This morning I received a PDF of my book One Imperfect Christmas (Abingdon Press, September 2009) as it will appear in print! Talk about exciting! Every phase of the publishing process is both a thrill and a learning experience.
At this stage, a professional proofreader is going over the copy with a fine-tooth comb. I also have the chance to look for any typographical errors and make note of necessary corrections.
A couple of weeks ago, Abingdon sent out copies of their Fall Fiction Sampler--first chapters of the books in the fall lineup along with bios of each author and pictures of their book covers. The sampler contains uncorrected proofs, so when the books actually come out, you may notice slight changes, but it's still a fun way to preview this exciting new fiction line. Click here to take a look: Download Fall2009FictionSamplerColor-OPT .
For more about the new Abingdon fiction line, click here.