Just received bound galleys for Watching Baseball Smarter. They were printed based on last month’s version of the manuscript, so my final edits (which I submitted seven days ago) didn’t make it in, but that’s usually how it works. And that’s why it says the following at the top of the cover:
THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF
Please do not quote for publication without checking the finished book
This green-and-white cover is NOT the final cover. Not even close. The final cover is still in the works. I recently received an image of what it might end up looking like, but I’d get yelled at for sharing it before it’s finalized.
These bound galleys are going to be mailed to media and publishing people, and possibly some baseball folks, so they can look it over ahead of time and decide if they want to write a review or give a quote for the back cover. (Does anyone know Cal Ripken Jr.? And would he like to see the book? Or Kevin Costner? Or Hank Aaron? Or Peter Gammons?)