I wrote this book in order to help my friends and family with their endless questions and misunderstandings about technology and general cabling throughout the home. I used to be in finance, but decided life was too short, and wanted to be more creative and useful to the world. I also have a passion for technology, photography and cars.
Descripción del libro
Technology is playing an increasingly more important part in our homes as well as our day to day lives. My book not only contains a long list of cool lifestyle ideas to inspire your own smart home, but simply fun projects also. I wanted to life the lid on home automation and smart homes in general. Many people think that this stuff is super expensive, and unobtainable on a budget. I wanted to show that you could have a really cool and useful home, you just needed some prior planning and preparation. If you are considering a renovation or a new build then this will detail the basics of home cinema, whole house audio and video systems, security with remote monitoring, energy efficiency and how best to set up your network, all wrapped up in an easy to read format, with easily laid out diagrams and a glossary of terms and links at the end to further your quest.
I've assisted first hand on the technology aspect of many renovations and every time i speak with people they always say the same. How do I do this? How would that work? Must be expensive... Hopefully this book will shed light on this topic.
Público al que se apunta
adults and potentially interested teenagers. Anyone looking to remodel or renovate their homes who wanted to include/hide the cables necessary to provide a high tech home. Anyone looking for surround sound systems that cover the whole house, home cinema, remote monitoring of security. Automated routines for lights and shades/curtains etc etc. This book is english speaking, but i would consider looking for a translator at a later date. i would expect mainly a western audience because of this. Probably expect males, 23-50 as the most likely.
Editorial del ebook
Primarily Amazon first, but would look at barnes and noble, apple and kobo also.
Diseño de inspiración
like how clean this is, clever design.
colour scheme here is nice, jumps off the page.
nbot so keen on this as it's a tad dark, but like the layout.
i like this, the cartoon nature implies it will easy to read. Limited use of colours works.
bit dark, but very catchy design.
I like this. Makes it obvious the book is about technology and a home. Limited colors work also, although i'd prefer to have a brighter cover.
Thought the cover was clever. Liked the linkage throughout the page.
¿Qué colores quieres que tenga tu diseño?
Los diseñadores eligen
Otros requisitos relativos al color
**please no white backgrounds**
anything bright and reproducible for a landing page afterwords. Any colour gradients to be subtle please.
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
I wanted a colourful front page to stand out against Amazon's white background. Something relatively simple, i.e. not too cluttered. Maybe something to do with cables, given that most of the book is about connectivity of sorts. I didn't want to just use the picture of an ethernet connection on it's own, because it's not just about networking, so maybe something to encompass the other kinds of signals and home automation. This could include, speakers, tv's, projectors, hdmi, etc. I attached a simple design i'd been working on myself. I don't quite like the way the house is laid out. Not suggesting you should copy this, i'm open minded.
** I would also most likely require a landing page to go with this, and possible cover for print on demand, but will see how things go. Let me know if you're also able to work with wordpress etc **
Lo que debe evitarse
Not looking for realistic photos of equipment really as that can date pretty quickly, so i tend to prefer solid pictures i.e. icons / representations, although that being said, surprise me! I took inspiration from here: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/ronn…term=cable
Fonts i'd prefer to be modern looking, nothing italic or looking like times new roman etc, etc... just a general clean cover.
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