Monday, November 23, 2015

On Writing the History of the American Bible Society-Update 116

The page proofs are here!  The page proofs are here!

This morning I received the page proofs or galley proofs for The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society.  The proofs are the final sample of the pages of a book.  In other words, this is the first chance to see the book in the typeset that it will eventually appear in print.  It is also the last chance to make any small corrections--mostly spelling mistakes or missing words.  

Over the next couple of weeks I will be reading the proofs very carefully in search of these small errors.  So will an Oxford University Press proofreader.  So will two of my research assistants (are you reading this Katie and Katy?).

The book is almost here!  It will be officially released on April 1, but will probably be available a few weeks before that.  Pre-order today!