March 23rd, 2010

Author's Manual

I love old books.  I think the oldest I have to date is from 1902.  I used to have a huge collection of ACE Doublebacks.

Today, I picked up Author's Manual: Notes on Planning the Book, Manuscript Preparations, and Book Production by Richard D. Irwin.  Written in 1950, revised 1960.  I have the revised edition.  It was just laying in the hall in a box of give-away books.  I can't even imagine how much has changed from 1960 to 2010.

I can't wait to read it.