In what I would like to think of as being one of the last steps, I am currently adding page numbers. It’s turned out to be a fiddly process, in regards to formatting. Adding the page numbers within the printer’s required margins throws my previous meticulous formatting off.
I’m trying to keep a consistent appearance throughout the book, taking care that things like spacing between photos or captions and text is the same. Spacing between page numbers and text is less consistent, though I notice from all the books I’ve inspected, this is common.
As a reader, I’ve never noticed things like that before. Now, as I build my own book, I take great notice. Now, it’s important to me.