Finally, after an express train of last-minute urgencies has thundered through your life, everything is quiet. No one calls with a voice edged with adrenalin. No urgent e-mails exclaim frantically in your in-box. Tentatively, the cheeps and chirps of life’s other priorities begin to be heard again. At last you can say ‘My book is with the printer’ and attempt to move on to other things.
Meanwhile, somewhere else on our planet, your book is taking physical shape. In the next few posts we’ll visit this world, a place often resembling the Gothic Christian afterlife – a glimpse of heaven, vast reaches of purgatory and a few areas of utter hell.
- Printing revolutions
- Getting ready to print (final-copy check)
- Meet the printer
- Printer’s proofs
- Hell’s kitchen – on the print-shop floor