I have now completed the typesetting stage of putting together the first issue of Alt Hist. All 6 stories are typeset for print publication and formatted in a PDF file. The next step is to go through each story and mark-up and suggested edits in the PDF file and then send each author their proofs. Once I have these back I can begin to finalise the contents of the issue.
Things still left to do other than that are:
- Editorial – a couple of pages from me introducing the first issue of Alt Hist
- Put together some questions and get answers for one of our non-fiction bits
- Design a front and back cover
Interesting that a lot of the work on putting this together is very focused on the print version. I wonder which will be more popular the print or online version?
We’re planning to charge about £3.99 for print and £2.99 for the e-book version (multiply by 1.5 ish for the dollar rate, but these things tend to be in the hands of the distributors!)