Time to Write Your Colophon

A colophon is the statement, placed at the end of the yearbook, recording the names of the staff and printer, book specifications, size of the edition, and other information about the production of the yearbook. It can be as elaborate or simple as you want. It’s important to include a colophon in your yearbook as.. read more →

Design Your Index

Hhere are a few tips for designing your index: 1. As you are editing your index entries, remember that all proper nouns should be included. That’s all clubs, sports teams, class name, everything . . . even Harry Potter and Nikki Minaj. 2. Before you begin flowing index entries onto the pages, check your ladder… read more →

Coverage in Your Index

Now’s the time to brainstorm and to collect coverage for your index. From Thomas Jefferson HSST 2012:? This index spread is a typical example of what yearbook staffs do. Where the index letters — ie A or B — appear, there’s a candid photo and a quote from a student who hasn’t been covered yet… read more →

Move, Rearrange or Replace

The holidays are creeping up on us, aren’t they? Thanksgiving is a little early this year, and Winter Break will be here before you know it! So now is the time. Move the yearbook link on the school’s web page. You can find the .jpeg and .png versions of the web link below on the.. read more →

What story do you want to tell?

Yesterday, Kara visited four high schools in a row. (Whew) At each school, Kara reviewed content pages that the staff planned to submit on an upcoming deadline. With every group of editors, Kara asked the same two questions: 1) What story (or stories) do you want to tell? To that end, are you telling interesting.. read more →

Team Yearbook

When Kara and Pam advised yearbook staffs, each staff member or a pair of staffers worked on a single spread. The editors were typically section editors who oversaw the production of a single section on a single deadline. Today, many yearbook staffs work in teams. A group of students work on multiple spreads for each.. read more →

Crowd Source Your Yearbook

As a follow-up to the TJ editors’ presentation at last week’s fall workshop, we are posting a copy of the powerpoint.?Enjoy! Two?Points of Clarification from Erinn Harris, the adviser at TJ: 1)?To post?the non-buyers list on Facebook, I print out a PDF of the non-buyers list from eBusiness, then export the PDF as JPEGS.? From.. read more →

Take Advantage of eShare

Now that?you can customize your eShare code and keep that code forever, we encourage all of you to take advantage of this free service.?And did you know that those of you who use eDesign can transfer images directly from eShare into your eDesign library? That’s a reason to get started, right? For those new to.. read more →

Folios are your friends.

Back in the day (as you teenagers like to say), the folio was always the same. On the left-hand page, it listed the section. On the right-hand page, it listed the spread topic. While folios are often section and spread topic, they are not limited to that. Folios are?now a place to include more coverage.. read more →

Quick Review for Theme/Concept

As promised, here is a PDF version of the beginning of the Theme/Concept lecture Kara presented at YearbookNV. This PDF can serve as a checklist for the theme/concept elements you must include on your cover, spine, endsheet and title page. Why take notes when you can find the same information on the internet, right? 🙂.. read more →

Reverse Your Ladder

If you haven’t already done so, take some time to reverse your ladder — before you begin the new ladder. In the “down time” between finishing the book and distributing it, let’s take a couple of days to analyze and evaluate our coverage. Kara and Pam suggest that you print your most up-to-date version of.. read more →

Publicizing eShare

eShare is a community upload site you can use to gather student content. If you use eDesign to create your pages, you can directly transfer images from eShare to eDesign in www.myhjyearbook.com In talking to people across the territory, we realized that everyone is publicizing the site a little differently. Below, we’ve compiled a list of.. read more →

eDesign Folios

As you complete book setup and start production of your yearbook, don’t forget to setup your folio in eDesign. You can download step-by-step instructions here to assist in the process. read more →

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