Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I Remember Dayton, POD Book...

I'll be adding a couple new things over the next week or so. I've also been thinking about taking some of the entries I like from this blog, giving them a nice edit, updating information, and arranging them into an e-book format along with lots of graphics -- like cover scans, band photos... that kind of thing. All in full color, of course. I would then take the whole thing, design a nice cover, and upload it to a Print-on-Demand site in case anyone would like to have a copy.

I don't imagine it would be a best seller or anything, but it wouldn't cost me anything to do. And I thought maybe some readers would like to have a tastefully designed, colorful book remembering the Dayton music scene we once knew sitting on their shelf or coffee table.

If you've got any thoughts on this, let me know. I'd be especially interested in hearing what anyone thinks about the idea of using graphics that I don't necessarily own. I don't mean the legal issues. I've looked into that aspect of it (and considering the age and obscurity of most bands featured here, I don't anticipate any major legal wrangling). I'm thinking more of just the moral implications. For example, if you were in one of the bands I've featured on this blog, would it bother you if I used graphics from your record or maybe quoted some of your lyrics or otherwise put something in the book that you might've had a hand in creating without necessarily getting your permission first?

As long as I've done this blog, only once has anyone objected to their music or lyrics or graphics appearing here. But then, this is just a blog. Maybe a physical book (even a low-selling POD book) presents more of an issue. If you have any thoughts on that, feel free to put 'em in the comments. And if you'd like your comments to remain private, just say so and I won't publish them.

take care,