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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

First pass pages!!!

One of my favorite parts of the publishing process is when my lovely editor sends along my first pass pages. I've also heard these called galleys (but I've also heard galley is interchangable with ARCs...it's all so confusing).

Anyway, first pass pages are formatted and printed in book layout, complete with font and chapter headers (except they're unbound). This is the stage right before ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) come out. I've been given a capped amount of time to look it over for typos and formatting issues, etc... and there are editors doing the same from my publisher's end.

This means that ARCs are just about to be printed. I'll let you know when they're here, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peek at the galley pages (all 197.5 pages worth, which will be 395 pages when bound in book form):





Oh, and one more seekrit, I have it on good authority they're going with a different color ink this time. Just as pretty as the purple, though. No worries! <3   

I'll be offering up the signed title page (the one with the book cover picture) in an upcoming giveaway. But for now I'm off to reread Unhinged for the fifty-somethingeth time. Wish me luck! :)

25 comments:

  1. GAH

    That is all.

    No wait.

    Jeb die please.

    Morpheus win please.

    Yes.

    Now that is all

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    1. LOL! Mothling, you naughty. :) I'm not listening, you know. ;P

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  2. It looks amazing! I have no idea what the difference between a galley and an ARC is *shrugs* oh well.

    Nikki.

    Jeb will not die.

    That is all.

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    1. Agreed! With everything you said above. Hehe. (Nikki's very loyal to her moth...)

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  3. Wow, it so cool to see what a book looks like unbound.

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    1. Right? The entire process is so cool. I thought maybe it wouldn't be as exciting this time around since I've already done it once, but it's still awesome! :)

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  4. That is quite cool!

    As a reader I think I get extremely confused about about the differences between galleys or ARCs or other terminology on occasion, but I can't wait to see the colour of that ink, the purple in Splintered is awesome!

    And yay for getting ARCs soon!!

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    1. Yes! Yay on ARCs! Although a part of me is just as nervous to launch this baby into the world as I was with the first one. Heh. I can't wait to see the ink, too!

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  5. They look so prettyyyy *squeal* :D
    And I love that they do different color inks than black at all! And I can't wait for ARCs - maybe I'll be lucky enough to win one ^^

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    1. Hehe. Thanks Carmen! And fingers crossed for you!

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  6. Aww man, someone beat me to the *squeal*! :) Can't wait for Unhinged! I plan to re-read Splintered, but I gave my copy to a friend to read and haven't gotten it back yet. Needless to say, I've been experiencing Morpheus withdrawal...

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    1. Awww, LOL. Sorry about the withdrawl. ;) You could always go look at his pinterest board to keep you company until you get the book back. ;)

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  7. ACK! EEP! I don't even know what to say. *sighs* You know I want this yesterday. Cannot wait!

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    1. Eeeps! So cool, right? I can't wait to hold a finished ARC myself. :)

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  8. Just gorgeous, Anita! After the very frustrating experience of reading chapter one on NetGalley (and I mean that as a compliment!!) I for one can't wait to read the rest.

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    1. LOL. Thank you Tammy! And sorry about the frustration. I'll tell you a secret: that was chapter 3. So you're not only missing what comes after the chap, but what came before. Don't know if that will make it better or worse. LOL

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  9. Sooo exciting! I can't wait to see the new color scheme! :)

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  10. You've read it about 50 times?!?!? Lucky. ;)

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    1. Haha! I'd gladly hand it over to you to read this time, if I could. @.@ *blinks bleary eyes*

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  11. I'm nervous just seeing all these loose papers stacked up on top of each other. All it takes is one gust of Texas wind and... off to Wonderland they'll fly.

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  12. Those are some really amazing colors on the cover. It makes it feel both creepy and bold all at the same time. Very interesting photos to see how the whole process takes shape. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. That's amazing! The cover looks like a modern expressionist portrait. Thank you for sharing this.

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  14. Oh my, that is one sick cover for a book! I'm jealous. Now I'm very curious about your novels. :)

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