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#1 JHauck

 

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:12 PM

To find my art, I've got a number of portfolios out there online. Let me know what you think.

http://trekwriter1975.tumblr.com/

http://memory-gamma....Trek_New_Worlds

http://starbase_hell.../anthology.html

http://trekspace.nin...file/JasonHauck

http://startrektot11...s.com/index.cgi

http://profile.image...r/trekwriter35/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stofan34/

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Formerly known as "Star Trek: Shadow & Light", this re-titled series comes from San Diego, California U.S.A.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

To find my art, I've got a number of portfolios out there online. Let me know what you think.

Well, from a practical point of view, what do you base your cover dimensions on? It's hard for me to estimate since you have the spine on there as well - THIS seems to have most of the industry standard sizes.

I've chosen to format all my pdf paperbacks (as I call them) as, well, standard sized "A" format Mass Market Paperbacks, which are 110mm x 178mm (4.33" x 7.01"). This is so that a double-page spread, viewed at 100% fits on most computer screens. It makes it so that in theory the pdf file could be handed to a Print On Demand printer and a copy could be run off and glue bound - all that would be needed would be a spine and back-cover. Why don't I include them? For the same reason why I don't include the bar code, the fly-leaf, Inside Front Flap, Pastedown / Endpapers or Endsheet - they are redundant in an electronic book. The purpose of a printed spine exists so that you can know the title and author of a book when stacked on a shelf. A back cover is there because the prospective buyer can read a little about the book without opening it – the all-important promotional text. In a pdf paperback, the back page is really at the back of the book, only accessable by opening the pdf and fast-forwarding through all the pages – NOT the place you will place things to catch a prospective reader's eye! Certainly we still need all this material, the title, author, promotional blurb... we just need to find somewhere else for it. I put it all at the front of the book (and in my advance promtion) but ymmv.

These are all editorial decisions that the publisher makes, and each will vary. Steph Watson, for example, formatted her edition of "Arc of The Wolf"entirely differently! The whole production exuded class from every seam! The cover, the front-matter text placement, the proportion of white-space to text - it is like a high-quality hardback sitting in your screen.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:32 PM

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One more of a small batch of "blanks" I'd created for this writing group.

http://groups.yahoo....uss_bonaventure

Kirok,
With all due respect, I disregard ~ALL~ "Industry" rules/standards, as I publish everything I submit ~ENTIRELY~ on a spontaneous whim. The spines are there for the sake of my own unique thin "graphic novel" signature style that seems to be getting noticed everywhere I post them from Ad Astra to "Tales Of The 11th Fleet" & TrekBBS. The spines I put in, aren't there based on the brevity of content or the volume of content (as yes, its a virtual e-book/anthology that eliminates such concerns,) they're simply there for decoration. I like the idea of my e-books being (someday published in paperback,) & lined-up on some trek fan's livingroom shelving unit, editions 1 through ???, all autographed by me and the other respective authors contained therein.

I'd love to see my covers used in someone's work, but so far, I haven't set-up a pay-pal account on "Star Trek: New Worlds" to take donations.

Edited by JHauck, 02 April 2012 - 03:30 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

Kirok,
With all due respect, I disregard ~ALL~ "Industry" rules/standards, as I publish everything I submit ~ENTIRELY~ on a spontaneous whim. The spines are there for the sake of my own unique thin "graphic novel" signature style that seems to be getting noticed everywhere I post them from Ad Astra to "Tales Of The 11th Fleet" & TrekBBS. The spines I put in, aren't there based on the brevity of content or the volume of content (as yes, its a virtual e-book/anthology that eliminates such concerns,) they're simply there for decoration. I like the idea of my e-books being (someday published in paperback,) & lined-up on some trek fan's livingroom shelving unit, editions 1 through ???, all autographed by me and the other respective authors contained therein.

I'd love to see my covers used in someone's work, but so far, I haven't set-up a pay-pal account on "Star Trek: New Worlds" to take donations.


<shrugs> Its you're perogative to do exactly as you see fit, to paraphrase the Modern Major General, but there are very practical reasons for using standards, mainly: if it's not the right size, you'll never see it in print because it will be impossible to print. It's not just a matter of the getting paper a non-standard size, the printing presses, trimmers, binders, etc are built for set sizes. No matter how much they loved your work and wanted to print it, it would be impossible. You could probably get it done as a non-standard size, Print On Demand but if so you would pay a premium price I would assume.

The size of the cover or page on the screen of a digitally published book is not vitally important, its just one of those thousand-and-one details that you have to make a decision about when you are publishing, I merely asked because I wondered if I was missing something that you were trying to get across.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

A couple more for Robert Scorpio & a writing group I stumbled over on TrekBBS

http://groups.yahoo....up/Khonsu72713/

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

JHauck,awesome and incredible covers.Good job!!!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

Thanx B.-Boy,

Here's a few more for the collection.

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Edited by JHauck, 05 April 2012 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:23 PM

Ah! Vastatosaurus from King Kong! A classic!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

Editing an incomplete image, BRB in a few.

Edited by JHauck, 08 April 2012 - 12:51 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

I've added a new "featured contributing writer" article on Robert Scorpio at "Star Trek: New Worlds". http://starbase_hell.../anthology.html

Edited by JHauck, 08 April 2012 - 12:51 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Robert's not the only one who wrote More Than a Will to Live - I contributed and so did Ln X and I think JLP although I'm not certain.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

Jespah: Oh. Okay. I'll re-edit the prior image & re-publish the "finished" version. My apologies.

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Edited by JHauck, 08 April 2012 - 01:02 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

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Here you go, Farquard.

This one is for Lone Redshirt.

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Edited by JHauck, 14 April 2012 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

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This one's from the yahoo group:

http://groups.yahoo....uss_bonaventure

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

my updated list of art sites / online portfolio:

http://memory-gamma....Trek_New_Worlds

http://starbase_hell.../anthology.html

http://trekspace.nin...file/JasonHauck

http://startrektot11...s.com/index.cgi

http://profile.image...r/trekwriter35/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stofan34/
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

~flips the bird at censorship, as my project are for fun & to get (original/non-canon) fan fiction noticed.~

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

new art catalog page

http://deepspacearc....arc/home-3.html

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

check out my profile & the posts of my latest boredom projects.

http://www.facebook.com/trekwriter36
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