Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Most authors write their books, edit them and then hand the next step in the process over to a band of experts.
Not me. Nuh-uh. No, I have to do publications with actual fabric samples. So instead of just writing, I'm weaving (and not just one for pretty pictures, but enough for each copy), which opens up a whole other set of tasks.
Like wet finishing, cutting, stapling. Then, there is the assembly.
Fortunately the guild has a fairly large room with lots of tables so we lugged everything (and by we I mean Doug) up the long set of stairs. After picking up the text pages we (and I do mean we, this time) inserted the pages into plastic pocket pages. Once that was done, the text pages and sample pages had to be collated and everything put into ring binders.
9 'man' hours, give or take, just to get everything put together in a nice (I hope) attractive package.
But, it's done. Now I'm thinking about the wisdom of just doing eBooks - a whole lot less work, really....and I'm sure our backs would really appreciate not having to stand for 4 or 5 hours shuffling paper.
Speaking of which Magic in the Water is available as a pdf download or on a flash drive....