Today I received my first set of proofs for my forthcoming book, from the printer. In the image below (click for a larger view), you can see two of the proofs in my day-lit balanced viewing booth in my studio. I've also included the blank-canvas book they sent me to confirm the format and also the paper quality type.
I must say that seeing the first proofs has given me great confidence in the final book. The printer in question is very experienced at doing fine art photo books. What I especially like about them is that their printing standards conform to the Ugra/Fogra ISO printing standard. So they're well up on their colour management for press output.
I'll keep you all posted as things progress, but I feel I'm not too far away now, from the book being printed.