[scribus] LSI book cover builder program on Sourceforge

Fred Zimmerman wfz at nimblebooks.com
Tue Aug 30 12:57:36 UTC 2011

Right. People who want to design without the templates certainly have that
option, or they could  buy his ebook on Scribus production and use his
spine-calculating tool, or they could engage the services of John or a
thousand other excellent book cover designers.  This is just an option.

The program cues off the templates because 1) that is what Lightning
Source's formal written instructions tell users to do 2) the templates have
LSI bar codes used for LSI's internal tracking purposes.
 It's recognized that this is fragile because LSI might change their
templates, but, if they change their templates, that probably means that
they are also (slightly) changing the underlying spine, etc. calculations,
so either way the program logic would have to be adapted.

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 19:55, john Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:41:49 -0400
> Fred Zimmerman <wfz at nimblebooks.com> wrote:
> > In the open source spirit of "release early, release often" I have
> > just created a Sourceforge site for my program that builds a book
> > cover from a Lightning Source Inc. template.
> >
> > For those who do not know LSI is the single largest print on demand
> > printer and distributor, prints tens of millions of books every year,
> > and has thousands and thousands of customers everywhere of every
> > size. So this script, which builds an LSI-compliant cover
> > programatically from an LSI-provided template,,could be quite useful
> > to many people someday.
> >
> > I am no programming whiz so it would be great if others want to get
> > involved.  The site is at:
> >
> I note that using the LSI template is optional. I prefer to just design
> in Scribus, using vertical guides etc. calculated by this web facility:
> http://wexfordpress.net/template.html
> (which I wrote incidentally.)
> IMO that makes life a lot simpler.
> --
> John Culleton
> Wexford Press
> "Create Book Covers with Scribus"
> http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html
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