First of all, while we are slightly changing the alternative book idea: If you would rather do the book as orignially suggested please email us with your address and we will send you additional information and start the Alternate Book Project as originally suggested. (We already have several people interested in this idea so we will still do this if you are interested in this project. :) )
If you would like to participate in both projects that is welcome as well. An update on the Alternate Book Project would be provided this week. :)
Information about the new project: The Pages Project.
Due to the enormous response and interest in this project we are contemplating an alternative idea to our original suggestion.
We're thinking that each person could mail to us their work, page or pages (any size, shape, color, anything they desire) and we will scan the pages as they arrive and post them. Creatively this allows you to use any media or medium that you want that can still be bound into a book. You can use notecards, any kind of paper, you could make a collage, or even make your own paper. 81/2 x 11 or smaller is recommended for binding reasons.
Since anybody could be sending us pages at anytime your identity will remain anonymous. We will give you our address so it will be both the mailing and return address. That will make it less expensive and faster.
Then at the end we will send everyone a complete pdf file of the project. Of course all the pages will be scanned on the livejournal anonymously and anybody can give feedback on each individual page. We will still assemble and bind the pages into a hardcover book if people are interested in having a copy of the book we will still do that for the cost of producing the book. (This way everyone would have a final copy either in the form of the pdf file or in the form of an actual book).
Based on the number of people already interested, alloting just ten days apiece for production time not counting mailing time it would be a year and a half before there was a final product if we followed the original plan. The final product would be a hard bound book.
We think people would like to see the work sooner. Also the people at the end of the book would not receive the book for an entire year or more.
For the first publication of the Pages Project the deadline is June 6th 2005.
If you are interested in being a part of the Pages Project please comment with your email address included and we will send you our address.
This would be an ongoing project so people who are newly interested can email us at midnight_confessions248 @ yahoo.com at anytime.
If you would rather do the book as orignially suggested please email us with your address and we will send you additional information and start the Alternate Book Project as originally suggested.
If you would like to participate in both projects that is welcome as well. An update on the Alternate Book Project will be provided this week. :)