There you go: around 200 photographs uploaded of the 44 books I've received so far. Thank you to those of you who have looked at the photos of their books and corrected my lamentable attempts to describe them! I'm going to stop for now, and at some point in a month or two when I've accumulated photographs of more books I'll put them up too.
As part of the cataloguing process I've measured the books and attempted to describe them, assisted by your notes about construction and materials where you've included that information in either the colophon or your cover letter. If I've got it madly wrong, please email me and let me know and I'll correct the descriptions in Flickr and on my spread sheet; in some cases I'm guessing so there are bound to be mistakes! If you have any problem looking at the BookArtObject Flickr page, email me and I'll try and sort things out.
For the tech-heads who are interested in such things, I use a Fujifilm S5 Pro digital SLR camera with a Sigma EX F2.8 macro lens and a Tamron AF 28 - 80mm lens, with Glanz studio lights and a 1.2m light tent. Actually, the light tent was a bit of a pain and I ended up taking a few books out of the tent and photographing them against a sheet of etching paper, propped up on my desk, particularly if I had to pick out embossing as I couldn't get raked lighting inside the tent. I borrowed the tent and the lights from TAFE so I may not have them when I photograph books I receive after the start of the semester (I have to return the equipment on Monday!), but I reckon I've figured out a few things now and will be able to get some decent shots on my desk even without all the 'kit'. I should say that I am no photographer and it's probable that you've taken better photos of your book than I have, in which case, email me to get the log-on for the BookArtObject Flickr page and you can upload your photos instead of mine.