[scribus] Having a Book Published

Dwain Alford wdalford6 at live.com
Fri Sep 12 17:16:47 UTC 2014

if you are on windows you have a couple of ways to go to make one pdf 
file. you could purchase adobe acrobat or nitro pdf pro (less expensive 
than acrobat) or you could get nitro reader and pdfsam (from 
sourceforge, it's featured this month) pdfsam can split and merge pdf 
files, thus sam. i have all three. i have had good results with pdfsam, 
and since it's free, that for me is a no-brainer. good luck with your 
On 9/11/2014 1:11 PM, bobparham at comcast.net wrote:
> 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.

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