Thursday, July 24, 2008

Taliesin Meets the Vampires – Volume 1

The blog as a book! Announcing the collected words from the blog, spanning the period March 5th 2006 up until 20th January 2007.

The volume is hardback, some 656 pages and available at I have indexed the volume, however as it was a first attempt at indexing it is not as I wanted, exactly. Volume 2 (due some time in the near future) has a wholly improved index.

The bad news, the pretty pictures are gone. A combination of space, cost and not really understanding the licensing of images when it comes to books made it simpler to remove them. Also I probably went a little too large (future volumes will be a simple 6 month period, January – June and July – December) and thus overran the page count available with lulu. A quick adjustment reduced the size but has meant that the text is not as spaced as I would like - though it is perfectly readable. This is solved in volume 2.

So, why bother? I am not deluded enough to believe that many would want this, especially as the contents are here for free. It was primarily a keep-sake project for myself but, should anyone else want the same, I have made it generally available.


Chick Young said...

Many congratulations Tali. That's quite an achievement and I am most proud of you. I'll recommend it to everyone I know! Despite your insane recommendation of the remake of Salem's Lot over the original (no, I never let it die!).

Many many cheers to you mate


Taliesin_ttlg said...

Cheers Chick.

On SL. My insanity is why you love me! (Or perhaps my 'Salem's Lot recommendation is sane and the rest of the world is insane....) lol

Mateo said...

Fantastic! I'll be ordering my copy shortly. Makes a great bookcase piece if nothing else.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Cheers Mateo.

Much happier with the indexing from volume 2 - which will cross-ref with other volumes as they come out

Amateur Vampirologist said...

I think your blog-book will be a great resource.

I even gave it a heads-up here.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Many thanks Amateur Vampirologist, for both that and the kind words about the blog generally