Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
August 01, 2014, 09:11:42 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: BEEKEEPING FOR DUMMIES COVER - CONTEST?  (Read 1824 times)
beemaster
Site Founder
Administrator
Galactic Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6222


Location: Manchester, NJ

It is my pleasure to bring the forums to you.


WWW
« on: August 06, 2008, 06:02:52 PM »

Hi All:

Author Howland Blackiston (author of Beekeeping for Dummies) who I worked with in 2001 during the design stage just prior to release for first printing, is now PROUD to say that his book (who's cover shot is my 15 minutes of fame  shocked ) is looking for a NEW COVER IMAGE for the NEXT VERSION RELEASE, a lot of stuff has happened in 7 years and time for a update to fill the void!

Howland and I are writing and talking each other, as we tend to talk at least once or twice a year, just to keep in touch (he is really an extraordinary man and he is looking for an image for the upcoming release of the revised Beekeeping for Dummies.

Howland will be posting very soon with more details, but I wanted the members here to know that:

 1) the cover must be unique, it must be different than any of the other books (I still believe the original cover photo was something so unique to the non-beekeep that it caught their eyes and that leads to sales and more beekeepers!

2) Although the Author, Howland does not have final say, the publishers do - but Howland is a great go-between in handling all matters.

I hope when you read his post (coming very soon) that you start hitting your on-line photo albums, images on your drive, things you have previously posted - anything that YOU think is unique and still embodies the craft of beekeeping in a "picture says a thousand words" kinda way.

This could be a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE for any of you camera bugs, it is fair to say a relatively hi-res image is best, you may not have to post a hi-res, but if you don't have a hi-res available, likely the low-res photo will not do for cover art.

Good luck to anyone interested. I have a few great ideas myself, I'll be seeing what I can do, although as I've explained to Howland, bee-photography is something that right now is very difficult for me perform. Good luck.
Logged

NJBeemaster my YOUTUBE Video Collection
Follow us on TWITTER
SKYPE NJBeemaster - include your FORUM NAME in contact request
My Personal FACEBOOK Page


"All donations to our forums are greatly appreciated"
Please click HERE to help support our forum.
annette
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 5312


Location: Placerville, California


« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 09:48:02 PM »

Is he open to any input on new beekeeping practices?? I just love his book and this book is my first inspiration for learning beekeeping. He really led me to believe that I could actually do it. But of course, now after learning so much from this beeforum, I can see so many things in his original book that are outdated. I hope he has learned much more and will present this information in his new book.

I wish him good luck.

annette
Logged
Howland
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3

Location: Connecticut


WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 09:09:27 AM »

Is he open to any input on new beekeeping practices?? I just love his book and this book is my first inspiration for learning beekeeping. He really led me to believe that I could actually do it. But of course, now after learning so much from this beeforum, I can see so many things in his original book that are outdated. I hope he has learned much more and will present this information in his new book.

I wish him good luck.

annette

I would love to get suggestions from readers of my book. Much has changed since 2001 and the new edition will address many of these changes. By all means contact me directly with your suggestions. Howland Blackiston (blackiston@sprynet.com)
Logged
annette
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 5312


Location: Placerville, California


« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 02:55:26 PM »

Wow, very exciting to actually be in contact with the man who made it all happen for me!!! I just e mailed him.

Thank you so much
Annette
Logged
beemaster
Site Founder
Administrator
Galactic Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6222


Location: Manchester, NJ

It is my pleasure to bring the forums to you.


WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 03:26:41 PM »

Annette:

Just think how sweeeeeet it was for ME to actually see the book BEFORE it was printed (in Adobe Acrobat form) that was a real thrill. Working with Howland was a wonderful experience during some very trying times with my health - I had gotten a somewhat rare version of Lymes Disease, a neurological version that attacked my spinal column, I was a mess and it is detailed in the logbook section of my site.

Howland was very patient and in the end we made a pretty good team - I had only wished I could have supplied even more photos, but I was having motor function issues, blinding headaches, noise sensitivity and on and on. Howland was on a deadline and luckily he found many other images that I had hoped to do.

But it would be really nice to see input to Howland for the revised edition, our members here surely are a huge resource of knowledge, experience from all levels of beekeeping and I can't even imagine the combined years of experience, wow!

And for what it is worth: there are no bad ideas or suggestions, it's just that some are better than others - but the important thing is gleaning knowledge and as you said Howland's book surely has lauched many a beekeeper, I like to think that collectively we do the same here, educate and entertain.
Logged

NJBeemaster my YOUTUBE Video Collection
Follow us on TWITTER
SKYPE NJBeemaster - include your FORUM NAME in contact request
My Personal FACEBOOK Page


"All donations to our forums are greatly appreciated"
Please click HERE to help support our forum.
johnnybigfish
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2038


Location: Wichita Falls Tx


WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 06:20:10 PM »

Where do we post the pictures to? In here to the photos section?
your friend,
john
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 1.417 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page July 30, 2014, 08:04:11 PM
anything