So my “early August” release is slipping to “mid August” release. Over the past couple (three?) weeks I’ve been proofing my book.
Here’s what I did:
- Uploaded the book to Createspace; generated & downloaded a PDF proof
- I’m reading the PDF on my ‘puter with the MS Word file open at the same time. If I find a mistake or something I really, really can’t live with, then I change it on the spot.
- Then I make a note of what I changed in a text file. On the next proof (yes, there will be one), I will specifically check the stuff that I changed.
That final proof will be in Vellum (the software I’m using to format the ebook & print version). There’s a “preview” feature in the software that lets you see what the book will look like on a Kindle, Nook, etc. I’ll proof it that way rather than in Word or PDF again.
Once everything is as clean and correct as I can possibly make it, then I’ll upload the final files, change the launch date on Amazon & let ‘er rip.
Middle of August, I swear.
The photo above is another I took at Glacier Bay in Alaska. You can see one of the glaciers on the far left.