October 15, 2010

Galley Proofs

In the printing industry, galley proofs are so named because in the days of hand-set type, the printer would set the page into galleys, the metal trays into which type was laid and tightened into place. These would be used to print a limited number of copies for editing mark-up. Galley proofs are also issued as advance reading copies. They contain complete, edited content, but final cover art and/or layout may not be the same as the published copy.
I decided to issue 51 galley proofs of Triangular Bead Crochet Ropes.
The first copy, and only printed copy, is being donated to the Bead Society of New Hampshire at this Sunday's meeting. It will be auctioned and half of the proceeds will go towards their Bead Retreat Scholarship fund. The remaining 50 copies will be sold through this blog in PDF format with PayPal being the only payment accepted..
This sale will run from Midnight, October 17th through midnight October 31, 2010, or until all copies are sold.
The proceeds from the sale will allow me to go ahead with an Amazon print-on-demand copy of the book in January of 2011 . . . and have printed copies to sign at the Tucson Gem Show in February.
So check back here next week if unique copies of beading books are something that you would like to add to your library.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on getting another book done!! You reminded me of how much I used to love the process. So much has changed since my last book that went to print!!