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November 18, 2013

Need Help With A "Classic" Project

A section of the Classic City at night during the 1970s
After Saturday's heartbreaking loss by the Bulldogs' yet-another-near-miss program, I'm having a hard time even thinking about UGA football.  Switching gears, I wanted to inform you of my recent book project and ask for your assistance. 
 
Do you have any older photos of Athens?
 
I recently signed a deal to author a photo-heavy book on the city of Athens' modern history (1960s to the present) to be published by Arcadia Publishing.  I'm particularly excited about the project because I'm a native Athenian and this is my first book not related to UGA football.
 
Speaking of books on the Bulldogs, a couple of years ago I asked readers of this blog if they could help me with my Georgia-Florida book, requesting stories, anecdotes, and jokes regarding the series.  Your response was overwhelming!  So, I'm asking for your assistance once again.
 
A major responsibility of mine for the Athens project is finding nearly 200 appropriate photographs for use.  I have the 1990s and 2000s pretty much covered; however, it’s been difficult to find images from the decades of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.

Notably, the photographer of each image will obviously be credited in the book.  Also, for what it’s worth, and I'm trying to be careful when bringing up this aspect--one photo source seemed highly insulted when I mentioned he would be paid for his photos, while it was the first thing requested by another--you'd be compensated for your photos used in the book.  My publisher and I are proposing a royalty-sharing plan for the book’s photo sources, where based on the number of photos credited, the sources share in what royalties I earn off the book.  I can explain further if you think you would be able to assist with this project.
 
So, if you possess any images of just about anything related to the Classic City--the moments/events, people, structures, businesses, etc. of Athens--especially from the 1960s through the 1980s, and in COLOR would be an added bonus, OR if you can suggest someone who does that I could contact, please EMAIL ME
 
I am really looking forward to what assuredly will be a classic project, and perhaps with your help (plus, I'm anxious to see if I can write on anything other than Georgia football).  Thank you all! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Patrick--sent you an email a couple times-keeps coming back to me as error. Maybe my photo file is too big. Will try w/o photos. Please let me know if you get it or not. Hope I can help. - Walter