iphoto book

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kerraeb, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. kerraeb macrumors newbie

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    I made a book in iphoto and a friend's mom wants to order 10 of them. Do I have to order more copies of the book, or there a direct way for her mom to order a book I created?

    They are out of state and having the mom send me a check and then place the order would be a pain.
     
  2. -hh macrumors 68020

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    I don't think that there's an easy way within iPhoto for anyone to order a book other than yourself .. and I don't recall if you can redirect its shipment or not.

    What might be a possiblity is that there **might** be some useful integration with the new iBook writer stuff such that an iPhoto book project might be able to be "published" into an iBook, and I believe that they do have a way of self-publishing in this regards - - but I'm not sure if that's into a hardcopy form like iPhoto will provide ... I suspect not, but its probably worth a check.

    Another alternative for you would be to "print" your iPhoto book and port it over and create a PDF. You can then split this PDF into individual pages. From here, you can then export each page into a generic 3rd party photo book printing service, which could either be where you place an order for 10 copies - - or ou can look for one of the self-published book publishing houses that are online - these services often have a UI which allows people (the public) to buy "print to order" copies of your book with their own credit card.

    Its been awhile since I've looked into these sorts of 3rd party services; please let us know what you find (and I expect that some other posters will hopefully join in to comment on specific ones they've used, good/bad, etc).


    -hh
     
  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I think you need to order the books, and then send them to her. However....

    You could look at Blurb. Blurb is also a print-on-demand publisher. You download some software, create the book using their layout templates - very similar to iPhoto - and then upload the book file to Blurb. However, this is where it is different. Once the book file is uploaded (and so far all of this is free for you, until you actually get a book printed) anyone can then go and order the book themselves from the Blurb website. I don't know if there is a way to restrict who can see the book - but once your friend's mom has ordered her ten books you should be able to just delete the book from the Blurb servers.

    The best part is, you will get a small cheque from Blurb for the sale. Whether you share the cheque or not is up to you.... :)
     

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