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1. Do I have to be a professional photographer to submit images? NO!!! Anyone can submit images, from rank amateurs to seasoned pros. 2. What if my images aren't good enough? Will they be rejected? NO!!! There's no such thing as "not good enough" for the LUG Yearbook. All images are accepted as long as they meet the very basic standards of size (one meg+ .jpg images.) This is not a judged collection-it's a voluntary anthology of the LUG's photographic efforts during the year. 3. What if I don't have a Leica? Don't worry-the images you submit are more than welcome, so long as you're a supporter and enthusiast of the LUG. Your editor joined the LUG before he owned a Leica, and now shoots regularly with a large collection of Leica and non-Leica equipment. The important point is to just start. 4. Can I use images that were featured on the LUG (or elsewhere?) YES!! So long as the images were captured during 2008, they're fair game for the book. 5. If I submit images, do I have to buy a copy of the book? Absolutely not! Since this book is printed on demand, we have no minimum order requirements for the book. Moreover, the book will not go out of print (so long as blurb.com exists in more or less its present configuration.) If you want to see previous yearbooks-or buy copies-you can now. Go to blurb.com and search for "Leica" "LUG" "Leica Users Group" to see existing yearbooks. 6. Can my spouse/child/pet also submit images? Why not? So long as the images are in the correct formation, and contain their name, the image(s) title(s), and the camera/lens/film (if applicable) used, that's fine. 7. I submitted images last year. Will you automatically remind me to send more this year? Unfortunately, I'm not that organized. I sincerely hope you check the e-mail (and digest) regularly for updates. 8. Do you need help with the yearbook? Thanks, but I'm OK. Blurb.com templates help simplify matters considerably. Other than contributed essays from a few individuals, including this year Ted Grant, it's fairly easy going. 9. When will the yearbook be produced? I close the yearbook at midnight on December 31st, and make it available for purchase as soon as possible. Last year "as soon as possible" was about 3AM on January 1st. 10. How much does the yearbook cost? That depends on whether you purchase a hardcover of paperback version. See previous blurb.com LUG yearbooks, and you'll get an idea. Blurb.com had a slight price increase this year.