Monday, August 05, 2013
The final page
Production of "Misfits of Love" is floating along. I thought I'd share the very last page of the book. I love the simplicity of it and it fits perfectly with the stories and other art. Sometimes space and simplicity is needed.
I have been working with the designer on the cover and some elements to make the chapter headers more engaging. It is all really exciting, and the direct contact is so satisfying - rather than having layers of marketing people telling me what the cover can or can't be. With my first book, I had to squeak very loudly to get a copy of the color proofs to see the book before it was printed. The hands on, direct process of self publishing deletes all that and I like it.
It also has moments of fear. I am responsible for signing off on everything. I have a good copy editor and she has been very thorough. It's me I worry about!
So, I hope to be working on the final page layouts for the production person these next two weeks. My goal is still to have the ebook done in early fall, and the actual book to hold and sell in mid-late fall.
It will feel good to hold it!
If you'd like to support my indie publishing venture, visit the funding page. Think of it as pre-ordering the book and helping me with out of pocket cost I'm incurring to launch this venture.