[scribus] Having a Book Published

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Sep 11 18:44:02 UTC 2014

On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:11:49 -0400
"bobparham at comcast.net" <bobparham at comcast.net>

> I have recently completed my autobiography, a
> book containing 300+ pages and 70+
> illustrations. I did this with Scribus,
> converting each chapter and Cover into a .pdf
> file which resulting in 25+ .pdf files. I
> started the book over three years ago using, I
> believe, vs. 1-3-12 later going to 1-4-0. I
> have printed 72 copies of the book and had a
> caregiver, with my instruction, bind all these
> books using "perfect binding". I have, at this
> point, sold 65 copies which have been well
> received. Financially, I have come out alright
> since the biggest cost item is ink and I get
> ink cartridges for my Canon printer at a
> fraction of the cost for OEM cartridges.
> However, at 87 years old I am tired of all the
> work involved and am ready to try to get a
> publisher to take it over. (The copyright has
> been registered) I have some questions
> regarding this process.
> (1)I have not "collected for output" and though
> I have read a number of articles I am still not
> completely certain about the process.
> (2)Should I combine files in order to reduce
> the number of files? If so, how would I go
> about doing this?
> (3)I have read that some publishers require a
> resolution of at least 300 dpi for photos. Not
> all mine do since I had to hunt for photos for
> illustrating wherever I could find them.
> (4)A good many of the photos are in color.
> Should I convert some to grayscale in order to
> cut cost?
> (5)The files are all PDF 1.3.
> I would appreciate any assistance I can get in
> pursuing this goal. Since this is not all
> Scribus oriented I will be happy to receive
> tips and information directly by email if
> someone so desires.
> Thanks,
> Bob P.

I replied to this posting directly, offering my

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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