An Opportunity to Grow and to Collaborate

Herff Jones Yearbooks has teamed up with DECA to create a contest focused on improving yearbook sales in schools. For more details, please go to? I encourage you to reach out to your local DECA chapter. Your yearbook business manager can work with your local DECA chapter to improve sales, while the DECA members gain.. read more →

What have you done to sell a yearbook today?

It’s the end of the first quarter. How’re you feeling? Tired? Accomplished? Amazed, as in . . . where did the time go.?The end of the quarter is a great time to pause and reflect. Do a little self-assessment. Where am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?? In the realm of.. read more →

Have You Opened Your Kit?

Hey there, it’s the end of September. . . have you or your adviser opened your kit? If you haven’t already done so, you might want to take a look at a couple of things: 1. The GoDesign Layout Booklet: Herff Jones has reorganized Go!Design graphics and templates. Plus, we’ve updated the templates to include.. read more →

Enter Contests Now

A big thanks to guest contributor Meghan Percival who compiled this information! As you wrap up the school year, you may want to get your editors to start pulling together work for critiques and award consideration. Many have deadlines of?June 13, so get your POs submitted and checks cut now!?Here are a couple of organizations.. read more →

Make Yourselves Known: Third Quarter Edition

SELL THOSE BOOKS ? Check yourself! Many of you have raised your book price and stopped selling extra items. That means you need to check your posters, website links, email messages, everything! Is your book price accurate? Is your order deadline or date of price increase correct? How many books do you have left to.. read more →

Greatness Abounds in the NOVA Yearbooks Family!

On Monday, Jan.6, the Journalism Education Association announced the winner of the 2013 Yearbook Adviser of the Year contest. And guess what? We know and love her!? Congratulations to Brenda Gorsuch, yearbook adviser at West Henderson High School in Hendersonville, NC! Brenda has been on the faculty of YearbookNV for the last three years, and.. read more →

Make Yourselves Known: Second Quarter Begins

As a follow-up to Kara and Pam’s presentation at YearbookNV, Kara has created a?MAKE YOURSELVES KNOWN?campaign for the school year. With luck, it will help you focus your energies in three areas: book sales, content gathering and recruitment. Below are links and resources you will need to carry out?MYK: Second Quarter Begins Click here for.. read more →

What can a business card do for you?

A business card can sell your book. Mitch Schwartz, the yearbook adviser at Dominion HS, ordered these business cards from The camera artwork came from VistaPrint’s design site, and then, Mr. Schwartz sprang for the gloss lamination! For $40 (or less), his yearbook staffers give a business card to each person they interview. After.. read more →

Two more websites to explore!

Who remembers Tamra McCarthy from YearbookNV 2013? She’s the adviser at Enochs High School in Modesto, CA and her HJ rep’s name is Carla Hansen. Carla — along with her NORCAL colleagues Elizabeth and Michelle — has an awesome website: In addition, their website introduced me to a photo website called? Don’t you just.. read more →

Make Yourselves Known: The Back-to-School Edition

As a follow-up to Kara and Pam’s presentation at YearbookNV, Kara has created a MAKE YOURSELVES KNOWN campaign for the school year. With luck, it will help you focus your energies in three areas: book sales, content gathering and recruitment. Below are links and resources you will need to carry out MYK: The Back-to-School Edition… read more →

Fall Workshop Details

Click here for the promo piece:?2013 Fall Workshop_9.27.13 WHEN Friday, September 27 9:00 a.m. ? 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. WHERE Bechtel Conference Center ASCE Building 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Reston, Virginia 20191-4400 REGISTER $35 per participant (Limited to 10 participants per school) Lunch, snacks, supplies provided Deadline to register is September.. read more →

Yerds Never Rest!

YearbookNV may be over, but there’s no time to rest! September 2 will be here in the blink of an eye. Don’t forget: ?Cover summer. Do not miss back-to-school activities. Do not miss golf, band camp and orientation. ?Launch your book and ad sales campaigns. ?Decorate and organize the classroom. ?Host a back-to-school event for.. read more →

Journalism Organizations and Critique Services

National Scholastic Press Assocation NSPA?Critique & Pacemaker Consideration? You need to be a Level 2 Member ($189) to receive the critique. Critiques are generally emailed over the summer, in time for publications staffs to make changes when planning their 2014 books and papers. You can also submit a second copy of your publication for the.. read more →

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 →

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 →

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