From a Layout to a Book: Behind the Scenes at IHRA
Publishing non-fiction may not be as easy as you first imagine.
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Last week, we gave you an idea of how we get our information, compile it, and begin to write a compelling narrative. We left off with the chapter layout process and now we’ll finish the book. Before we get to the rest of the chapters as well as the appendices, let’s focus on the color section.
The color section consists of color photos we received, aircraft profiles, nose art closeups (this is a recent addition as of Rampage of the Roarin’ 20’s and Ken’s Men Against the Empire, Volume I), paintings, and patches. As for plane profiles, one plane from each squadron during each quarter of the war is chosen based on availability of photos, unique attributes (such as camouflage schemes and hardware), coverage of a plane, and elaborate nose art.
Once planes are chosen, we gather up all the photos and written information we have into what…
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Posted on August 26, 2016, in Book Reviews, Current News, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged 1940's, ancestry, aviation, family history, History, Military, Military History, veterans, WW2, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 56 Comments.