Two-page slug spreads
My editor dropped me an email Tuesday at lunchtime with a formatted proof copy of The Naturally Bug-Free Garden
to look over. And, by the way, could I get it back to her by Wednesday
morning? That didn't give me much room to be an over-achiever, but I still managed to get my corrections back to her by 5 pm Tuesday. (Good thing it was pouring down rain and thus being outside held
I've been waiting with
baited breath to see what Skyhorse would come up with for the interior
design of this book since half of the reason I signed a deal with them
in the first place was because I felt like the images deserved to be
seen in print. Of course, Skyhorse's designer made very different
decisions than I did when I first laid out the book, planning to self-publish it on paper...but
in many cases I like Skyhorse's version much better. For example, take a
look at the two-page title spreads above, my version on the top and
Skyhorse's below. I'm not ashamed to say that theirs makes mine look
Our duckies will be
enjoying full-page billing, as will one of my favorite toads, but for
some reason Skyhorse's designer didn't opt to turn my awesome slug photo
into a two-page spread. I can't imagine why not! Don't they realize
that my readers will want to post those slugs on their walls as pin-up
I hope seeing a book slowly make its way into print is almost as interesting as my usual posting topics...like goat poop. Now isn't that memory making slug pinups look pretty good?
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