A sneak peek at first book from printers
Author Eric Enno Tamm with the first copy of his book fresh from the printers.
After what seemed like an eternity, the very first copy of my book, published by Douglas & McIntyre and fresh from the printers, finally arrived this morning by courier. It has been a monumental project, which began a decade ago over a pint of lager at Lund University in Sweden. The official publishing date is September 1, 2010, but I’ve uploaded some photos below to give you a sneak peek before it hits stores later in August.
My good friend Anssi Kullberg, a Swedish-Finn like Gustaf Mannerheim, planted the idea in my head to retrace his epic journey a century ago. It took a year or two of planning and research before I set out in Mannerheim’s footsteps across the Silk Road. I spent nine months abroad, and arrived back in Canada in 2007, at which point I began working on the manuscript.
I have many people to thank, but for now I’d like to thank the team at Douglas & McIntyre that helped to make the physical book possible including Publisher Scott McIntyre, Associate Publisher Chris Labonte, Editor John Burns, Art Director Peter Cocking, Designer Jessica Sullivan and Cartographer Eric Leinberger. Thanks for your dedication, hard work and publishing savvy: the book looks fantastic!
Front cover, first edition hard cover, Douglas & McIntyre (2010)
Back cover with blurb from National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis.
Inside flap with red patterned endpapers.
Inside back flap with author photo and short bio.
Title page with photograph of Gustaf Mannerheim and mandarins in Aksu, Xinjiang
Map and typographic treatment inside the book.
Naked book with jacket removed.
Nice touch! Thanks Douglas & McIntyre!