So is anyone else having a snow day like me? We have about 20 inches of the fluffy stuff and I do not plan to even try to venture outside. I’m snug as a bug writing this post on the couch today!
This post is about multi-volume photo books. From time to time I get e-mails from readers asking about page limits on photo books and if you’re a photo and photo book lover like me, you may find it hard to work within those page limits. The vast majority of companies max out at 100 pages. Some companies allow for more than 100 pages – some even up to 440 pages (Viovio and Blurb), but that’s the exception. (Want to know page capacities for each company? Check out my Photo Book Wizard.)
So, what do you do if you have a lot of photos you want to showcase, but want to use a particular photo book company (either because of a sale or because the company you like to use only maxes out at 100 pages or less?)
Consider a multi-volume set. You may recall me talking about my two-part honeymoon photo book. Most recently, I also put together a two-part photo book set for my family’s Asian vacation. I already posted photos of volume one in my MyPublisher lay flat review. I had started trying to fit all these photos in a single 100-page book, but as I started laying out the pages and seeing how many great photos my brother took, it soon became apparent that I couldn’t fit in all the photos I wanted to, without putting too many photos on one page. I’m not a big fan of cluttering up a page with too many photos.
Photobookgirl Tip: For the most popular 8.5 x 11″ size photo book, I recommend no more than 4 to 6 photos per page (or 8 to 12 photos per spread) max.
Here’s some tips about making a multi-volume photo book set:
1) Even though they are separate books, use the same fonts, cover style and overall design so that the books look cohesive;
2) Think about creating a special cover template that you can use for all the books – just change out the photos (notice that I accidentally changed the first part of title? oops! Close enough haha…)
3) Besides vacation photo books, a multi-volume set may be great for a series photo books of your child (one book to celebrate the best photos of each year), or a series of books on all of the fun events leading up to the wedding day (wedding planning, dress shopping, bachelor/bachelorette parties, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner etc.);
4) Additionally, splitting the books may be a a good way to maximize those photo book Groupons – since you can normally order only a single photo book project per order (since one book is uploaded at a time).
Here’s some more shots of this lay flat photo book from MyPublisher:
By the way, I just got an email from MyPublisher with their most recent sale:
$35 for a Classic Photo Book with UNLIMITED PAGES!
$70 for a Deluxe Photo Book with UNLIMITED PAGES!
2/8/11 12/31/2013 7/23/2014
Use it to make your multi-volume photo book series!
Check out my MyPublisher Deluxe Photo Book Review here!
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