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Finalizing / preparing for print
'lo - been a while since I last stuck my nose in this forum.
I'm that guy that was writing a book about electric history or somesuch.
Actually - I'm now well into getting "Energizing the Peace Garden State: the early days of electricity in North Dakota" ready for print.
I have my latest draft printed with most of the images placed - just waiting on the last few to be done while I go through the manuscript looking for any last-minute corrections etc.
I've even got the process of generating a good press-ready PDF down pat on this Mac (save as Postscript THEN distill with Acrobat).
The only thing not yet started is cover design... and will leave that mostly up to the graphic artist that's been helping me (but not without some ideas and raw material).
The only big hiccup I have to deal with right now is the frontispiece - I cannot seem to get the halves to line up 'just so' (it will be a two-page spread).
Enough jabber - a few questions:
Would like to hear any suggestions on how two-page spread photos are best handled.
Also would like to hear any general suggestions on things I should go back and check.
Four of the chapters have a state map accompanying it with the relevant area marked up. Right now, they are at the end of the chapter. Would it make more sense to have it on the even-numbered page facing the first page of that chapter? (If I should move the maps, I just need to make sure I can change the section breaks as required so the pages flow correctly)