Book update No. 27 — galleys

Remember when I received galleys for Watching Baseball Smarter back in November 2006? I’m guessing the answer is no, but anyway, history repeated itself today when I received galleys for The Baseball. Check it out:

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This is NOT the finished product. These galleys don’t have my last round of edits, and as you can see, they weren’t printed with the final cover. They’re just meant to be rough/advanced copies for the media. Earlier this afternoon, 250 copies were sent out, so hopefully that’ll stir up some interest.
Here’s a closer look at the front cover…
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…and here’s a look at the back:
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Reminder: the back cover that you see here is completely different from the version that will actually appear on the book.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t been to my website in the last few days, you should check it out. There used to be two books on the home page. Now there are three. Also, I’ve been adding lots of pics to the photo section (specifically from 1978 as well as 1981-1985), and I’ll be adding more soon (mainly from 1986-1992). That huge slide conversion project is finally paying off.

9 Comments

I can’t really think of what to comment for this entry but I felt like I needed to. So I guess that I’ll point out that there is only 96 days until the book comes out. Can’t wait!
-Matt
(First comment!!!!)

Zack-
Am I on the media list for the book? I know I mentioned it to you awhile ago, but I’d love to write an article in the newspaper I work for about your new book.

Phill in Utah

Looks good. I am not much of a book guy, but I will be reading yours for certain. Happy Holidays homie!

Big Glove Bob

Wow, Zack! With each entry the book is becoming more and more real. It must feel great to have all that work in a now tangible form. I hope much, much interest is stirred up–can’t wait to read it!
~Matt
http://bloggingboutbaseball.mlblogs.com/

MATT-
Haha, thanks for getting the official countdown started.

PHILL-
Yes, you’re going to receive a galley. I just emailed you about it.

BIG GLOVE BOB-
Awesome. I take that as a huge compliment. The book is written in lots of short, easy-to-digest sections, so I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to plow through it in bits and pieces. Make it your bathroom book. It’ll be perfect for that.

MATT-
So true. The realness is palpable, and yeah, it feels amazing.

Comma on back, but no comma on front. I hope they fix that on the real front cover.

Wow, I didn’t even notice that. Good call. It looks like everything’s okay with the final cover, thankfully. Take a look for yourself:

http://snaggingbaseballs.mlblogs.com/assets_c/2010/11/TheBaseball_Mech_v01-2541401.html

Z-Man…How cool are those? I’d LOVE to get one of those Galleys autographed :)..I’m excited about your newest book coming out, can’t wait to read it…Is there a trip to Colorado this summer? Take care and Happy Holidays…”D”
http://baseballsnatcher.mlblogs.com/

Ohhh man, I wish I had more so I could send you one, but I’ve given them all away except for a couple copies which I want to save for myself. I’m gonna try really hard for a Denver trip in ’11, so I hope I get to see you.

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