Just when you think the ball is in someone else's court and you can take a breather, SLAM - back it comes at ya. The book designer informed me that I needed to convert all the color photographs to black and white, and to change all the illustrations from jpgs to tiffs. That is in addition to changing all 160 items to 300 dpi. Yee, haw! So my note to self is that if in the future I decide to use any photos and/or illustrations in a book, to first check with the designer to see what format everything should be scanned or copied to before I do anything else. I have had to redo a lot of steps on this project.
I finished all of the changes this afternoon; now I just have to figure out how to get all the images back to the designer. They are too large to email, even if I zip the file, so last time I sent everything to him on a thumb drive. I could do that again, but I am hoping to find a solution that involves an e-transfer instead. Hopefully the designer has an answer, although you would think he would have suggested it last time.
Tonight I am giving a presentation about publishing to an adult education class on writing and publishing a non-fiction book. I have done this in the past, and it is always fun to hear what book ideas people are working on. It is so great to be writing in a time when you can actually get your books into the hands of readers without being held hostage by the traditional publishing industry.