WHAT IS A PRINTING PROOF?
You wouldn't buy a car without test driving it, nor a home without inspecting it. In much the same way, publishers wouldn't hit go on thousands of copies of a book without a little test batch just to make sure everything is in order. Printing proofs are important to see how embedded fonts, kerning, spacing and images all hold up under the rigours of an industrial printing press. Often, a few last minute tweaks are then made to the final manuscript file before being sent for mass-printing.
Printing proofs are a special part of the history of any book, often becoming highly sought after collectibles. So when proofing Anna und Gunther, Osmond Press produced 50 copies inside specially selected blank hardcover finishes. Each copy was then hand numbered and signed by the author and the star of the book; Anna herself. The first 50 copies ever produced.
HOW CAN YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE?
Obviously very limited, Anna und Gunther printing proofs will be available for purchase from each stop of the national launch tour in late Jan-Feb.