I have started a book in Lightroom that I will export to Blurb when I am finished but I can't finish it until the end of the year. I want to start another book and be able to work on both of them. How do I do that?
Ok. I had my photos in a regular collection and I did create a saved book and that seems to be fine but now if I go back to my original collection it is listed there but just a blank book.
When I try to switch to one of the other regular collections to start a new book if I do create a saved book it addsall those photos from the first book to it. I can’t figure out how to switch from one to the other.
I tried with another of my collections and it started adding them too. I am sure I am missing something. Patricia
-Only use a Standard Collection for a Book ONCE, when starting a NEW book.
When you have created a [Saved Book ] with the 'used photos', delete the Standard Collection! You will NOT need it again.
That will prevent this problem- "if I go back to my original collection it is listed there but just a blank book."
A standard collection taken to the Book Module thinks you are starting another 'new' book.
-"it adds all those photos from the first book to it. "
I do not have a definitive answer for this- it happens to me also, but only when creating a new book. I am lead to believe that the Book module is unsure of which images to use in the book until it is 'Saved' to a Book Collection.
Sometimes using [Auto Layout] then immediately doing [Clear Layout] may limit the photos to those you selected.
Or you can apply a filter (lower-right) to limit the photos to 'Flagged' or 'Rated', etc.
Or after creating the 'Saved Book Collection'- delete from this collection any photos you do not want in the book. (or conversly 'Add' more you might want)
***But ALWAYS work from the 'Saved Book Collection' after starting a book. Never again from the top [Book] module menu.