Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Too Much of a Good Thing

It seems that there can be too much of a good thing.
Interweave is in the process of designing the text for The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters into a user-friendly visual treat of a book that just keeps going and going. The book was contracted for 232 pages but I seem to have written enough to fill more than 300--who knew I had so much to say?!
We've compromised and Interweave will increase the page count to 264 and I've agreed to cut the entire modified drop-shoulder chapter from the print version (it will be included in the e-book). I'm still mourning the lost chapter but I do believe that modified drop-shoulder sweaters are the least likely to be knitted from the top down and I'd rather cut that chapter from the print version than increase the cover price.
I know that some of you have pre-ordered the print book (the e-book isn't available for pre-sale yet) with the understanding that the modified drop-shoulder chapter would be included. I'm sure that Interweave will issue a refund if you'd like. On the other hand, the book will be loaded with information about circular yoke, raglan, set-in sleeve, and saddle-shoulder sweaters and you'll get 32 more pages of charts, tips, variations, and inspiration for the same price!


Meghan said...

Sounds well worth it even without the lost chapter!

GerryART said...

Am looking forward to the e version.

Jamie Wang said...

How about including a personalized elink to the omitted chapter? I know a number of publishers in the recent past have included cds with added content, but the newest thing I've seen is a personal link to extra content on the web.

Personally, I am least likely to knit a drop shoulder sweater (top down or otherwise), so I am happy with the content choice you made.

Hope this comes out soon -- I can hardly wait!


Jennifer said...

I pre-ordered the book yesterday. Can't wait to get it and learn many new secrets. Top-Down has always been my favorite method of knitting sweaters - so I'm really looking forward to this great book.

Anonymous said...

so many mysteries(to me!) about to be demystified by youur book!! thanks, Mary in Cincinnati