Sunday, 27 March 2011

Working and its rewards

I'm continuing to work on the typesetting of Title 2 (Monica Redlich's Five Farthings). I don't exactly have a favourite part as I enjoy all stages from shortlisting to development, then on to editing and selling. However, there's nothing like a quiet afternoon trying out fonts and spacing. Yes, wider margins will make the book a little more expensive, but it will be easier to read when (please when, not if) the customer buys it. Hopefully, the fact that they aren't required to break the spine to turn a page or be able to read the first half of a line will ensure that the book lasts too. I'm now off to my reward for the work - another chapter from the proof copy of Natasha Solomons' new book. The Novel in the Viola deserves to be even more successful than Mr Rosenblum's List. I'm in the lovely position of enjoying the reread even more than the first read - it's in an odd space with echoes of Daphne Du Maurier and Eva Ibbotson.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Title 2 (again)

Simply put: Working on it and enjoying it immensely. Between making a new version of the text, I'm experimenting with typefaces and layouts. I think perhaps editing is the best part.