Look What I Have Up On My Computer Right Now
Posted on May 7, 2015 Posted by John Scalzi 21 Comments
All formatted and ready to be poured into book form (presuming I don’t find big honkin’ errors in the text, which is why it’s been sent to me in the first place).
It’s coming, people. Soon!
Can’t wait to read it! Congratulations on finishing! (well, except for the proofreading)
How soon? How soon??
I think you should make a sandwich board sign with ‘The End is Nigh’ and take a photo of yourself wearing it. Post that sucker on twitter, maybe even use it for publicity.
Shouldn’t that be ‘The End of All Things is Nigh’?
Yeah, I don’t believe you. Totally don’t believe you finished it. You COULD regain our trust after your false-flag fronticepiece by posting high-resolution images of the rest of the book. Then we’d know you weren’t fibbing.
You should totally do that. ;)
Do you have your own booklet software to format? Or do you send a plain doc to your publisher and they format it?
I’ll gladly proof read for you…you’re too close to the project to do it properly.
Really looking forward to this – The Human Division was terrifically entertaining. Will this be serialized as well?
If you need a fresh set of eyes for proofreading, I’m available. ;-)
The Start Of The End Of All Things?
Pretty excited about this. Old Man’s War universe is one of my favorite fictional settings.
Looking forward to this. What software is this? A PDF viewer or some sort of DTP software?
I’m just mad it’s due for release a week after I head back from the US. Meaning instead of getting it easily, I have to contend with trying to pick it up in Australia, the shonkiest book industry I’ve had the mispleasure of dealing with. I could stomach the ridiculous markups (anything up to twice the US price), but their ability to fulfill promises, really gets me. For the third time this year, three different book stores, an order for three different hardcovers has been accepted, ignored, and then cancelled when checked upon. “Oh, that book we said you were only going to have to wait a week for, and it’s been a month? Yeah, we can’t get it. Would you like us to cancel your order?”.
If Amazon to Australia wasn’t prohibitively expensive for individual books, I’d just completely ignore my local book stores. So I have no idea when I’ll have the opportunity to read this.
Why is there any text past the s at the end of the title word Things?
Morgan, I’ve found that eBooks work the best for me for newly released books Australia, if they’re you’re thing.
Please, Scalzi, tell us the release dates are globally simultaneous!
And quick turnaround from the editor / typesetter. A month?
J.R.R. Tolkien — ‘I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.
This has got to be the most boring part of writing. The number of times you have to read and re-read something to check everything has got to get boring. Its absolutely necessary, but damn.