Oliver Brooks

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    David Watkins
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Not at all, glad I could help out! and earned+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Oli You are a star! As long as the cover looks something like the revised pdf I think it will ...Oli You are a star! As long as the cover looks something like the revised pdf I think it will be excellent. And they said the grass wasn't greener on the other side! My grass now looks green and the blues and yellows have got their spark back! I will not order another proof copy now, I had already ordered the second one that is winging it's way to my proof reader now. I'll now wait until we have all finished the proof reading and then I will update the manuscript one more time and then get one final proof copy just to check the cover again. That will take a couple of weeks I would think. As I say though, the new pdf, after you have played with it, looks fabulous and I can't now see anything different to the book cover generator version. Many thanks once again Oli, I know I am a pain, but I am determined to get this one right all the way through after the headaches we had last time. Best wishes David (more) and earned+3
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    David Watkins
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Hi, I've made some adjustments. The yellow will still be slightly different but hopefully closer....Hi, I've made some adjustments. The yellow will still be slightly different but hopefully closer. Can you download the pdf and take a look? Let me know if you think it needs further adjustment. Oli (more) and received+3
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    David Watkins
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Hi David, I'm working with the printer to improve the cover colours. In printing the colour is...Hi David, I'm working with the printer to improve the cover colours. In printing the colour is made by putting 4 layers of ink down Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (CMYK). Key is the base colour which is normally black. The issue is that paper can saturate with too much ink and then it smudges/leeches. LS restrict coverage to 240% which is to say if each layer is 100% the sum of the 4 layers should not exceed 240%. This in itself can be worked around but when the colours are converted from over saturated to the restricted colour space they can change. I'm working to match up the colour profiles so the translation is more accurate at the moment. I will use your cover as a test case to tweak and see if I can match it up. So give me until tomorrow until you order the next proof and we can check the cover colours together. Oli (more) and bagged+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Oli Right, I have received the first proof copy of the new book. I am absolutley amazed how qu...Oli Right, I have received the first proof copy of the new book. I am absolutley amazed how quick they have got it here, fantastic. The black and white photos in the book are excellent and work really well. BUT I am disappointed with the front cover. If you look at the cover on screen, the yellow of the tunnel and the blue of the carpet looks really vibrant. However, on the proof copy of the paperback they are both dull and grey looking. I have a feeling that it may be the quality of the photo yet at teh same time. usually, the actual hard copy picture is always sharper. Any thoughts? I have made further proof corrections to the text and am about to order another proof copy but thought I'd run this past you first. Any comments? (more) and gained+3
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    I uploaded a new manuscript which is stuck processing, will my book still be available to purchase?
    Oliver Brooks posted Hi Piera, Don't worry, nothing will affect your 'live' book unless the Book Creator is 'publis... in I uploaded a new manuscript which is stuck processing, will my book still be available to purchase? and gained+5
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    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Hi, Glad you think it's coming along. Rest assured, books aren't public until you head to the ...Hi, Glad you think it's coming along. Rest assured, books aren't public until you head to the 'distribution' tab and make it them available through the channels available. Oli (more) and gained+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Oli, All seemed fine tonight - I have completed my cover and I have ordered a copy of the boo...Oli, All seemed fine tonight - I have completed my cover and I have ordered a copy of the book. I am assuming that it is not publicly available until I press some more buttons - It looks OK in that it is marked as Protected at the moment. I want to see the hard copy, check what the photos look like and that the cover is OK. I will also use that copy for one of the proof readers while I continue to work on proof reading the word file. I assume I can then go back in and set up another version (or do I just edit the current one?) , upload the final manuscript, make any little changes I might want with the cover.....and then go public? The system seems more slick than it was last year but I must make sure nothing goes wrong this time! (more) and won+3
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    Dan Jacobs
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to Dan Jacobs Hi Dan, All sorted now, it was the same issue as a couple of other people have had due to a bug ...Hi Dan, All sorted now, it was the same issue as a couple of other people have had due to a bug in a bit of software we license - I'm in touch with the vendor about it and anticipate a fix shortly. It's only a double check of the file after conversion so it's not vital and I've disabled it for the time being. New uploads will go through now. I'll re-instate the check once the vendor has fixed the issue. Your file is good to go! Oli (more) and gained+3
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    David Watkins
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Hi David, I've put through your manuscript manually. In fact the document converted properly b...Hi David, I've put through your manuscript manually. In fact the document converted properly but the program used to check it converted correctly failed. Causing me a bit of a headache so I've contacted the software vendor for a fix. In the meantime I've disabled this check as it was a double check anyway so future manuscripts will go through. If you want me to check/convert anything manually just give me a bell. Oli (more) and received+3
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