I’m pleased to report that proofreading and indexing have been completed ahead of schedule.
Today, through the miracle of modern Internet technology, I instantly submitted the proofs and index to the British company handling the layout of Television Style.
Indexing is, in general, a tedious task, but I got some small amount of pleasure from reading the book cover-to-cover once again. I’m quite pleased with how the chapters fit together. Even though they are based on essays I’ve written over the past 25 years (!), I believe they cohere to make an over-arching argument about style and its significance in television. I leave it to the reader to judge if I’ve actually succeeded!
The November release date seems plausible, although I’ve yet to see a mock-up of the cover so who knows what it might look like. Amazon.com (and others, I presume) is ready to let you pre-order it and they’ve even set up a “permalink” to get you there:
(Don’t worry about the funky spelling [amzn]. This is not a phishing site!)