I’ve entered a Book Contest from Blurb
Blurb, a print on demand book publisher, launched a contest where the winner will have their book shown on electronic billboards in New York City’s Time Square. The winner is selected by a panel of judges but 40% of the score is based on popularity. That’s how you can help me get to Times Square. You can vote for my book once per day through March 19. Just click on the pictures to go to the voting page. If you want to preview the whole book, its available on the blurb website [click here to preview or buy Eyes On Italy]
If I win, my book is featured on the large electronic billboards in Time Square plus Blurb flies me to NYC to see my book “Up in Lights” in Times Square between April 17 and 23; flight, lodging, and meals included. Please vote daily. With your help and about 30 finalists, my chances of winning are pretty good.
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About Eyes On Italy
Award winning photographer, Sam Dobrow, paints a visual narrative using his fine art photographs from many of Italy’s most scenic places (Dolomites, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, and Capri). Sam purposely omits a textual narrative other than a one page prologue setting the stage for his photo story. On the surface, the story might be considered a travel log but deeper meanings and narratives are to be discovered inside the book. Careful pairing of images, geometric patterns, leading lines, color palettes, visual content, and contextual relationships are used to construct a visual narrative.
Each chapter introduces a different destination and pictorially develops a major character from each of Italy’s regions. Sam and his travel partners serve in supporting roles as they intermittently appear to weave the story together. Sam’s story builds excitement as the reader turns each page introducing new scenes and working up to a climax with every “hero shot”.