It’s all go here in the Sailaboat office. Wiley Nautical are lined up to publish a book version of Sailaboat.tv
It will standalone on it’s own, but will also be a fantastic asset to use alongside the videos.
Tim has been given the job of turning each of the videos into book chapters which has turned out to be a more monster task than he had envisaged! He was hoping that the voiceovers would just need to be adapted slightly to be appropriate for print but instead has ended up writing each chapter from scratch as he keeps thinking of more and more things to put in. Although this isn’t ideal for him, it’s great for the book as the chapters are ending up extremely detailed with even more information in than the videos! This means it will be real thorough resource once complete which we’re pretty excited about. Also, it will provide something extra rather than just being a replica of the videos in paper form.
The videos are great to actually show you how to sail, talk you through the basics to get you out on the water, and suit more visual learners. If you’re more of a text based learner the book will suit you! It will provide more thorough explanations of different dinghy sailing manoeuvres and technical terms if you’d like some things explained in more detail.
We’re taking still frames from the videos to illustrate the text, and as we’ve got 20 videos, that’s a lot of imagery to choose from. We’ve selected between 50 and 70 images for each chapter so Wiley are going to have fun squeezing them all in!
The plan is to get everything to Wiley by the end of the summer so that the book can be published next year (2012).
We’ll keep you posted on it’s progress, so WATCH THIS SPACE.TweetTweet