The proof arrived today, and I could not be more excited and pleased with how it turned out. When you submit something in pieces, and it is all on the computer screen, it is hard to understand what it will actually look and feel like.
I was also concerned with the quality of the printing that I would receive. I had looked at several printers in the area and even at one that was in downstate Illinois. I decided to go with Lightning Source for both their distribution outlets and their ability to help me control costs. I discussed the difference between offset and digital with a local printer, and she said that for small runs with black and white text digital is what she would always recommend. With all of that being said, I was still nervous about the quality. I can honestly say that I am very impressed with the work that they did, and I can't wait to share it with everyone.
However, there are a few corrections that need to be made, but I don't believe that this will effect the release date of Aug. 1st!
I want to again thank Chris Szostek and Michael Paige Glover for the work they put into making this project what it is today.