The second book proof arrived today. The cover is a bit bright in certain spots, and you still can’t see the mage’s right hand, but the overall image brightness and level of detail is a lot better. I could fuss with this forever and still not be 100% satisfied… or could I? lol
The interior inside margin is better too. Final margin settings are .5″ top, 0.5″ bottom, 0.5″ outside, 1.0″ inside, and 0.0″ gutter.
The matte cover doesn’t stay flat once you start reading the book. The curl is pretty bad on the first proof – both the front and the back. So face up or down, it’s like.. ugh! I’ll try putting it under a stack of books and see what happens.