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November 13, 2018

Organizational Tips

Calendar of events: Make sure this is constantly updated Contact office staff, administration, teachers and student council for updates.   Page ladder: Set your page ladder early in the year once you have selected your theme Decide what will be on each page, who will be designing the page, who will be the photographer and […]

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November 13, 2018

Is your yearbook committee equipped to succeed?

Over the years of working with “best-in-class” and “not-so-best-in-class” yearbook committees, I’ve seen high functioning groups and completely dysfunctional ones. I’ve seen yearbook advisors pull their hair out just to move their yearbook along while others sit on the sidelines, mentor their students and enjoy the energy and creativity unfold before their eyes. I’ve often […]

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October 23, 2018

How to Overcome your Cover Challenges

A yearbook cover is a blank canvas for you to introduction to your theme, setting the stage for what the reader will discover in the rest of your pages. It needs to be engaging and appealing. How to extract a cover design from your theme idea can sometimes be challenging. To start the design process, […]

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October 22, 2018

Sell more yearbooks, spend NO money!

How you ask? Here’s how!   Tip 1: Yearbook Pep Rally; the football team can, why can’t you? Get out there and create some hype, you’ve earned it! Tip 2: Social Media; create a fun Meme or post a sneak peek of that amazing spread! Tip 3: Custom HTML; email is the new snail mail […]

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October 12, 2018

10 Reasons Why… a student should buy a Yearbook!

  It’s a collectible; a piece of history. You never know who’ll become famous after graduation. An entire year worth of memories is in one book. Future children will laugh at the changes in generations. A piece to smile, laugh and reminisce with down the road. They may never be published in another book again. […]

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October 12, 2018

Deadlines/Page Ladder

Developing a yearbook page ladder and setting reasonable deadlines is key to a successful year.  A Page Ladder is a page by page diagram showing the contents of the yearbook. Here are 8 steps to help you successfully plan out your yearbook pages.  8 Steps to plan your ladder To begin you need to know […]

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September 17, 2018

COVER TIPS

The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never been used in reference to a yearbook; unfortunately, they are always judged by their covers. A great cover design with an impactful and well-chosen complimentary cover treatment can go a long way in increasing yearbook sales in that year and going forward. The touch […]

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September 13, 2018

Photography Tips

  With the start of another school year upon us, we know there will be a whole bunch of new memories to be preserved on the yearbook pages. Great photographs can make all the difference between a ‘so-so’ book and a ‘Great’ book. Candid style photography is the best way to cover the events and […]

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September 10, 2018

YEARBOOK CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION:

Organization is key in yearbook. It may seem overwhelming at the start of the year, but with some important organization in the classroom – you can be well prepared and avoid the stress!   Page Ladder Virtually the most critical piece in your yearbook kit.  Hang the page ladder on the wall and use this to organize […]

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September 07, 2018

PICKING STAFF

Congratulations! You have taken on the task of being the record keeper of your school’s memories. Setting up your yearbook team is going to be crucial to your success.     Here are a few tips on recruiting staff: Talk to your co-workers. They may recommend students that are great at writing, have a knack […]

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