One of the hardest thing in the process of making a book is to let go of it. We have worked very hard for months together to put together the perfect book, but there are deadlines and we can’t tweak it and enhance it for eternity. Every year, there is a moment when I have to say the words: It is ready. I dread this moment, because there always are a couple of little tweaks I’d love to try out, change the place of a photo or two, etc. but that’s just the nature of the beast.
We’ve wrapped up this year’s book a bit sooner than last year and for the very first time, I was present when the printing of the book started. It was a very exciting experience, even though the printing itself is not that fascinating. What WAS fascinating how our hard work materialised on large sheets of paper, seemingly out of nowhere. After fine-tuning each sheet, the print master let the machines loose to produce all the necessary copies of that page bundle. The secret autistic in me found the whole process mesmerising.
This was a few weeks back now, the books are traveling from Hungary to London as I write this and they should arrive on Sunday, so the first pre-orders will be sent out on Tuesday and Wednesday. And if you haven’t ordered your copy, you can certainly do it here, it will be sent out in a week’s time: https://cyclephotos.bigcartel.com/product/cyclocross-2014-2015