It’s “in the mail!”

The physical proof of Ride Minnesota is on its way to Minnesota! It’s been a longer process than I anticipated. There must be a lot of self-publishers out there.

CreateSpace works differently than what I’m accustomed to. I’ve always marked up the layout and passed it back to the graphics person to make the corrections. With CreateSpace, you make the corrections yourself and re-submit the manuscript each time you make a correction (I was allowed two rounds because the first round included making an index from the first set of proofs.). I now have multiple copies of the “final” manuscript and a couple of PDF proofs filed in my computer.

It’s certainly not motorcycle weather here in Minnesota today. After receiving 7 inches of snow this week (15 in some parts of the state!), we’re still waiting for spring and riding weather. Here’s a photo from last summer, taken at the Cascade River pullout along the North Shore. This photo is in the book, but it looks very different in black and white.

Cascade River pullout, North Shore Drive

Cascade River pullout, North Shore Drive

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Cynthia Sowden is a freelance writer and editor. She puts her 30-plus years of corporate communications experience to work for businesses of all sizes. These are her thoughts on the business of writing.

Posted on April 20, 2013, in Minnesota, Motorcycles, Ride Minnesota and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Its awesome when a plan comes together and don’t worry spring/summer is right around the corner.

  2. Ride Minnesota is just “on time” given this year’s lingering winter weather. The motorcycle traffic on Park Ave has been rather limited so far this year, but I did hear my neighbor starting up his Harley for the Flood Run early yesterday morning. It is time! I am ready to buy a first edition printing of Ride Minnesota.

  3. Thanks for the publishing info… I have a friend who wants to self publish a book… I need to look into this more… Long story…

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