Beautiful Evidence: book production report

“Now on to the publishing history, beginning with this post on January 5, 2006: I have completed Beautiful Evidence, except for the index and a few loose e

“Now on to the publishing history, beginning with this post on January 5, 2006: I have completed Beautiful Evidence, except for the index and a few loose ends. We are currently proofing some difficult images on press, negotiating with printers, planning the order for paper and binding, and working through other production issues. Probably the major threats to breaking the schedule will be in color-correcting images and in importing some paper used in one section of the book… Printing complete on Thursday, May 11. At the bindery, folding is underway. I picked the cloth and the color of the ink stamping on the cloth some time ago. Major issue now is the carton for mailing single books; the total weight of book and carton is just over 3 pounds, which is a substantial break point on shipping prices. We found a lighter shipping carton that works well to protect the book, but of course it is made in Switzerland…. Copies were ready Friday but the bindery was concerned that the glue wasn’t dry and thus the shipped copies might warp. So Tuesday it is for the first copies here. There are certainly some virtues to web publishing, such as glue drying avoidance. But such reflections will vanish when I hold the first book. And I in fact enjoy the physicality of bookmaking…. 10 copies this morning. It’s wonderful, just about everything I hoped it would be when printed.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE