Update: As advised by a publisher, I have decided to postpone the publication of the book to January 2009. I have received some help in terms of the cover design. However, I still require the services of an editor to help proofread the manuscript. Therefore, I will appreciate any help.
I am currently working on a personal project. In fact, it’s a rather big one. Some time ago, I was toying with the idea of self-publishing a zine which will contain a collection of short stories that I have written circa 2001 – 2004. Many things have changed since then. In a nutshell, this zine is no longer a simple personal project. It is now a book.
Currently, I am talking to a publisher, a distributor and a couple of printers. While I am trying to negotiate the rates with them etc, I am looking for people (or contacts) to help me (a) proofread the manuscript (which is ready and I have edited it twice) and (b) design the cover for the book.
So if you know of anyone (or even yourself) who can help me with (a) and /or (b), I will be grateful if you can drop me an email at amongstotherthingsNOSPAMREMOVECAPSATgmailDOTcom. I will be happy to discuss with you on how you can help me and how I can pay you for your effort.
Also, any contacts that you may have relating to (a) and (b) will be extremely helpful.
I am hoping to have the book out a week before Christmas in Jan 2009*. Therefore, any advice or help is deeply appreciated.