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Matthew TimothyBy Matthew Timothy
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Matthew TimothyBy Matthew Timothy
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About

Bio

Hi.  I am Matthew Timothy.  I currently reside in Nashville, TN and I have spent most of my life around design.  For the last three years I have worked in the publishing world helping people bring their books to life digitally and in print.  My goal for 2013 is to do something big and showcase my skills in publishing. This is that project.  My publishing specialty is creating or correcting ebooks in .epub, .mobi, and .pdf format for retail stores such as Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Like many people with their designs I too treat my ebooks with a high standard in quality.  That standard is something I want to focus on for each book format and an attention to detail is a must.

The drive for this project is to showcase other great talent that I have a privilege of spending hours looking at on my favorite sites such as Dribbble, Pinterest and Design Shack.  

Book Sets

I want to create a book showcase for each of my favorite areas in design and they are:

Logo Design

  • Two per page for printed edition 
  • Printed Edition will have, Logo Name, Creator Name, web address, and color palette 
  • Digital Edition will have Logo Name, Creator Name with an embedded link to official website, color palette and tags
  • 400 designers will be chosen 
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

Icon Design

  • Two per page for printed edition 
  • Printed Edition will have, Icon Name, Creator Name, web address and color palette
  • Digital Edition will have Icon Name, Creator Name with an embedded link to official website, color palette and tags
  • 400 designers will be chosen 
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

WordPress

  • Two per page for printed edition 
  • Printed Edition will have two up and name displayed in Italics with their web address in a regular font
  • Digital Edition will have WordPress Name, Creator Name with an embedded link to official website, color palette and tags.
  • 400 designers will be chosen 
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

Typography

  • Two per page for printed edition
  • 400 designers will be chosen
  • Printed Edition will have, Icon Name, Creator Name, web address and color palette
  • Digital Edition will have Icon Name, Creator Name with an embedded link to official website, color palette and tags
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

Illustration

  • One Designer per page for printed edition
  • Printed Edition will have their name and web address at the bottom
  • 200 Designers will be chosen 
  • Digital Edition includes Illustration Name, Creator Name, web address, color palette and tags
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

Branding

  • Two per page for printed edition
  • 400 designers will be chosen
  • Printed Edition will have, Name, Creator Name, web address and color palette
  • Digital Edition will have Name, Creator Name with an embedded link to official website, color palette and tags
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

Apparel Design

  • Two per page for printed edition 
  • 400 designers will be chosen 
  • Printed Edition will have Name, Creator Name, web address and color palette
  • Digital Edition will have Name, Creator Name with an embedded link to official website, color palette and tags
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

Website Design

  • Two per page for printed edition 
  • Printed Edition will have two up and name displayed in Italics with their web address in a regular font
  • Digital Edition will have WordPress Name, Creator Name with an embedded link to official website, color palette and tags.
  • 400 designers will be chosen 
  • Digital Editions will have one showcase per page
  • Designers are only allowed to submit one per book

Cover work and color schemes have not been decided yet. I want to design something minimal but unique and tailored for each book.

Digital Formats

Each book shall be tailored exclusively for the .epub and .mobi format.  One key feature I would love to see in digital books that I don't see often in inspirational books is search-ability.  I want each page to have an element of search so that the viewer can browse through the book and see what they want.  How will I accomplish this?

  • Tags:  Each design on page will have a tag just like you would see on Dribbble.
  • Color palette: Each design will have a hard coded color palette with text so that when a search is done for that color code you can quickly browse to that design for inspiration.  CSS will render the color.

Specs

Printed

  • Paperback
  • 8.5 x 8.5 finished size
  • Perfect Bound
  • 200 interior pages for showcase (plus additional pages for copyright, etc. etc.)
  • 2 designer sections designated per page so a total of 400 Designers a book (excluding illustration @ 200 Designers)
  • Premium full color quality for your viewing pleasure

Epubs

  • searchable by color code
  • searchable by name
  • searchable by Designer's tags
  • built just for the iPad
  • Link to Designer's official site
  • each page will be for each Designer
  • a total of 400 Designers to be included
  • better option for single page showcase over printed edition

Mobi

  • searchable by color code
  • searchable by name
  • searchable by Designer's tags
  • built just for the Kindle
  • Link to Designer's official site
  • each page will be for each Designer
  • a total of 400 Designers to be included
  • better option for single page showcase over printed edition


Plan of attack

Once I am close to my goal being funded,  I will go ahead and setup a forum just for this project.  The forum will have a dedicated section for each book, a private section for the enthusiasts, a chat room for people to talk about what they want in the books, the cover work, and the color palette for each book.  When the project is funded I will reach out to Dribble and Design Shack about aiding in the effort.  The following three months I will spend contacting the designers and extending the offer to showcase their work.  We will setup a submission board on the forum to allow people to apply for the books.  After the material has been decided in July I will proceed with the print proofs and start coding for the .epub and .mobi.  Release for the entire project is expected in September.

What do your contributions go to?

Your funds go towards identifiers, proofs, sample run, and setup costs.  

BONUS EDITION

I've been asked by many if I know how to create animated eBooks.  I can and I will include a Bonus edition in .epub format for Illustration.  A minimum of designers will be chosen to meet limited 2GB file size.

Risks and challenges

Not meet scheduled deadline for release from lack of material to showcase. Slow print turnaround from the printer. Proof for printed edition renders poor quality interior pages and has to be redone. Turnaround time for ISBNs takes longer than scheduled.

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