The 'Proof' Copies Have Arrived...
That's right folks, the proof copies of "The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home" arrived last night at our front door, and we couldn't be more excited.
For those who don't know what a "Proof" copy is, they are a printed version of how the book currently looks, before an author gives the final OK, on a book to be sent for publishing. This is the author(s) last chance to make sure the paragraphs are aligned correctly, the page breaks are clean, no words are being cut off, and to look for any final grammar issues in the text.
It also give the author a good idea of how the front and back covers look, and that the image or words are not being cut off. In this case, we saw right away that there is an issue with the cover. The image is supposed to be framed by a red border on all sides, but as you can see in this photo the image is touching the edge. Naturally, we'll need to move it over to the left slightly.
As for the interior, all seems well on that front. The paragraphs and page breaks are in the right spots. But we're still going to have our editor go over the entire thing one more time to make sure there are no grammar and punctuation issues that got past us, her, and our beta-readers who gave us some fabulous feedback on issues they noticed.
Depending on when these last corrections are finished, we're aiming for a November release, or on Halloween itself. It all depends on how fast we can get things done.
Stay tuned and we'll keep you all posted. Thanks so much for all your continued support. Until next time, take care and keep writing!
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