Bill: Originally the book was going to be approx. 600 pages (titled TITANIC Revealed). The publisher stated that above that page figure there’d ‘possibly’ be an issue.
After compiling all the material it quickly became apparent we couldn’t condense it down to 600.
“Did the publisher put a maximum page count?”
Once the two book format was accepted, page numbers were no longer an issue. What was . . . , how do we now divide it all into two fluid stand-alone books ?
In the six months prior to the manuscripts actually being completed, a wealth of additional material was always arriving from various contributors. With the printing deadlines now basically ‘fixed’, we simply had to run with what we had originally planned to use. And unfortunately there was simply not enough time to include that ‘additional’ material. This to me was a real disappointment.
The bottom line is (and Bruce would know better then I); if we’d had another 6 months to further refine / add / polish and collate all the material and perhaps a move from the two volumes we see today to a three 450 page book format, this would have been (in my opinion) the perfect package.