Thrift Queen (janerunner83) wrote in suggestions,
Thrift Queen

LJ yearbooks

LJ yearbooks

Short, concise description of the idea
For each user, a LJ yearbook for each year's worth of entries.

Full description of the idea
For a fee, users can order their very own book from Livejournal. Each year will have it's own binding (example, 2001 has it's own coverart, 2002 is different, and so forth). Depending on how many entries they have, a smaller book would be cheaper for the user who posts weekly or monthly than a user who has posted multiple entries per day. Having a printed copy (and a nice copy, at that!) of entries makes it more personal for the user.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users can have keep printed editions of entries for easier viewing.

  • Yearbooks create added revenue for Livejournal.

  • Yearbooks would be nice to have for memorie's sake.

  • Just like in school, LJ friends could sign each other's yearbooks. Before the entries go to print, you could have a link set up where your LJ friends could type little messages that will be added to the end of your yearbook.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Video and audio would not work in a printed edition.

  • Older entries may have dead image links or other blunders. Before books can be printed, the entries would have to be looked at to ensure a quality yearbook.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • There could be contests for coverart for each yearbook. The winner of the contest could win a copy of that year's yearbook, or something along those lines. This would really get users excited about the idea.
Tags: archive/calendar, external services, hardcopy, import/export, publishing, § rejected
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