribute via self-publishing but I still don't know how much is too much so I'm not going to worry about it. It will be large and that's that! Thanks for your response. I'm sure this post will virtually echo around the empty room when I press SEND.

Posted on: 2:05 pm on June 2, 2016
William Stilianessis Hi Jeff,

I remember a teacher of mine once saying that while less is more, a good solid description of a work might take what seems like too many words.
My question to you would be this; do you feel that it is too much? If you saw the book either on a tablet or a book store shelf, would you read it? If yes then go for it. Mostly because you are a reflection of your audience. With about 300 million potential readers in North America alone, the chance that there are a readership  who is looking for your specific style of work is high.
It may be for now that you and I are the only persons on here, but maybe that will inspire others to visit as well.
My wife always tells me that I lead in the crowd. Either way I would be interested in seeing how you make out with your book.
I have two I am working on right now, depending on my mood when sitting down. A childrens book, target audience ten to fifteen year old readers and a science fiction novel, target audience late teen to twenty-somethings.
I tend to switch back and forth fairly easily and in some ways the stories mesh even though there is no direct connection with any of the characters or plot.
I am only just not thinking of going the eBook route as I had intended to pursue a more traditional publishing method earlier.
Have you found any other sites such as this one that might be a bit more active?


Posted on: 2:50 pm on June 2, 2016

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