“Sabertooth”: pics of the real book
After all these months and years working in the preparation of my book “Sabertooth”, the moment when I arrived to the Indiana University Press stand at the recent SVP meeting was an emotional one. It was the 29th of October and I met Bob Sloan, Science editor at the Press, who handed me a copy of the book. I had seen and corrected PDF versions of the thing many times, but holding the real book, feeling its weight, leafing through its pages, well, that is a different experience altogether.
There are of course those who claim that in the future all our reading will be done in screens, and that the printed book is a thing of the past… well, for me there is still something very special about a paper book, especially if it is an illustrated one. To celebrate its “physicality”, let me now share a few photos of my copy of “Sabertooth”. I know that copies have taken quite a bit longer than expected to ship from Amazon.com, and that people who want to order it through European branches of Amazon are still waiting to even know a distribution date, but they will not have to wait much longer… it is coming!