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by walton
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: [FORMATTING] large document
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: [FORMATTING] large document

If you do decide to walk away from Word, I would suggest looking at a desktop publishing program. InDesign is the "gold standard" and it's pricing is pegged to the world gold index, but Scribus is free, and PagePlus, while no longer supported by Serif, was $30, when I last looked. Scribus does not h...
by walton
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: [KDP PAPERBACK BETA] Full Bleed, formatting etc
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: [KDP PAPERBACK BETA] Full Bleed, formatting etc

If you use KDP Print, please keep us posted. It should be obvious that many of us haven't used KPD, nor do we want to. So input from you is important.
by walton
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [KDP PAPERBACK BETA] Full Bleed, formatting etc
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: [KDP PAPERBACK BETA] Full Bleed, formatting etc

I recently posted my CS vs KDP chart on the CS forum. I was corrected that KDP now does have printed proofs and author copies. And my comment that CS was the clear way to go was questioned. I still cannot see any good reason to go with KDP Print. My reasons are perhaps less important for most people...
by walton
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [FORMATTING] large document
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: [FORMATTING] large document

Blank pages before chapters??? Traditionally, the first chapter has a blank page before it, and it starts on the right hand, odd, page. If the book has Parts, then each Part's first chapter opening page is treated the same way. Otherwise, why have a blank page in front of chapters? Yes, this all get...
by walton
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Stats, Status] Thank you
Replies: 0
Views: 289

[Stats, Status] Thank you

Since April 19 we have: 1155 posts 129 topics 1468 members Thank you! We are getting spam, but not much. I have been removing 2-5 spams with their associated accounts a day. There are other moderators here, who I'm sure have been doing that too, for which I say, thank you! A few weeks ago, I counted...
by walton
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: [KDP PAPERBACK BETA] Full Bleed, formatting etc
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: [KDP PAPERBACK BETA] Full Bleed, formatting etc

KDP Print says: Bleed If you want your images to bleed to the edges of your pages, extend them 0.125” (3 mm) beyond the final trim size from the top, bottom, and outer edges for your manuscript, and on all edges for a cover file. Format your PDF manuscript at 0.25” (6 mm) higher and 0.125” (3 mm) wi...
by walton
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: [FORMATTING] large document
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: [FORMATTING] large document

Several things: Immediately . . . make a copy of your working file. Save that file frequently. At least once a day, make a copy if it, and work with the new copy. I rename my files: my_book_rev001.doc, my_book_rev002.doc, my_book_rev003.doc . . . If the file corrupts, (and at the end of a project wh...
by walton
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: [TITLE SUGGESTIONS?] In Search of a title
Replies: 8
Views: 7195

Re: [TITLE SUGGESTIONS?] In Search of a title

Is this spam?
by walton
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: [COVERS] Advice on options
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: [COVERS] Advice on options

http://www.epilogue.net/

They are still around. I won best of something there many years ago. They I got harangue by several members about my use of perspective. That went on long enough for me to just leave.
by walton
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: [CREATESPACE] Help with colour book pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: [CREATESPACE] Help with colour book pricing

Glad to see you here!

You'll find we are fairly quiet . . . and nothing on the Vikings, at least not yer.

I replied to your post on CS . . . no ULRs, links, nuttin . . . short and sweet . . . and it was moderated!