Saturday, February 14, 2015

All the other things to think about...

The first proof was a big eye opener regarding all the stuff that is important that also needs doing when you are publishing a book.

As you can see from the photo, adjusting the font and line spacing alone changed a lot regarding the size and format. There is a laundry list of things I should have done:
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Disclaimer
  • ISBN number
  • Dedications
  • Headers and footers
  • Line spacing
  • Margins
  • Trench depth (That's a real thing)
  • Font selection
  • Chapters should all start on even pages.
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the author
  • Web links
  • Contact information
All I did was write the thing. Who knew that double spaced, Courier New, was not the right choice. I ended up going into my own library and grabbing a few books. I didn't need an index but they were good guides.

This is where publishers are damn handy. They reminded me of all these items. They even sent me a MS Word template to help me out.

The second round of mods are now done. The third proof has been ordered.

--There will probably be a 4th...

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