Fan Film, Fan Films

Readers of the Lost ARC: Fan Film Book Almost Out

Homemade Hollywood---Advanced Reader Copy

My book about fan films doesn’t come out until September, but the “Advance Reader Copies” of went out last week to critics and writers in mainstream media around the country. I’ve been working on it on and off for 10 years, and the other day, my ARC arrived in the mail. It was a happy time.

ARCs are made from the uncorrected proofs, so this version contains mistakes, writing I later touched up and a few items that I ultimately cut for various reasons. It’s kind of like screening your rough edit for the critics of the world instead of getting to show them the final cut with the completed soundtrack, final effects and so forth. As a result, I’m a little frustrated that I can’t put my best foot forward, but uncorrected proofs are standard practice in the publishing business. It doesn’t matter anyway—if people don’t like it based on what’s in the book now, they ain’t never gonna like it, even when the spit-polished version hits Amazon and a bookstore near you in a few weeks. In the meantime—yay! A book!

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