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- Subject: Newbie
- From: Jayme <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 09:56:58 -0400
- Message-Id: <199906221411.HAA11028@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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My name is Jayme and I am brand new to this list, to writing, and to
self publishing. I wrote a book several years ago and went the
conventional publishing route. No luck. After a year of rejections,
the manuscript was put on a shelf and I went onto other things.
Now I have a top-of-the-line HP color printer/scanner/copier and it is
the most powerful piece of hardware I've ever owned. I also have some
excellent software programs for layout and typsetting.
I am not interested in profiting from the book -- I just want to be
able to make my own soft cover editions. I am a graphics designer as
well, so the cover art will be my own.
I plan to buy a binding machine, but before I do, I have to admit I
know *nothing* about them. Before I even begin to shop for one of
those, I want to print the book on my printer. I can do this, but I
have no idea what kind of paper to buy. I want the size to be 5.5 x
8.5 -- is that also called A-4? What texture is recommended? How do I
roughen the edges for gluing?
I know from reading the posts here that these are very basic questions
and my ignorance is showing like a naked barbie. I hope you will
Thanks for listening,