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My new book finally has a cover

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. tripwire45
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    I was curious as to what it would look like. Here it is. :D
     
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  2. Tyler D

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    Top stuff once again Trip:clap :thumbleft
     
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  3. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    We like :cheers

    (I want one)
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Great. :)
     
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    Nice simple cover :)
     
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    Looks Good
     
  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Hello James

    I don't want to throw a spanner in the works but on Amazon it state's your book:-

    Cover's Comptia objectives

    is this the 2003 objectives or the new objectives?

    what happens when the new ones come out in March 2007?:blink
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    The new objectives. I had to do a big copy and paste job from all of the objective sheets I got courtesy of CompTIA to the introduction of the book (you wouldn't believe the number of typos there are in those objectives sheets).

    Yes, that means I knew months in advance what the new objectives were...but I was sworn to secrecy and couldn't share them.
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    You rock as always, Trip :thumbleft :alc
     
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    Nice one Trip - Brilliant achievement 8)
     
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  11. nugget
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    Way to go Trip. :D

    Who's the man?:biggrin
     
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    love the cover Trip...hope i can get meself a copy soon...:biggrin
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    I actually have nothing to do with the cover design. The book is part of Sybex's new "Street Smarts" series and they all have a similar design. Besides..."never judge a book by its cover". :biggrin
     
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  14. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Well done Trip!

    Your on the Ball!

    How many pages are there and do you get a CD-rom?:biggrin
     
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  15. tripwire45
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    Silly Monkey...Trix are for kids...uh, I mean...Amazon is your friend. :biggrin
     
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  16. Cockles

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    Slightly unrelated question, but how was the whole publishing process with Sybex? I work for a large academic publisher who do quite a few of the Mike Meyers books (although that's not my department).
     
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  17. nugget
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    Trip, could you explain to me why it actually takes soooooo long to publish a book? As far as I know it's been finished for a while, the cover is now there, it's being advertised on Amazon already for a discounted price and the publish date is still more than 3 months away. What's up with that?:oops:
     
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  18. Cockles

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    I know from my experience, publishing a book normally takes about 7 months from the handover of the manuscript til when the books actually get delivered from the printers. Normally you can trim that back to about 5-6 months depending on the complexity and size of the book and how co-operative the author is (believe me, some of these idiots make Mariah Carey seem like the most reasonable person in the world).

    The covers are normally completed way before the manuscript has even handed over, hence why they can appear on Amazon long before the book has published. Generally the cover is the first thing to get sorted, then the actual book content
     
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  19. tripwire45
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    Seven months from start to finish seems dead on. I started writing in May and was given a deadline in mid-August. There's a lot of "magic" that goes on after the initial manuscript is submitted. The writer has about a ton of editors in their life for awhile and has to review the pages several times.

    Ultimately, the pages as they will appear in the book become available for the author's review (when doing the actual writing, the author uses a template provided by the publisher). When all is said and done, the book is finally sent off to the printer.

    As far as my experience with Sybex (recently purchased by Wiley), I couldn't be happier. This is about the smoothest writing project I've ever been involved with. Everyone was kind, courteous and helpful and very easy to work with.

    I'd write another Sybex book in a heartbeat. :)
     
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  20. Cockles

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    Hah, magic is certainly one word for it.

    I work as a Production Editor so I'll be the lad who takes your manuscript and makes a book out of it. There is a lot involved in trying to make a book as good a product as possible. Unfortunately I don't think this is explained to well to authors sometimes and they can become incredibly narky when told their book won't be around for another 7 months or so.
     
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