Synopses & Reviews
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Nowadays, new technologies and services have made it easier than ever to publish your book, but there's one question you may still face: Do I need an expensive page layout program, or can I just use a word processor like Microsoft Word? With this book as guide, you'll soon be producing pages from Word that no reviewer will scoff at.
Aaron Shepard is a foremost proponent of the new business of profitable self publishing through print on demand, which he has practiced and helped develop since 1998. Unlike most authorities on self publishing, he makes the bulk of his living from his self-published books -- not from consulting, speaking, freelance writing, or selling publishing services. In a parallel life, Aaron is an award-winning children's author with numerous books from publishers large and small.
On target . . . . Concisely addresses a lot of topics that Word users need to know about. -- James Felici, author, The Complete Manual of Typography
Excellent not only as a guide to using Word to design books, but also as a concise guide to book design. -- Morris Rosenthal, author, Print-on-Demand Book Publishing
If you are a self-publisher, the biggest favour you can possibly do for yourself is to learn how to present your work to its best possible advantage. And in that regard, Aaron Shepard is an invaluable aid. -- Michael Allen, Grumpy Old Bookman, Apr. 17, 2007
If you want to use MS Word for typesetting, you really, really should own a copy of Aaron Shepard's book Perfect Pages. Nobody knows more about making Word produce acceptably typeset books. -- Walt Shiel, From the Publisher's Desk, Aug. 27, 2007
If you want to make your layout and formatting as unproblematic as possible and you don't want to shell out $1-$2k for someone else to do it for you, then add this book to your library. . . . Using this book, I've found page layout pretty fun and now look forward to that part of the process. -- Zoe Winter, Indie Books Journal (blog of IndieReader.com), Apr. 12, 2010
One of the most important questions a self publisher may face is: Do I need an expensive page layout program like Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, or QuarkXPress to produce my book pages? Or can I manage with a word processor like Microsoft Word? If you know the basic principles of typography and book design -- as well as the capabilities of your program -- there's no reason a book done in Word should look less than professional. With this book as guide, you'll soon produce pages no reviewer will scoff at.
With this text as guide, readers will produce pages and book layouts using Microsoft Word that no book reviewer will scoff at. (Computer Books-Desktop Publishing & Design)