I stuffed up
Things are not always what they seem.
I checked and double checked the text of my book.
The mistake I made was that I checked the 'facing pages' option when I made the PDF necessary to upload the book to my printer.
I was looking at the data today and notice that my book was half as many pages as it is in reality.
I had a moment of meltdown. After a conversation online with the printer I realised the error was mine and after a long day had resolved it. I had to redesign covers to accommodate new dimensions.
It was a beautiful day in Auckland. Again. I was stuck inside fixing my mistakes.
It's important in life to fix your mistakes.