After being told on Thursday that the book had been “shipped” by Express the proof has finally arrived today at 2-0 pm. If that is express then I will be trusting Lulu’s snail mail in future. The book looks OK at first glance but some of the photographs have reproduced disappointingly. This could be because I am not good at manipulating digital formats or it could be down to the poor quality of the original photographs.
The contents, sources and index look clear and readable which is a good thing as there are so many Dines with the same name that an index was absolutely essential but it caused me plenty of headaches in preparation.
In another couple of days, once my trusty proof reader has been through it, I will be able to publish details of the ISBN number and places it can be obtained. Because it is print on demand it has worked out quite expensive, so I certainly won’t be making a fortune on it, indeed I will be lucky if I get my money back but writing and producing the book has gone some way to scratching the itch brought on by a fascination of Dines.