So, I thought I would do a little recap on where I am at with my book on researching house history. The writing of the text is done and I am looking for an editor. I've had peer review on the book from a number of people, but now I need someone to look at the voice and flow of the book, and to make sure I've dotted all my i's and crossed all my t's. (That probably isn't even grammatically correct but it didn't look right without the apostrophes.) Four people are preparing quotes for the back of the book, but I am still trying to find the right person to write my Foreword. The lady I would most like to do it is so immersed in her own projects that she simply doesn't have the time. Worst case scenario, I just won't have a Foreword.
One last major thing I have to do for book content is to gather up my illustrations, for lack of a better word. I need to photograph books I reference, such as the City Directory, and get legible copies of documents such as census records, deeds, obituaries, etc. I have the book cover, and the interior layout is being designed. I have formed my own publishing company, which I named Provenance Publishing LLC. Provenance is a place or source of origin; where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence. It seemed appropriate for a book publishing company. I have registered the name with the state, opened a business account in that name and am working on a company logo. Once the logo is designed, I will come up with letterhead and business cards. Yesterday I ordered a block of ISBN numbers from Bowkers, along with one bar code for the first book. My new company is already about $500 in the red. How American is that?