Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Proof is in the Box

Have you ever had that sensation of extreme exhilaration? The kind that doesn't go away for days? That's how I feel when a proof of a new book arrives in the mail. Seeing that book, picking it up and leafing through it for the first time--I imagine it's comparable to my daughter's pride in completing a task on her very own and her joy in seeing the cat and squealing "m-ow" for the umpteenth time.
Anyway, here's the arrival of BEAT to a PULP: ROUND TWO proof. Over the next few days, we'll be going through it one last time.

21 comments:

Thomas Pluck said...

Looking great!

Naomi Johnson said...

What a great cover!

pattinase (abbott) said...

even more gorgeous!

David Cranmer said...

It really is a smashing cover. Mr. O'Barr always delivers in a big way. We had asked for two pilots struggling as a plane is crashing and he went a step farther by having it crashed, guns blazing, water rushing in, and a damsel in distress. We couldn't be happier!

Andrez Bergen said...

Bloody brilliant - have fun, and looks great!

Ron Scheer said...

Unfair. Now I have to wait to see what's inside that incredible cover... Well done, amigo!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yay!

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Andrez!

Ron, Vin Packer and Bill Pronzini are on board. And that's just the first two stories! Then we have Gorman, Crider, Reasoner, Vicki Hendricks and Dave Zeltserman to name a couple others.

Leah, :)

Randy Johnson said...

Looking forward to this one.

David Cranmer said...

I'll make sure you get a copy, Randy.

Garnett Elliott said...

Oh, man! I love that dog-eared look. Like some gem you uncovered in an old bookstore.

David Cranmer said...

That was all John Bergin's brilliant idea. I've had a couple readers pick it up for the first time and be fooled that they had an old copy.

Richard Prosch said...

Congrats! A fine looking tome. When's the release?

David Cranmer said...

It should be this week, Rich. But I first promised this antho last November. Bets are off. :)

Steve Weddle said...

lookin good

Charles Gramlich said...

So cool looking, man. Just wow!

AC said...

I've been saying 'Can't wait!' since last November and guess what? I still can't wait!

Courtney Joyner said...

This is terrific, David - congratulations! (and love the pic - it completely captures that feeling when the proof arrives. I printed it out, and it's on my fridge!)

Jim said...

Terrific, looks spectacular.

Great job David!

Evan Lewis said...

I want that box on my doorstep!

David Cranmer said...

Thank you, all.

And I finished proofing today and we will begin loading the files up to CreateSpace tomorrow.