Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Plan For Half-Vampire #2
Today I just uploaded the cover and interior files for All in the Half-Vampire Family on createspace. Notice that I'm doing that FIRST and not putting the e-book out right now. That's thing number one I learned with the first book: don't put the e-book out until I'm SURE it's ready. And I'm not so sure HV Family is ready right now.
Once it's approved, I'm going to order two proofs of the thing. I'll give one to my English department head to proofread, and I'll keep the other. This time, instead of making changes and ordering new proofs several times in a row, I have a PLAN. I'm going to read the proof, make changes, re-read the proof, make more changes, then rinse and repeat, then retrieve the other proof and make any changes from that -- all before I return to create space to upload the changes even one time and order a new proof.
I hope this will cut way down on the amount of time and the number of proofs I have to deal with.
In any case, I have made another step forward tonight.
What's next? Re-reading and touching up Becoming Brigid to get it to the point where I can order a createspace proof as well. But with that book I have the added problem of an unfinished cover.
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