Friday, September 2, 2011

Book Cover

The Mark Family Story has been progressing despite formatting difficulties. Thanks to Adam the 'ghost page' is gone. This seemingly invisible page kept throwing off the page count and putting odd numbered pages on the left side. I struggled with this for ages and he fixed it in just minutes.

Thanks to Alyssa and Jeff for helping me understand how to make my sidebars bleed off the page (among other things!).

The text has been sent off to
Troy Book Makers!
The next step is to select a book cover. Melissa has given me three possible book covers. Elements from each may be mixed and matched. Two elements I want to keep are a large 'family' tree and a few family photos. I may change which photos are used.

Help. I am looking for your opinion. Please leave a comment and let me know which one you like best.

After the cover is selected one book will be printed which I will proof read. When each word is in place, copies will be printed. Watch my blog for that big day!

Cover Text:

The Mark Family Story begins with Thomas Kenneth & N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark of Ohio. It moves back in time to include their ancestors and forward in time to their descendants. This story is the result of several years of genealogical investigation including research in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D. C. Birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, maps, newspaper clippings, church records and deeds have been pieced together to show the family’s progress through the years from Swiss and German ancestors to their American descendants. Through the years other family names become intertwined with the Mark family: Brown, Dick, Gruissy, Heffelfinger, Keck, Ritter and Wolf. Of course, family history is more than dates and places. These facts are only the trunk of the family tree. The leaves of the tree are people: aunts and uncles, grandparents, siblings and more. Old family letters and interviews with family members, local histories, timelines and photographs help the story and the people come alive once again.

1 comment:

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

I LOVE the first cover! I think it reminds me of the opening scene of WDYTYA? But I also loves how it wraps around the whole book. Good luck with your project!