Monday, September 13, 2004

Wineskins at the press

Wineskins is at the press now. Next I get a press proof and make last minute changes. It's difficult and costly to make changes at press, so we keep these to a minium. Three writers came in with a change they missed on the earlier proofs I'd sent. I missed a few things, such as pub info on a particular book. After I approve the press proof, it takes about a week to 10 days to go on press. I go out and check at the press and make sure all the printing is being done well. Last issue the press made a mistake and made the spine too large, which would have made the spine lap over the cover and words of spine be seen on edge of front cover. Had to be reprinted. Things like this happen often behind the scenes and the better a magazine or any book or publication looks, the more effort likely went into making it so (even re-doing when necessary).


At 8:52 AM, Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball said...

We appreciate the effort and expense you guys go through. Won't moving to the electronic version save a lot of that time, money, and energy?

Anyway, good luck...journalism runs in my family. I can barely remember being a really young kid, and my dad would come in from putting The Jackson Sun to bed. He always seemed to enjoy that sense of seeing something you have been involved with and overseen, being born and rolling hot off the presses.

Plus, Superman worked in a newspaper, and that's cool.


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