I finally did it! My first photo book is finished and I already received my printed copy. I took a lot of pictures during my days in China (September 2013 - April 2014) and never really gave them the attention they deserved. Right after I came back from China my work in Hamburg began and so the hundreds of pictures were waiting on my hard drive, sadly. Over the christmas holidays however, I finally got me some time fiddling around in Lightroom with the book module and created a photo book. The most difficult part, however, was to choose the right pictures for the book. And so from a couple of hundreds of photos I handpicked 174 and began the layout. I'd guess that the layout process could have been done more efficiently, but anyway it was finished in two to three days time. Lightroom suggests to use Blurb for printing and because I heard good things about that service before I gave it a try. Also they had a christmas discount at the time. I decided to go with a hard cover image wrap and premium lustre paper, which turned out to be great! Below I embedded some screenshots of the book overview from Lightroom. I hope you'll check them out and give me your thoughts in the comments, if any.
Have a great weekend,