Monday, August 11, 2008

256. Formatting the Question Reality Manuscript via Lulu: Sample Copyright Page

Here is the pdf of the above image:

I also included the image "Terra's Dreams" on the copyright page. I was largely influenced by Robin Amber Kilgore's copyright page in her book, In her Bathrobe She Blogged. Robin included a little image of a "martini" on the copyright page, so I decided to include an image as well.

I have more detailed instructions on the copyright page on the ChemLab Protocol to Book Publishing on blog post #251. For example, I have some pointers on how to get an ISBN code, as well as discussing the process of copyrighting your work through the United States government and the lengthy process of acquiring a Library of Congress number.

In the fall of 2007, I remember completing the above image "Terra's Dreams," which make up of two separate images: Terra sleeping happily in bed and the fractal collage of images inspired from geologic and biological drawings. I vividly recall being along in my room, crying, bawling my eyes out, upon completing the above image. Terra and Buz were fighting to survive as a creative, abstract concept in my mind that was surrounded by an oppressive environment. My situation with graduate school was unstable and uncertain. I ended up writing in my IQRquestion reality website: "Sometimes, dreaming is a matter of survival. Please help Terra keep dreaming!"

Man, was I bawling my eyes out. I think I gained a lot of weight those months of October and November. The whole-what-in-the-hxll-am-I-doing-with-my-life type of syndrome. And who knows whether I was going to make it into grad school at UCSB--let alone which department. Fortunately the drama ended happily. I am back at UC Santa Barbara, through the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.

As I have said time-and-time again, "Life is a bxtch to go through, and a kick to reflect upon." I should make a t-shirt, eh?

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