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Friday, September 14, 2012

New book: Epcot--The First Thirty Years (500+ fan pics, 158 pages)

To celebrate the first thirty years of Epcot's history, Jeff Lange and I have teamed up to create a new book that looks at the park's evolution through the years, as seen through the lenses of our own cameras. The result is a full-color book with over 500 pictures of Epcot (and EPCOT Center), the vast majority of which were selected precisely because they show something you can no longer see in today's Epcot. Even though the book is large-format (8 inches by 10 inches), it took 158 pages to cram everything in. It's ideal for someone wanting to look back and reminsce, or to learn visually what the park looked like in past years.

The book is available for $29.99 from CreateSpace - an eStore that gives us the largest slice of royalty (versus the "regular" Amazon website). It's as safe as Amazon (and in face is owned by Amazon), but if you're willing, please use CreateSpace since it helps the authors more. If you'd prefer Amazon directly, here's the link for that.


The black-and-white version is the same book with the same content, but it's all in black and white, so the cost is considerably lower--just $14.99 for the same 158 pages. Buy it from from CreateSpace (biggest author royalty) or Amazon.

There is also a Kindle version of the book available for $9.99. The Kindle version is uploaded with color photos, but if your Kindle device only displays black-and-white, everything will still work, but will be displayed without color. The Kindle version, it should be noted, is constructed with the recognition that users can adjust font sizes as desired, and our "gallery" style layout of images won't translate, so we left the images centered, full-sized, and probably one or two per page in your actual Kindle device (or when viewed on a PC using the free Kindle software). So the Kindle book will be over 600 pages long.



To give you a sense of the book's breadth, I've included a snapshot of the Table of Contents and the part of the appendix at the back, which includes both a timeline of park history and events, and a detailed index to make it easier to find names, attractions, and shows.





Below are a few screenshots of the book, selected at random from around the various chapters, so you can see how the images dominate the pages.












There are presently no plans to offer the book in bricks-and-mortar bookstores, but the European Amazon websites (United Kingdom, Germany, France) have the book as well.

We do plan to offer a Kindle version ($9.99) and a black-and-white print version ($14.99) from Amazon and CreateSpace, but neither is ready yet (hopefully in about a week?) The Kindle version, it should be noted, is constructed with the recognition that users can adjust font sizes as desired, and our "gallery" style layout of images won't translate, so we left the images centered, full-sized, and probably one per page in your actual Kindle device (or when viewed on a PC using the free Kindle software). So the Kindle book will be over 600 pages long.


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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.