I get a few requests for a print version of my eBook, The Essential Guide to Lighting Interiors, and so I’m happy to announce that now it’s available (but be prepared to spend some $$).
I have to say that I don’t think this is a very good idea: we have enough dead trees already without printing things that are (frankly) perfectly good on an iPad. But if you feel strongly about it, you can now order the book from Lulu.com.
It’s $126(!), which is slightly more than half the price of getting it printed at Kinko’s. I’ve seen a copy, and Wow! They did a good job — it looks great!
Click the image above to go to the Lulu page — and if you order, let me know what you think!
Coming to a PDF reader near you…
I’ve been laboring all year (off and on) to bring an updated Lighting Interiors eBook to fruition, and I’m VERY happy to announce that at last I’ve finished writing! The entire book is undergoing a face-lift, updating the existing chapters, correcting mistakes, adding new chapters and new photos.
The text is in proofreading as we speak, and the new layout is well underway. With any luck, this will be “live” well in time for the holiday shopping season…
The book is sold as a subscription — meaning that if you’ve already purchased it, you’ll automatically get the update (if you can remember which fake email you used when you bought originally). You can get the original, first edition HERE — and again, you’ll automatically get the second edition the day it’s released, no charge.
While we’re on the topic, let’s not forget about the “Lighting For Real Estate Video Series” which makes a good companion to the book.
I think this thread has outlived it’s usefulness! If you’re arriving late to the party, this was originally a bit of a rant on my part because search terms kept popping up that were clearly intended to find a way to steal my book (torrent, fileripper, pirated, etc.)
I asked people to explain why they would steal something that costs less than $50, and incredibly, a number of people showed up and gave their reasons why they steal. And even more folks showed up and left testimonials about why the book was worth the money to them. I really appreciated that!
And, a bunch of people just used it as a way to be righteously indignant over nothing at all. They stumbled on the blog post while searching for a legitimate way to buy the book (HERE, fyi) and decided that I was accusing them of stealing. (Apparently reading past the second sentence was too much trouble).
So: If you’re searching for my eBook, it’s HERE. I think you’re gonna like it. You might also like my VIDEO SERIES.
Thanks….and, Happy lighting!
I’m honored this week to find that my book, The Essential Guide to Lighting Interiors, is one of 9 books recommended by David Hobby, over on Strobist.com. (His “bookshelf” also features a couple of videos, and his own very worthwhile set of DVDs).
It’s humbling to be in that company. And I’m pretty sure McNally is out-selling me, but that’s OK.
You can listen to a 10-minute discussion of the book over on Mike Miriello’s blog, The Real Estate Photography Podcast. Please note that I recorded that interview about a day after I returned from Norway; so if I sound like a blithering idiot, it’s the jetlag. It’s the JETLAG!
Thanks to everyone who has sent their comments on the book – it’s very appreciated. Happy New Year — I think 2011 will see some awesome projects!