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The Process

 

How to Create your Book

 

Using Important Projects is easy!

 

1. GETTING STARTED

Contact us to discuss your requirements, providing as many details as possible.

We want to discuss the project with you, listen to your needs, ideas and thoughts and ask you questions. Once the project is agreed, you will get a written quote. Contact us now to inquire about our availability and to get the conversation started. 

 

2. COLLECT CONTENT

Collect photos, scanned mementos and captions or text.

Our goal is to make this easy for you. We help you organize your pictures if needed and arrange scanning of prints, slides, negatives or documents. We also photograph objects of sentimental value to be included in your book. After everything is collected we’ll help you get it to us. There are many easy ways for you to supply photos to us. We’ll discuss what works best for you.

 

3. DESIGN AND COLLABORATION

Once we get your material the creative process moves forward.

Wel design the layout, providing you with a few layout options for your book (front cover and several key pages) for you to review and approve. After you've selected we go to work creating the book for you.

 

We design your custom book with as much or as little input from you as you’re comfortable with.

If you discover more content (as can happen with a family project) and your budget allows we can adjust the quote and increase the time spent, collaborating with you as your project develops. If you have asked us to help you with writing text we will supply status updates throughout the process. If there are complicated changes you will receive drafts (pdf) for approval along the way.

 

4. PRINTING

When the book is completed we will show you a final proof (a .pdf) and ask you to make sure that everything is exactly how you want.  Once you approve the proof, and we receive payment for the first copy we’ll organize the print production at our vender Blurb, or another vender we have selected to best fit your format. Your book will be delivered wherever you wish.

 

5. FINISHING

If you have requested additional services such as using your photos to make videos, slideshows or note cards we will arrange that. Digital files will be delivered to you of any materials (print photos, slides, negatives or documents that have been scanned). If you request multiple copies of your digital collection for your grandchildren you will receive those. All original material (photos and personal items) will be returned. If you want us to keep your digital material for further projects please specify at this point or we will delete them. This is where our job ends. You and your family or friends can order additional copies of your book directly from the supplier for the price of printing, with no additional fee from us.

 

Contact us now to get the conversation started. 

 
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