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 :shock: ) 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.