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The Best of Instructables Book will have approximately 350 pages Answered

We're closing in on a full book at 350 pages. That means we'll soon know which Instructables made this book, and which will have to wait until the next.

See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.

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micahdear
micahdear

12 years ago

Kinda sad that I thought the winners of this contest would be published in the book. Many were not published and only show on as a comment on one of the last pages.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 12 years ago

The winners of the book contest were published exactly how we said they would be published (except that we published a greater number), and they all got copies of the book. How is this sad? I thought it was a really cool opportunity.

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micahdear
micahdear

Reply 12 years ago

Your right. It was not sad and on the contrary is a really cool book. I had mis-interpreted and understood that the winning instructables would be published as in completely shown in the book. I apologize for any negativity that I let out. Congrats on the book and I do appreciate the copy.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I don't think it's sad at all. The book is wonderful and ~~exacly as~~ better than promised.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

12 years ago

Final count is 330.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

350 pages... ...nearly twice as thick as a copy of Make! Cool. I am seriously excited by this book, even though none of my projects were included.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

Reply 12 years ago

We know - you've been twitching about it for weeks now. =]

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garethbranwyn
garethbranwyn

12 years ago

We're really excited about the line-up. We think we've put together a pretty killer collection of projects, from one- and two-pagers, to much more involved Instructables. Topics range from home, garden, and food to science, robots, and electronics. We also have some gallery spreads which are themed photo-based collections of projects, with a photo or two from each Instructable we've chosen, author's name, a summary, and a URL. Some, like the Moleskine/Notebook Hacks gallery, communicate most of the idea within the image and text, others, like the Mint Tin Gallery, are more summaries of what you'll find when you come to the project pages on the site. BTW: In case you haven't figured it out yet, I'm one of the editors working on the book for Make: Books. We have a great team of editors, designers, and a project manager. It's been a really fun project to work on and we've all been so impressed with the level of creativity in the projects, the quality of the writing, and how helpful and enthusiastic everyone we've contacted has been. Instructables is truly a unique and exceptional online community. But you probably already knew that.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

did you get my letter yet?

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garethbranwyn
garethbranwyn

Reply 12 years ago

Not yet. But I didn't check today's mail. When did you mail it?

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

About a week ago. Snail mail is always slow....

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garethbranwyn
garethbranwyn

Reply 12 years ago

Did you send it do my address in Arlington, VA?

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

yes...

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garethbranwyn
garethbranwyn

Reply 12 years ago

Hey Cyrus. Got the contract. Thanks!

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

Great! Thanks for keeping me updated.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

12 years ago

Looks like it's closer to 320 pages right now. I am apparently trigger happy with my posts!

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

12 years ago

About how many steps are in a page?

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garethbranwyn
garethbranwyn

Reply 12 years ago

It varies greatly, depending on the complexity of the steps, numbers of photos, etc.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

There is a forum topic previewing a page. Its by ewilhelm, it contains a pdf.

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

12 years ago

The suspence is killing us!!