Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday's Pre-Publication Post: The Week in Review

First, THANK YOU all for the amazing response to last week's post, in which I solicited your feedback on author photo possibilities. You're a terrific group!

I've now gone ahead and asked the photographer to retouch two photos (as I said, one retouched photo is part of the package I signed up for; I'm going to kick in the extra bucks for a second one). In the meantime, I want to share with you a useful post on author photos that I found. I've sent it along to the photographer, too, to explain my request for images with different resolutions.

Other pre-publication activities this past week have included going through a copy-edited version of my manuscript (and if you're wondering about the use of the hyphen with "copy-edited," you have a sense of some dilemmas I've been facing). I've also been following up with the Big Publishing House from which I have been awaiting a permissions response. Important (relearned) lesson here: Sometimes, you really have to pick up the phone. And progress toward a cover design, about which I've heretofore said little, continues.

So, that's what's been happening with Quiet Americans this week. Thank you all so much, again, for your interest!


Dana Lynn Smith said...

Erika, thanks for linking to my article about author photos. Good luck with your book!

Erika D. said...

Thanks very much, Dana!

Ellen Meeropol said...

I had author photos taken on Tuesday, and this was very helpful - thank you!

Erika D. said...

Glad to hear it, Elli!