Monday, August 12, 2013

Final proofing for the bookazine

Exciting times. Modelling British Railways Diesel Locomotives has reached the stage of final proofing. I can now log in to a clever system at the printers to see the whole thing. To date, I've been checking PDF versions of individual sections - 2 or 3 pages at a time. Now I get to see how the whole publication hangs together.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the bookazine is full of pictures. I'm thinking that these will be more useful to modellers than great chunks of text. This will hopefully get the page flickers in WH Smith to go and buy a copy. After all, it's produced to sell, not sit on a shelf. There are short histories and we have distilled the main points into sideboxes but modellers like pictures, so that's what you get.
One bonus is a discount available to purchasers from Model Fair. Buy the book for £9.99 and you get £10 off any purchase from them over £50. Basically, buy a loco and get a tenner off. Since their prices are pretty keen anyway, that's got to be tempting.
Anyway, the publication appears in Smiths 6th October or you can pre-order it now.

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