ART 53 redux #10

This Is Fifty-three redux #10

My updated proof from IngramSpark arrived today. My adjustments were largely successful; the reds could be a little bit darker, but that would involve additional expense—and, really, I am just happy that they don’t look orange anymore.

Accordingly, I have enabled the IngramSpark version for distribution. Now I wait for my updated CreateSpace proof…

(1 November 2016)

ART 53 redux #7

This Is Fifty-three redux #7

My printed proof from IngramSpark arrived today, so I can now compare with the CreateSpace-printed copies I already have.

Now, I’m too tired to take photos right now (insomnia), so I will either add later, or post separately. In the meantime, here is what I am noticing: Continue reading

ART 53 redux #5

This Is Fifty-three redux #5

Argh! The electronic proof generated from my corrected file was ready this morning—and it was exactly the same as the file it was supposed to replace. That is, the Secrets and Delicates sections are still reversed. Here is a sample page:


Clearly, that is not page 288. Here is what page 288 should be:


I am trying again…




I am starting to wonder if somebody forgot to turn off the Mercury retrograde switch after all…

(17 October 2016)

ART 53 redux #4

This Is Fifty-three redux #4

Ack! I must remember to avoid looking at electronic proofs when I am tired. I belatedly noticed that I had inadvertently reversed the order of two of the sections (NOT the first time I have done this—one slight disadvantage to using a stylus instead of a mouse), so I had to fix it and update a new file. Lucky for me that the most recent IngramSpark e-mail newsletter contains a code that I could use to waive the usual $25 fee for corrections. I don’t know if it will affect the proof order I put in earlier—but even if it doesn’t, I am primarily interested in the printed proof so I can check the color reproduction. So, no harm, no foul. This time…

(14 October 2016)

ART 53 redux #3

This Is Fifty-three redux #3

Approved the electronic proof from IngramSpark, and ordered a printed proof. Unless I encounter any problems, the IngramSpark/Lightning Source-printed color edition will be available for ordering October 31st.

Of course, the benefit of going through IngramSpark is that they are part of Ingram, the huge book distributor—which means that (a) you should be able to have your local bookstore order a copy for you, and (b) it can also be offered by other online retailers, not just Amazon (Coffee Stains can be ordered from the Barnes & Noble website, for example).

(14 October 2016)