We're now preparing the final layout file for printing next week. Ulysses has about 272,000 words, and our computers have been put through their paces during the typesetting process, occasionally grinding to halt. Our patience was thoroughly tested too: tiny typographic changes in the document resulted in minute-long pauses whilst the computer re-rendered the display. Type size: 2.47pt.

For Joyce we've opted for coppery-green paragraph marks: a hommage to the church roofs of Dublin. The poster will go on sale on 16th June, for Bloomsday. Check out our Facebook page soon for a chance to win an advance copy.