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PROGRESS OF THE BOOK

This page has been set up to let visitors to my website follow the progress of my book: Enid Blyton - The Untold Story, from cover design to printing.
The progress has been held up temporarily on two occasions. The first was to have a number of copyright issues resolved and the second, when the book was reopened to include, inter alia, a wealth of material discovered when the British Library put online some 200 years of local and regional newspapers from its archives. Some of the chapters are now enlarged with the fortuitous finds.
The book is now finally completed from cover to cover and is expected to be published sometime in February, 2018 by Bloomsfield Publishing.

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Aspects of the publication process now completed are as follows:

DUST JACKET DESIGN
Completed February 23, 2015

Here's the complete dust jacket design. On the left is the front cover and on the right, the back cover. Two companies worked to produce these wonderful designs: Chandler Book Design & 2Graphics. The first began the artwork and other, completed it. So credit will be given to both companies. These are definite images that you'll see when the book is published. The work on the wording for the sleeves, sometimes called the blurb, is in progress. The sleeves are the inside flaps of the dust jacket or wrapper over a hard cover book.

Do you like these designs?  Send me a word in the Contact Us page of this website and let me know what you think.



COPY EDITING
Completed May 7, 2015
The commission to do the Copy Editing was given to a UK company called 2QT. It was carried out by Mr M Tragner and I'm pleased with the results.
INDEXING
Completed April 10, 2015
I did the indexing which now needs to be updated because of the enlargement of some of the chapters, when the book was reopened.
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The tasks now remaining to complete the publication process are as follows:
SECOND COPY EDIT
Now made necessary because some of the chapters have now been enlarge
COPYRIGHT
Chasing up permission from copyright owners to carry copyright material in the book,  arising from the enlargement of some of the chapters.
PAGE LAYOUT AND DESIGN
PROOFREADING
BAR CODE PREPARATION
PRINTING
The completion of these tasks, and the final publication date, will be given below under UPDATES

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UPDATES



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