September 14th, 2013
I regularly provide production help to Christian authors, as led by the Spirit. Feel free to contact me. What I want to do below is give you some idea of the options I offer. We can also negotiate custom relationships.
Radiqx Press Production Charges
Most of my books are done as a whole, so editing,
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May 14th, 2013
One of the new changes to InDesign CC is an innocuous checkbox at the bottom of the Table of Contents dialog box for: Make text anchor in source paragraph.
What this does is make sure that any TOC has functional links in the exported ePUB. As Ron Bilodeau commented, “You can now have multiple
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April 19th, 2013
It’s just a small opening, and it’s in California, but the news is good from DBW this morning.
Some California library systems buying from Smashwords
Coker seems to have the knack of being in the right place. That’s the main thing that keeps me in his world of restricted design capabilities. Getting two library systems to
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February 28th, 2013
Now I admit, I’m going on the words of others. I personally bailed on the Nook app and B&N a while ago. I am saddened by the troubles of the local B&N—it’s the only bookstore in town.
I was hoping for viable competition to Amazon, but it is just not there. As they are stuck in
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October 1st, 2012
No! You can’t do it in BBEdit or Word
It all comes back to the print/ebook divide. That divide is only apparent to the book designers. For the readers, a book is a book. Ebooks are cheaper (or should be). Normal printed books are high resolution, typographic marvels. But to the reader, a book is
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September 3rd, 2012
Before I get started with the basics of formatting
I need remind you about the goal: a beautiful book which is comfortable to read. You need a customized set of styles to enable you to keep your book consistent and give you global control over the entire book as you format. This is only possible
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