Those paying attention will know that I’ve spent quite a lot of my time over the last ~9 months writing a popular book on infrared astronomy.
Yesterday I submitted the book!
The FTP upload of the MS and all associated source materials was pretty big – you get that when using some of the lovely images form Herschel and Hubble as illustrations – and took about an hour to upload. The printing of the hardcopy manuscript was a little more interesting as my printer was running out of toner. It stopped at one point, saying it was out of black toner. I’d ordered some new cartridges and was pleased to find they’d come in. But this didn’t include the black cartridge!
So I resorted to the old fashioned technique of shaking the toner cartridge, in the hope that some was left behind.
I had to do this twice, but it worked and the manuscript is now winging its way to my publisher.
So – now it’s done, and I can think about spending time on other things!