Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Waiting game continues

I'm checking the mailbox every day, expecting to see page proofs any time now, based on the general timeline I received regarding my Faber biography.

I checked in with the publisher of the Faber book, via e-mail, and today received a minor disappointment: I'm now told expect to receive the proofs "in the fall."

How the book will be proofed, indexed, corrected, printed and distributed by the "estimated" release month of November, I'm not exactly sure.

I've been warned by other authors that these projects take longer than one expects, and just hang in there. I guess I don't have much choice about that.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Another catalog

McFarland, the publisher of my upcoming biography of Red Faber, today notified me that my book is listed in its Fall 2006 catalog. (It was also previously listed in its baseball catalog.) The listing is on page 29.

Unfortunately, the publisher repeated the outdated reference to Faber's heroics in the 1917 World Series as "the last time the Chicago White Sox won it all." That was accurate when I wrote it in my proposal -- but the 2005 White Sox made that statement inaccurate. I pointed that out to McFarland when the baseball catalog was released, but obviously no change was made. Oh, well. Not a big deal, in the grand scheme of things. The real baseball students know all that.

Anyway, this is some indication that my project is still on McFarland's radar. I still await page proofs. And wait. And wait. If the book is to be released in November, as per the previous catalog, those proofs have to be arriving soon.