Book progress

February 26, 2009

Since it’s been a while since I’ve discussed the book production process itself I thought I would ramble off the items I have left to do. I’m big on lists, so here we go:

  • Finish shooting for desired images (almost done!)
  • Assign proper locations
  • Check font uniformity throughout book
  • Complete scientific identifications (consult if necessary)
  • Spell check entire book
  • Print textual pages for review
  • Compare and adjust toning based on original sample book
  • Complete ISBN registration*
  • Insert ISBN number on copyright page
  • Obtain and add ISBN barcode*
  • Order test copy*
  • Make necessary adjustments and reorder (repeat as necessary)*
  • Submit copyright registration + test copy*
  • Order first batch*
  • Open online sales
  • Begin marketing locally and online

* denotes items requiring production expenses

That’s it! The great thing about this project is that the whole thing is also a learning process. The courses toward my print journalism degree were invaluable, but never approached the subject of bookmaking. So… I’m teaching myself! As I reach certain parts of the process I’ll write in more depth. And no, not ALL of these processes are necessary. Yet, I feel the more thorough that I am, the more I will take away from the process and the book will be the best possible result.

In the meantime, I’ll keep shoot shoot shooting!

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4 Responses to “Book progress”

  1. Renee Says:

    Looking forward to it!

    You might be interested in: https://books.google.com/partner/?gsessionid=hjKNDvSPyXkDGwoFYAWdmg

  2. Jim T Says:

    This is really great, Evan. When you are ready, I’ll be glad to post a link on my blog about the book, and could suggest a few Luray places where you might want to put a few copies for sale.

    By the way, enjoyed the bottoms-up ducks photo the other day.

    Best, Jim


  3. Making a list like this will help you stay organized and you will get it done.


  4. […] May 7, 2009 Here’ s a general update for the day. Thanks to a wonderful year, the book was recently uploaded and I’ve ordered a test copy. Assuming that all goes well when reviewing it, the finished product will roll out later this month. For anyone who’s been following this site, this is MAJOR. (check out my previous list here) […]


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