Even though it won’t go on sale for another couple of months – It’s on sale now!, things are starting to happen really quickly now. I’ve finished most of my involvement of the book, and I’ve handed it over to the project-, copy- and technical editors, designers, and publishing boffins.
They never told me quite how much work it is to write a book on macro photography. It’s been a hell of a ride, and I’ve loved every second of it.
I was first contacted by the publishers on the 10th of August last year. Today, nearly six months later, I am sending the last files of the last chapter to the publisher.
The book is already on Amazon.com (and on Amazon UK, too!), although it’s not due to go on sale for another few months, and even though the cover image isn’t the one that will be used on the final book.
58,560 words. 232 photograps. 288 pages. 10 chapters. 2 appendices. 164 days. And my name on the front cover. My first book.
Sure, there’s still a lot of work that needs doing (a few more photos need to be sourced, I need to do the Author Reviews of each chapter, and there are a lot of other bits and pieces), but the vast bulk of the work is behind me.
I can’t express how I feel right now, but I can’t stop grinning.
Once the book has a proper, official release date set by the publishers (John Wiley & Sons — yup, that’s the same guys who do Cliff’s notes, the For Dummies books, etc), I’ll post some excerpts for you guys, so you can see what it’s all about. For now, I’m going to re-claim some of the life I haven’t been living over the past 5 months or so, and heading to the pub.
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