And the latest update on the Fan To Pro Book from Last week.
- I'm still adding extra content. Frankly its hard to know where to stop – and when I risk diluting the book. I'm sure this is going to be updated every year or two. Most of it is done, and the final question is if I include some extra resources.
- I got an offer to have a pro-drawn cover by another small press enthusiast I know. I'm debating that – I'm still torn between a more abstract cover versus something more colorful that they offer. I've gotten a lot of conflicting advice on what to do cover-wise.
- The book looks like it'll be 6" by 9" and around 100-120 pages.
- I am not decided on an index. I'm leaning towards no, or a very small one. I have determined a comprehensive index is useless and a waste of space.
- I'm going with Arial type. I'm debating if 10pt or 12pt is best. I want it very readable but not bulked up.
- I like double-spaces between paragraphs for technical and educational books like this one, but not fiction. Not sure that helps, but it is interesting.
- Non-fiction books can be hard to really measure. In this case I've looked at the book so much it seems a bit stale and incomplete no matter how much I include.
- Doing a book and a blog at the same time requires you know where one ends and the other begins.
- Someone needs to write a book on cover design. Or I haven't found it yet.
- I really like Arial.
Still on target for late March/early April.
– Steven Savage