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June 22, 2011

Lloyd, Prototype

Well, the book I “wrote” for my dad didn’t get here before Father’s Day, but it really turned out nice. This will sound stupid, but it looks just like a real book. It even has a bar-code on the back.

So, if you were waiting to see the final product before turning your blog website into a book, I would say that it’s easy enough, and turns out okay too. It’s not perfect. The automatic software isn’t the best at laying out pages, so there are some pages that are nearly empty, but there are not many of those. Things that I would do differently…

  • Take more time on the dust jacket. I should have put a title on the cover as well as the spine.
  • Better proof reading. I have two spelling mistakes on the inside front cover of the dust jacket. The only thing that everyone is sure to read.
  • The Sommerer Family Website has a fair number of posts about how to use the website. I can’t imagine that those are going to be interesting in book form.

Now I have to decide whether to mail it to him or keep it until the family reunion that starts on the 1st of July. Oh, and you’re all invited to attend.

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About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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3 Responses to “Order Up!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It’s funny that you can talk about your dad’s gift here with absolutely no worry that he will see it.

    The book looks cool. I definitely want to make a year-by-year archive of Bradaptation. I’ll wait until I get to Nebraska to try it.

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  2. Kristi Said on:

    You’re in print!!!

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    That is so cool & amazing!!! I want to do one. Autobiography, here I come!

    It has a dust jacket.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7uWZaQAyoE

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