Friday, March 11, 2011

A Picture is Worth 1,000 KB

The corrections from the editor have all been input - at least the ones that I am electing to change - and I have made certain all of the 151 pictures, newsletters, forms (anything that is a jpg) are labeled on the hard copy of the book for the designer. I have also placed the corresponding number in the file of images I will send to him. The reason this is important is because he wants me to strip all of the jpgs out of my manuscript before I send him the book. I want to make sure he know where to put them all back in once he has the Word document placed in InDesign. Tedious work, this. I am very ready to get this book out the door!

While reviewing the book, I realized that I have not applied for a Library of Congress number for the book. This is not a necessity, but if you think your book will end up in a library, it is pretty important. I have an account set up with the LOC since I secured a number for Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed(room)?, but I have not been on their website since I did that in November of 2009. Well, in October 2010 the LOC came out with a mandate that you must change your password every 60 days. But I did not get the memo about this. I cannot log into my account now. I sent them an email asking how to get around this, and they advise that it can take up to 5 days to receive a response. Great! (Insert sarcasm here.) I'd like to have the number before I send the book to the designer, but I won't hold it up because of this.

I realized that I had not written a timetable when I was working on my last book. I am rectifying that with this book so that I don't get caught up with some of these details on the next one. In the meantime, I'm stripping pictures...

1 comment:

Mrs. Wryly said...

Keep on stripping. I mean "stripping pictures." Insert sarcasm here.