It just arrived! The first print proof of 5 Acres & A Dream The Sequel.
Except for the annoying “Not for Resale” banner blazoned around the cover (of which, why in the world would I want to sell a proof copy with flaws in it?!?!?!?), I think it came out quite well. I had trouble with cover color on my first book, but this one looks much better.
Two things need to be done.
- Compare the first and second volumes to see if there’s anything I need to do to look more like a series. At first glance, the cover fonts look different, even though I thought they were the same. I’ll have to look into that.
- Go through the proof page by page, paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence, word by word, image by image, and look for errors or anything that needs improving.
After that, I’ll make the corrections in the files, upload the revisions, and order a second proof. Because the first proof looks so promising, I hopefully will only need to do this twice! Or at least I hope so.