This is it. I have officially sent off all book files to the printer! After a marathon week of getting the last files finalized with revisions, supplemental materials and general nit-picking tweaks of this n’ that, IT IS DONE. I can see exactly why people hire book designers, it’s a pretty time-consuming undertaking. Anyway, I’ve learned so much through the course of this project and I’m just happy to say that I can finally sit back and put my feet up for a moment during the holidays.
So, when will the book be ready? According to the printer I will have advance copies sometimes in mid-February, and the bulk of the shipment will arrive around March 30th. I’ll begin sending off Kickstarter backer copies and pre-orders immediately, so we’re looking at the first week of April for when they’ll start to arrive on doorsteps. Wow, I’ll be thrilled to have these babies out in the world!
I will be posting updates on the printing process, including preview pages of proofs and the advance copies as they come in for my assessment. Stay tuned for those, as well as an in-depth post about the book designing process in general.