A website tracking my attempt to publish my own book, "Brighton's Best Pubs". This is a locally produced guide to every pubs and bar in Brighton, the book is a comprehensive guide covering an amazing 300 pubs and bars within the city, utilising a unique pub rating system. Atmosphere, Beer, Barstaff, Food, Entertainment, Decor/Garden and Talent are all rated for each pub/bar. It also features maps, a Club guide and suggested pub crawls.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Update on Progress 2

I am currently finalising the book - I've reformatted the whole thing over the last week and jazzed up the presentation a bit more. I'm also going to improve the photo quality and I might improve The Clubs section (which will improve the appeal of the book to the 18-25 age bracket).

I have also done a lot of work on the cover with a graphic designer friend and it now looks really professional - you will be truly amazed! I am! I'll try to get a page uploaded, but currently the file is over 20 meg!

Finally, I am also going places with the printer, and have an alternative in the shape of a publisher in Kemptown called Pen Press. I have to meet with these to see what they can deliver for me. At the moment it seems like the printer option is faster, cheaper & I have more control, but the publisher option would probably remove a lot of the administration of sales, plus, being in Brighton they may have more ability to get the book into retailers without me having to go around with a backpack full of books and talk to lots of people....

I'm also trying to finalise the outstanding possible advertisers. If they don't make their minds up soon I will go ahead without them. Time is wasting!

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