Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Proof Copy is Here!

Amazing

My proof copy of Kingdom Beyond the Rim arrived today. Days earlier than I expected.

There are some text spacing issues I need to fix, but otherwise the book is magnificent!

The cover looks great and simply seeing my writing in a real book is quite an amazing experience.

I have since published the second book, Honor's Way, as well to the print version and ordered a proof copy of it too.

The good thing about that is that I now have all kinds of experience getting the text set just right for publication and will be able to submit a revised interior of the first book using all my new expertise.

Formatting for publication is not as easy as it might seem at first blush. And MS Word has its own way of doing things which is not always the easiest if you don't know all the tricks of the trade. I am learning, little by little and hope to get the manuscript of the first book set just right for the final copy. Getting the margins set just right has been a chore.

Anyhow, at this rate, I will be a master of the techniques.

Regardless of the few formatting issues in my proof copy, it really is a good looking book. The cover art is terrific and I am a happy camper.

Now, my only puzzle is: Who do I know in India? It looks as if I sold several copies of the Kindle book in India.

I know about people in the UK, the US, and I think, Denmark. But India?

Ah well, at least someone wants to read it.

3 comments:

  1. Very exciting - that must be an amazing feeling!

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  2. Congratulations! That's an amazing accomplishment and so exciting.

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  3. :-). maybe fantasy fan who is always on the look out for new authors?

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