So I have files for Xenowealth: A Collection and have been creating the physical book. This has been trickier than normal b/c the print on demand service I’m using is a little spotty about getting graphics on the spine quite right (the templates they give suggest it should print a certain way, but I get extra bumped space and am learning how to adapt) though I’m happy about everything else (I settled on CreateSpace as I like the interior cream paper best and I really like the distribution possibilities).
But, here’s a close-but-not-quite picture of a copy of the trade paperback which will be up for general sale after I ship to Kickstarter backers.
I keep bumping the spine text this way and then that and seeing how it comes back. Annoying, because every other little thing is perfect. I’m happy with the interior, outside, etc. The matte cover, if you have greasy fingers, collects prints a bit more than I’d like, but there you go.
Today another proof arrives, I’m hoping it’s the last. I really want to start shipping ASAP and get this baby out in the hands of folks. It’s well overdue.
That said, I’ve unintentionally learned a lot about POD, printing books, designing them myself through this process. Things I wanted to learn, just not while writing and freelancing more this year than ever before in my life, remodeling a part of my home, and making some life changes.
It’s been a wild ride, this year.