Received my order of I Work On A Starship from Ka-Blam! and I am quite pleased with their work. The books are exactly as promised, right down to the "slightly blurry" covers they warned my low-rez artwork would cause. The few photo illustrations came out fine and the text is crisp and clear. (Many of the comic-book/graphic novel folks use Ka-Blam! and speak highly of them. Opinion is divided over their requirement of TIFF rather than PDF for artwork but that's an equipment issue -- that argument is with the hardware, not the people running it).
...Mind you, it has all my typos, omitted words and continuity errors, just like the lulu.com version; but that's on me and I'm fixing it. I think Ka-Blam!'s binding is better; the other guys have slightly heavier cover stock but not as shiny. Whattaya think?Yes, I will have a few of each at the BlogMeet. I'll have my marked-up copy, too. It's bleeding blue pencil and every one of those oopsies, I made with my very own hands.
I live in an amazing time and place. Hey, so do you!
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