REPRINTING UNDERWAY FOR 2024

February 06, 2024

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Another printing of the fourth edition is due March 25th.   Books have arrived and/or are ready to go for those who ordered earlyI am a small publisher and so quantity orders are gratefully accepted.  

The Cherry Blossom postcard books, the DC PHOTO BOOK, and Jewel of the Mall are currently available. I am delighted the books are featured and sold at the National Archives and Eastern National bookstores.  Guest Services has books in both the North and South kiosks around the Lincoln Memorial  The National Archives houses our nations history. I have the good fortune to have my work both housed and used in contemporary publications by  the Archives and in their bookstore simultaneously. I was contracted for Smithsonian Magazine to photograph in the vault where the Declaration of Independence is stored and displayed!   You can gift these evergreen books of the price of a baseball cap and which serve as a reminder of your part in their special day of Honor. Let me remind you that it never rains in my books and it's always a perfect temperature.

nationarciv4sThe Declaration of Indepence.Told that the glass was bulletproof I foolishly stood on it to make picture bottom left.
The warehouse is located just outside DC and is a major upside to my  business.  They provide brains, brawn and strategy!  They have indexed the client list for shipping and helped me set up the DC PHOTO BOOKS website and link it to the inventory.  They also have a truck and make deliveries to hotels and locations in DC where conventional carriers might not have access.  I have not dealt with Amazon for a long time and while you may see my books on sale listed as "new" on the Amazon site, they are not new and the few they have are priced high. 

With the new warehouse,  I can store sets of books for hubs who purchased for the year and ensure continuity in gifting and general operations.   I plan to print the DC PHOTO BOOK (Vol 4) once this year.  As I mentioned in a recent email, I'm getting old and creaky (and cranky it's been hinted.)  And I am judging camera quality by weight and distance rather than megapixels.  

My printer Asia Pacific Offset is incredibly inventive with all things paper and his website is a study in the printing arts. With 1400 titles a year and projects like the jewel encrusted Harry Potter Series and  Paul McCartney books ("Lyrics" has sold 300,00 two volume books and is still printing),  Their talents with paper have enabled me to do a variety of projects.  I am inspired by their the many projects they complete every year.

South Entrance to Korean Veterans MemorialThe Korea Memorial is open and ten pages in the book

I've recommended Zenfolio to the Honor Flights  primarily as an inexpensive storage website for your images.  Ten years ago, I arranged for Honor Flight hubs to get a 20 percent discount and if Honor Flight Chicago traveling with several photogaphers is the norm, it was a good deal.  I've taken advantage of Zenfolio's design features, eliminated the "BROWSE" and substituted a  "SEARCH" box in the main menu.   If I attended your event, it's catalogued by State or event name.  Feel free to have a look. There are 256 plus folders devoted to Honor Flight. 

If you are interested in prints,  usage, or discounts get in touch with the studio to confirm the specifications and I'll be happy to work with you to size and design. I've been working with metal prints of late and getting beautiful results.

This blog is ongoing and hopefully provides context for the books and information for those of you visiting Washington.  It can be accessed on any device. All photos and text are copyright Stephen R. Brown.

 


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