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by walton
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [KDP] Giveaway
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: [KDP] Giveaway

Of course, congratulations and best wishes on the book! A heads up . . . KDP has a policy at least for Kindle editions, I do not know about paper editions, that if there are complaints about typos, editing, etc., it will make the Amazon page with a warning that the book is not good. I do not remembe...
by walton
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: [EDITING] A question about italics
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: [EDITING] A question about italics

In James Clavell's Shogun , he used italics in a very clever way. The book starts with lots of Japanese words, all italicized. As the main character learns Japanese, there are less and less Japanese words and less and less italicized words. So in the beginning, we are made nervous by the number of w...
by walton
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: [COPYRIGHT] Question about Copyright for a Translation
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: [COPYRIGHT] Question about Copyright for a Translation

Teechart (Teecharting, Teechart licesnse) if I understand your question is irrelevant. Copyright information (whatever you mean by that; e.g. © 2018 John Doe, or, All rights reserved, etc.) is not required as a condition for copyright. Notice ( © 2018 John Doe) is not required, but it is advised as ...
by walton
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: [EDITING] A question about italics
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: [EDITING] A question about italics

Interesting article, thank you! I had not thought about the monolinguistic vs the bilinguistic point of view. I also hadn't thought about the this-is-not-a-typo rationale for using italics.

Food for thought.
by walton
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: [EDITING] A question about italics
Replies: 6
Views: 537

[EDITING] A question about italics

I am working on a client's book and a question about italics has come up. The book involves people in Sicily. Sentences, phrases, even single words of Sicilian/Italian are italicized. Generally, the reinforces the visual "sound" of the words, and it is typographic tradition. The problem comes in wit...
by walton
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [UK VERSUS US] Language and cultural differences
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: [UK VERSUS US] Language and cultural differences

Actually, cookbooks with metric measurements is not a big problem. One can get metric measuring devices easily enough. The bigger problem comes in when the actual food items are different. For example, fat content in dairy, gluten content of flour, or any of a gazillion great cheeses that do not mee...
by walton
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: [COPYRIGHT] Question about Copyright for a Translation
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: [COPYRIGHT] Question about Copyright for a Translation

Over most things, an attorney cannot guarantee much of anything. And you can be sued for anything by anyone, being 100% right/innocent does not prevent a law suit. But seeing an attorney demonstrates another layer of prudence, should something happen. From your description, I don't think you'd have ...
by walton
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: [FORMATTING] Serif PagePlusX5 CREATESPACE
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: [FORMATTING] Serif PagePlusX5 CREATESPACE

I have used PagePlus, but it has been years, and it was more to familiarize myself with the program than to replace InDesign. As for problem, I have had problems on all desktop publishing and word processing programs. Problems are not unique to PagePlus, but if all you have is PagePlus and you have ...
by walton
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: [COPYRIGHT] Question about Copyright for a Translation
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: [COPYRIGHT] Question about Copyright for a Translation

Good to see you over here. Lighthouse gave a good answer in the CS forum. The copyright laws for each country differ, and in the case of the Soviet Union, apparently quite a bit. However, the work would appear to covered under Germany's laws (published in Germany in 1925 . . . what is Germany's copy...