Monday, April 11, 2011

Boat Book

The POD proof for The Dreadnaught I ordered from Lulu got here, and I have to say, it looks better than I thought it would.

The cover design printed like I wanted, that fog-of-war look I did to haze the print and images. Dan's layout was good, the font we chose looks great, and, let's face it, there's something to be said about holding a thick, heavy, organic book in your hand, as opposed to reading it on a screen.

I don't expect to sell any copies of it–at twenty bucks a whack, less a penny, and four bucks for snailmail, it would be a miracle if it suddenly began to fly off the (non-existent) shelves at Lulu; still, it's kind of fun to know it can be done, and it will give me one more volume for the ego shelf in my office ...


Dan Moran said...

It looks good. I'm going to give them a shot next -- I got a suggestion that the inner margins needed to be wider -- does it look that way to you? The only copy I got off Lulu ("Freeway") looked OK, but I changed the layout after that.

Steve Perry said...

Because this one was so large and perfect-bound, the inner margins are tight. Not sure it would be the same on a thinner volume, but if you added a half-inch of white space on the margins, it probably wouldn't hurt.