Page Proofs for Twelve Kings!
So yesterday I got a present in the mail. It didn’t look like much at first.
But then I opened it up, and it looked a little more promising.
And when I pulled out that grand stack of pages, I was even more excited!
They were page proofs! This is a pretty exciting day. It’s not the final book, of course, or even a bound ARC. But it’s pretty exciting to get to this stage.
This is the nearly-final version of the book. It’s laid out like the book will be laid out when it’s in print. I.e. this was generated from the InDesign file direction, meaning what I turned in after the copy edits had been converted by the interior designer to create this file. So this is 98% complete at this point. There will be minor design changes and other front- and back-matter added to the interior. But by and large the layout is complete.
So what happens next? Well, I go through the ms and look for errors. I started this last night. Got through three chapters so far. I usually read electronically these days, but I decided to read via the print version to try to catch errors I might not otherwise have caught.
It’s going well so far. Barring a few minor word changes, it’s feeling like a polished, finished product. Can’t wait to get this out to everyone!
Here’s a video I made of “the unveiling”!