I just finished publishing my first photo book, A Back Road Traveler’s Alaska on Blurb (a print on demand site). It was a fun challenge to learn how to do it, and I want to do more! My next one will be more artistic… I started out just planning to show pretty pictures, but ended up writing captions and including information about some environmental issues. There are plenty of books with beautiful photos of Alaska, but you don’t usually get the whole story. I want to head in this direction next summer as we travel around Alaska. We plan to travel along the Haul Road following the pipeline to Prudhoe Bay, a route with much beauty sadly scarred with industrial development. Not my idea of the perfect vacation, but it feels important to see it.
The prices for print books at Blurb seem very expensive, too much for me to consider! All profits will go to the Alaskan Wilderness League. I am going to try to make a smaller and cheaper option, but then printing out books isn’t very environmentalist. My main goal is sharing and not selling, so the ebook version at Blurb is free! They only have it in epub format for ipads, but also put up a free PDF version at Issuu.