Thursday 26 May 2011

Update - The Families Catudal is now in the editing phase

I have begun the last phase of writing my book The Families Catudal, the editing. I hope to have the book ready for proofing by mid-July. That part of the process will take several weeks and then it can be printed and bound - another 4 to 6 weeks. I actually don’t really like giving any time-lines or dates because life has a way of getting in the way every time I do, so please don’t hold me to these dates - they are only a best case scenario.

I will post a synopsis of the book closer to the finalization of the project. I will then ask those who have an interest in obtaining a copy to let me know. If you have an interest in all things Catudal you may be interested in this particular book.

I am not selling my book for profit! My first book, The Extended Catudal Family History, ended up costing me well over $200.00 for each book to have them printed, bound and published. The reasons it cost so much was that I publish only a small number of copies and that I went all out on quality. I printed the book in colour; a very expensive choice. The binding was done by a firm who specialized in binding high quality art books. I had it bound in leather as well. There were 972 pages and it weighed over 9 lbs.. The size of the book was A4, which is 8.3 inches by 11.7 inches and I included a DVD with each book, which contained copies of all vital records: baptisms, marriages, burials, censuses, newspaper accounts and so on. The DVD also contained Volume 2 of the book which was essentially group sheets for each individual in my database -group sheets looks like this: (Click to Enlarge)

I will be printing my next book The Families Catudal in the same manner. The only difference is that the next book will have approximately 735 pages. That will help lower the costs a bit but if the cost is over $200.00 per book again, I will still not charge more, if it is less I will charge less. I have saved and saved since the last book so that I can afford to do this - it is really a labour of love.

Here is a picture of my first book so that you can see approx what the next one will look like - I am thinking of having the new book bound in green, my favourite colour, with either silver or gold writing. I haven't made up my mind yet. (Click to Enlarge)

Here are a couple excerpts from my first book - the next book will be similar in style: (Click to Enlarge)

I will not be publishing any identifying information on people living or thought to be living and as such no birth dates or birth places will be given for those living or thought to be living. However, if you purchase a book and I know you to be from the Catudal family then I will include a pdf file on CD with a complete family history report for your particular family with birth dates and places so that you can have all of your own family’s information. If you want identifying information about another line of Catudals then I will put you in contact with someone from that line in order that you can get permission from them. If they give you permission then I will produce the document and send it to you. I have never heard of someone’s identity having been stolen from someone who looked through a genealogical study, but still, I think it is better to err on the side of caution.

1 comment:

  1. Great news!

    Please sign me up for a copy - just let me know the process.

    I am looking forward to reading it this fall by the fireplace... I guess I am not allowed to put pressure on you...