Want to create your Volumes Series, but need some help along the way? Click the following links to find more information on:
- Creating Your Volumes
- Pausing Your Series
- Starting a New Series
- Troubleshooting Tips
- General FAQ
STEP ONE: Choose your book type - legacy or everyday. Learn more about the differences between the two here.
STEP TWO: Select your photo source. You can opt to start a new Photos album to start collecting your images today, or choose an existing album from your Photos app. You can always change this source later!
STEP THREE: Upload your images, selecting the 50 that you want in your first volume.
STEP FOUR: Design your volume! Be sure to update the cover and spine text, edit your layouts, and rearrange pages
To rearrange pages, click and drag your page within the editor to the location you want it.
To edit your image layout/cropping, click the page you want to edit, then click to choose from the layouts available along the bottom of the screen. Use your fingers to drag your image around the layout and zoom in/out to crop your image.
To change your cover or spine text, click the cover image, then click again on the cover to bring up the text editor. You can add one custom line of text to your cover; and select the date and year you want printed on your spine.
Please note: the spine text can only be customized with a month and year of your choosing. Further spine customization is not available at this time.
To change your fabric & foil colors on your legacy book, click the cover image, then choose Color Options from the top left corner.
STEP FIVE: Approve your book and checkout! Ensure that your book is print-ready before you click I'm All Set, then enter your information into each section of checkout in order - this will save your information for easy checkout with future volumes. And you're done!
To pause your volumes, you'll head to the menu bar in on the left side of the app, click Volumes, then click Settings. From there you can toggle to Pause, and no more volumes will be created. You can leave your Volumes paused for as long as necessary; nothing will happen if you don't switch it back to Active.
To change your series from a legacy to everyday book (or vice versa), you'll need to start a new series. To do this, click into the products main page of the app, click Volumes again, choose your book type and then it’ll give you a prompt of leaving your Volumes in progress and starting a new series. By saying Yes, you can start fresh (choosing your photo source again, moving into editing, etc).
Having trouble with Volumes? Here are a few tips that might give you a hand:
- Update the app: Make sure you're on the most updated version of the app! Check the app store for updates.
- Uploading Images: Be sure you have allowed AU Mobile to access your Photos and/or Instagram feed. You can adjust this in your Phone Settings - head to AU Mobile, then make sure Photos is set to Read and Write.
Once I've ordered my volume, can I make edits to the book before I order it again?
You sure can! Make sure your app is updated, then head to the side menu bar, click Volumes, and select the volume you want to edit. You'll be brought right into the editor to make changes; then click Reorder Volume to place a new order.
Can I build my volumes on the desktop site or my Android?
Unfortunately our Volumes albums are available on our iPhone app only at this time. For now, the closest option is to create a small layflat album (8.5x8.5") or softcover book (5x5", 8x8") on our desktop site instead.
Can I source my images directly from Instagram?
At this time, it is only possible to choose folders located inside Photos on your iPhone to use as your image source. We cannot connect directly to Instagram as an image source at this time - hopefully we will be able to do this in the future though! In the future, be sure to save your Instagram images to your camera roll as you post them, to make sure they're available to add to your image source and print in future volumes.
Have more questions? Check out our volumes FAQ here for information on production, shipping, and book details.