As your staff sets out on their yearbook quest for the upcoming school year, it is crucial for them to understand the importance of using their ladder to get the book organized and on track.
Can you imagine a yearbook that does not include the school name? They exist. Here are five places you need to put your yearbook essentials, and what you should include.
Have you started thinking about the 2011 yearbook yet? The latest issue of Idea File magazine will get you in the mood. Valuable information on yearbook marketing and how to boost your sales, as well as book organization and workflow, is all packed into this issue. Be sure to check it out!
Recently there has been a significant increase in yearbooks that cover school events in chronological order. Some of the advisers who oversee those yearbooks say their chronological coverage books are here to stay for several years.
Regardless of how many times you have told your staff how to properly manage their document files, this duplication or similar confusion of files is bound to throw a wrench into even the most organized of staffs. Google Documents has a solution for this problem, and solutions for a myriad of others.
Whether you are still wrapping up this year’s yearbook, or you have already submitted all the pages and you are looking ahead, here is a list of crucial year-end tasks to think about.
For most advisers and staffs, work on the yearbook doesn’t come to a complete halt over the holidays. There’s likely still copy to be edited, and proofs to be reviewed, maybe even a deadline to meet. If that’s the case, here’s a few helpful editing tips to keep in mind for your work over the break.
You are at a summer workshop rummaging through yearbooks when you find it – a yearbook with a cover that would fit perfectly with the theme your staff has just selected. The colors need to be changed, but you love the look and feel of the book.
But what is this cover made of? How do you find out, so you can convey the information to your publisher?
Covering the year chronologically is not as predominant as it once was, but there are good reasons for some schools to organize their yearbook coverage as events happen throughout the year.
It is a cruel irony: the one section of the yearbook that gets the most use is also the one that is the most tedious to produce. But the work that goes into it will be easier to bear if you think of the index as a necessary tool for both your readers and you. If you want to produce a reader-friendly book, a complete and correct index is one of the best services you can offer.