Friday, December 4, 2009

Fear of Page Proofs

JANICE:  I always tremble before opening a package of page proofs, occasionally for good reason. This is one of those occasions. My first glance at our first book for grownups, Honeymoon Hobos, left me shocked and dismayed. It seems that my layout of the title page was ignored. I specified a double spread with Tom's lovely pen and ink illustration of Angkor Wat to bleed off the page left and right. Instead, it is cut off at the text margin. The same happened with a double spread map of "Our Journey" around the world. Can this book be saved? I'll keep you posted.

Later in the day: YES, it can. There are two more stages of page proofs to go. The illustrations will bleed!