You know, I’ve been putting together GameSpite Quarterly/GameSpite Journal for almost four years now, and I’m a little burnt out on it — it’s a pretty tiring process, and it demands more free time than I’ve had in quite a while. I’ve been thinking about how to deal with this reality, up to and including calling it quits altogether. Instead, I think I’m going to try using a different format: A larger, coffee book-style production. Unfortunately, Blurb doesn’t offer a black-and-white option for that size, so it would cut out the least expensive edition option, but other than that the pricing would remain about the same. But, I think it would be more fun for me to put together, which is what it’s all about in the end… right? No?
You can compare how this design looks versus the preview I posted a few weeks back, if you care. The difference is rather pronounced, I think.
I’ll probably be retooling how the site works in the new year, too.
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Change is always good
Looks fantastic – I think that a large format is natural, since talking ’bout videogames is always helped by lots of pictures of those games.
By the way, I’ve always wanted to volunteer for copy-editing. I don’t have the time to actually contribute articles, but my background with publishing academic articles qualifies me to copy edit, I think, and I would love to help in some way.
Ooooh maps, heck yeah!
I totally agree, I think it would be enough to make me “forget” about blurb’s shipping fees and get them all. I feel bad that I do not buy more than I should.
Why feel bad? Anyway, Blurb offers frequent enough discounts that no one should ever pay their full, terrible prices.
The larger format looks fantastic Jeremy – am planning on grabbing the whole back catalogue soon, just waiting on the next discount voucher thingo to offset international postage now that I’ve saved up some pennies :)
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