Monday, May 07, 2007
THE BOOK: Knitaly, an Adventure in Knitting
Though it contains 8 patterns—3 new, 5 former offerings with variations— this is more than a pattern book. It's a inspired hybrid pattern collection sprinkled with recipes and observations, a very expressionistic fantasy tour of an inspirational landscape. Besides the cover's vest pictured above, these patterns are included :
87 pages with abundant full color photos, the book is available in two formats: one in PDF download especially designed for those with an up close and cosy relationship with their computers and one in soft cover format available through lulu.com here: http://www.lulu.com/jane23.
However, please don'r dismiss the paperless copy out of hand. Consider this: not only do these downloads save space, conserve paper and a number of other noble benefits but it costs less at $25. To purchase the PDF download, click on the cover icon to the left. On the other hand and as a former librarian, I so understand a mind wedded to the printed book. I, too, love a book to have and to hold, to collect, to cosset and otherwise experience in a tactile way. contact
If you are not familiar with Lulu, welcome to the new world of publishing: print on demand. Books are distrubuted once the customer purchases the title, are printed on high-quality paper according to trade standards and look very much like a traditionally published book. The difference is that this avenue allows authors far more flexibility and control. Most traditional publishers, for instance, are not interested in quirky impressionistic knitting books with recipes and observations on the color golden brown or musings Renaissance fashion. Most traditional publishers expect authors to conform to proven formulae.
I'm hoping you'll check my book out in one of the two formats.