And, if I may, this book is downright stunning. The Oyster Bay book is a great historical tome, with over 700 SL photos across the 200 pages, but the Bay City Visions book is about the art…not photojournalism.
Blurb does an amazing job transferring the very high resolution SL images onto the printed page. The book itself is an 10×8-inch landscape format, so the photos themselves are around 6 inches tall (accounting for margins, captions, etc.). The glossy covers complement the matte pages quite well, too. I hadn’t purchased a softcover book from Blurb before (my Oyster Bay copy is hardcover with slipjacket), and the quality of the covers and the binding lead me to think that it’s very acceptable as a coffee table-quality edition.
Here are a few RL photos of my copy…
46 pages of top-quality Second Life photography by 24 creative minds, all themed around the SL experiment that is Bay City. The softcover edition is $24.95+shipping, hardcover with slipcover is $35.95+shipping and hardcover with imagewrap (imagine a hardcover book with the cover images printed onto the hardcover itself) is $37.95+shipping.
Oh yeah, I’m not taking a dime in profit from this publication. Don’t think that I’m hyping to line my pocket. I’m darned proud to have done this project and want to share the incredible feeling of holding SL images in real life with you.
And, yes, there will be more such projects to come in the future!