Got the proof copy of the book today. The cover is glossy and the inside cover is white, but the pages are a nice light cream and the quality is very good (not easy to see because I am hopeless at digital photography). I was expecting a white bar-code area on the back, but that didn’t happen so I’ll do a design for the back of the finished version. A couple of images are going to need borders adding, but other than that and the changes to the copy I’m really happy with how it’s turned out.
I have decided to go for a four page Player Reference Card, as I can’t find card stock for a six page version. I’ve completed the cover but I still have work to do on the rest of the contents. The content is formatted to be printed on US Letter or A4 card.
I’ve completely redone the manual in InDesign in the same ‘US Trade’ format as the books that shipped with the PC version of Ultima 4. I’ve made a few changes for plot reasons, or to make it look nicer on the page. Just got the cover to do and I can get a test printing done.