September 23, 2011

Calling the CCLaP Army! EMERGENCY IN EARTH-PRIME!

Have You Seen Me, by Katherine Scott Nelson

Well, okay, it's not exactly infinite crisis time; but I wanted to let everyone know that we're just a few weeks away from CCLaP's latest original book, the coming-of-age tale Have You Seen Me by Katherine Scott Nelson, which means I'm once again ready to call on my army of volunteer proofreaders! For those who are new to the blog, I should explain that this is the last step I take before the publishing of all our books, is to ask all our friends and readers if they might be a "literary beta tester" for the manuscript right before it gets released, and help catch everything from simple spelling errors to the kinds of subtle issues that require lookups in the Chicago Manual of Style. This is one of the few legitimate benefits a large publishing house has over a basement press like CCLaP, is simply a large set of eyeballs to go over manuscripts and get them in as perfect a shape as possible, which let's be honest, is one of the most common complaints you even hear about small publishing outfits; CCLaP's proofreaders actually catch an average of 50 final mistakes for every book we've now published (and once even a whopping 130 errors), which makes it the crucial step between them being merely decent books and legitimately great ones.

Anyway, if you're ready to don your fatigues and wade into the front lines, simply drop me a line at cclapcenter [at] gmail.com, and I'll send back the manuscript in its three forms (PDF, EPUB and MOBI for Kindles), with final proofing reports needed back by Sunday, October 2nd for them to be of practical help. Thank you as always, loyal nerd soldiers! Er, soldier nerds!

Filed by Jason Pettus at 3:06 PM, September 23, 2011. Filed under: Arts news | CCLaP Publishing | Literature |