I just discovered that I somehow sent my interior book designer (the person whose job it is to make the inside of a book as well designed as the outside) a copy of Children of the Fallen that has NO ITALICS. That’s right, she has done all her lovely work on a manuscript that has had the italics stripped completely out for some insane reason AND I did not notice this fact until now, just as she is finishing up.
I AM A COMPLETE IDIOT.
[that sound is me banging my head on my desk, many, many times]
Being a publisher is so freaking GLAMOROUS, isn’t it? (No.) This reminds me of Mary Robinette Kowal discovering earlier this year that her most recent book, Glamour in Glass, had been printed and distributed to bookstores everywhere without its first sentence.
Well. At least I caught my mistake before it hit the printers. We can all be grateful for small things, right?
[bangs head some more]
There is a shit ton of work that goes into publishing a book, especially if you want it to be be beautiful. Much of this work comes in because the learning curve is so freaking huge. You have to make the mistakes in order to learn what the mistakes are to make. I fear this one is going to be expensive.
[Heaves large sigh.] I was this close to having the pdf to go to the printers. But no. Back to the drawing board.
[starts banging head but it hurts too much so I just lie here instead, whimpering softly]
In other news, check out what Paul has been working on in the very next post…
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upcoming book releases
a few greatest hits
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- the incredible hulk invades the yurt
- cool felt picture fun for kiddos
- bikini power vs. the ratty sweater
- unexpected benefit of living in a round house #27
- writing without pencil sharpening
- the TOOL shed
- flying kids
- the solstice from inside a sundial
- welcome to mayaland's virtual macabre crawfish feast of death!
- diggers watch tv, too
- crafts for karma
- how to build a yurt (1 of 10)
- butterfly house
- the power of mom’s day can melt even the most bitter of hearts, not that my heart is bitter, but it has gotten a bit crusty around the edges
- the amazing emu
- going all erin brockovich on your ass
- the way of the bento
- recycling other people's junk
- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
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