[scribus] Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

Fred Zimmerman wfz at nimblebooks.com
Sat Aug 27 23:06:00 UTC 2011

This is a fair assessment.

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 18:19, john Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:32:41 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
> "William F. Maddock" <billsey at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > The barking, biting attitude that I saw earlier is one that I would
> > expect to find on the Moobunny forums,
> There is some history here. Gang Chen and Alice Chen have written a
> book with the title "Using FREE Scribus Software to Create Professional
> Presentations, Book Covers, Magazine Covers, Graphic Designs...(etc)"
> Almost all  of the book is devoted to book covers, and all of the book
> covers look alike, the front panel consisting of a green bar with text,
> followed by a photo, followed by another green bar with more text. The
> Chen book is an earnest effort but Chen is a bit of a newbie in the
> field. For example describes how to import an ISBN bar code in jpg
> format. He apparently was not aware that is best practice to use a
> vector format for bar codes. He was also not aware it seems that
> Scribus has its own bar code generator so no import is needed.
> Chen is a very busy marketer, however. I applaud his diligence at
> marketing, but sending a linkedin invitation to the Scribus mailing
> list is either a foolish mistake or incredible arrogance.
> Now I wrote an e-booklet, a bit long in the tooth at this point, that
> competes with his much more expensive paperback. So I am certainly not
> an unbiased observer. I would feel more generous to Chen however if he
> had spent more time on this list and learned a bit more. He does remind
> me of those self publishers whose second (or first!) book is a book
> on self publishing.
> "Drink deep, or taste not the  Pierian Spring;
> A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."
> (Alexander Pope.)
> --
> John Culleton
> Wexford Press
> "Create Book Covers with Scribus"
> http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html
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