Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Page Proofs!

Hey, here's another bit of proofing for me. And proof that The Sacred Band really is heading your way! I just received the first pass pages of the manuscript. These are the pages formatted as they will in the book. It's the real thing!

They look like this:



I put Maya to work on proofreading them. Such a keen eye she has. Together, we've actually found a typo! That's a start. There will likely be more that we don't catch, but oh well. This will go back to Doubleday in a few days, and they'll give it the once over again.

I'm please to say that the thing reads like a book. A real book. A conclusion to a trilogy! Yahoo!

I also just heard that galleys are on the way to me. That'll be something. To hold the book in hand. (In case you're wondering, the galleys are produced before the final final text. There will be small changes made in the final edition. It's one of the reasons, actually, that galleys are cool. They give a glimpse of the almost finished book.)

So, things roll on...

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Daniel said...

Now that you have page proofs, any chance you could give us an accurate page count? =)

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Ethan Iktho said...

SMALL changes???

Ah, OK, you're just kidding, right ?
No, you aren't?

Pauvre de moi, then...

8:45 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Daniel,

Yes. The book will be 559 pages!

Ethan Iktho,

I just mean removing a word or phrase or sentence here and there - not changes to the story. All deletes; not additions.

That okay? Or do you want to know more about them?

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Ethan Iktho said...

That's perfectly OK with me, of course!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Derrick said...

is this going to get a concurrent release date in ebook form?

4:34 PM  
Blogger Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

I'm excited! Can't wait to read book 3!

9:34 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Derrick,

Yes, the ebook is out at the same time. The Kindle version will be $13.99 while the book is in hardback, and then drop in price when the paperback version comes out.

SCW,

I'm very glad to hear that. ;)

4:42 PM  

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