Another quick bulletin. I spent most of yesterday formatting Ephialtes in inDesign. As well as the formatting itself, that involves going through the whole thing, page by page, each time a major change had to be made in order to check widows and orphans and all that sort of malarky.
When you’re happy with that, you need to export it to a PDF and then check it again.
When you’re happy with that, you upload it to CreateSpace, and then check it again.
When you’re happy with that, you submit for review. When you interior and exterior files are approved, you check them again.
I did all that then noticed this morning that my bottom margin (no sniggering) was a bit too big. What did I do about it? Well, I ordered two proof copies and then spent another few hours fixing the margin. Why? I don’t know, it was a pretty stupid thing to do.
I think I have a good version now. I’ll have to review it, submit it for review and then review it again. Then I’ll order a proof copy of that version, which is what I should have done in the first place.
Maybe I have created two incredibly valuable collector’s items. More likely, I’ve just wasted thirty dollars.