Publish Your Family History: Preserving Your Heritage in a Book

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Dundurn, May 10, 2010 - Reference - 152 pages
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Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the job of publishing one. If you’ve done the research, and you want to make a book from it, then Publish Your Family History is for you. It will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one. You’ll learn:

  • how to get your manuscript ready for production;
  • design ideas for the pages and the cover;
  • methods of making pages with or without a computer and printing those pages quickly and inexpensively; and
  • ideas on bindings that last and look great.

Even if time is at a premium, you’re not comfortable with computer technology, or the budget is tight, you’ll learn how to publish a professional-looking family history of your own!

 

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Contents

SHARING YOUR RESEARCH
1
PUBLISHING BASICS
11
ANALYSIS NOT PARALYSIS
19
PREPARING THE MANUSCRIPT
27
TO DESIGN A BOOK
40
WRITING AND DESIGNING A COVER THAT WORKS
77
GETTING READY TO PRINT
87
MADE BY HAND
93
THE TECHNOLOGICAL PRINTING SOLUTION
107
GOING TO PRESS
112
DISTRIBUTION
135
A P P E N D I X
141
I N D E X
150
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Susan Yates has worked in book publishing since 1978. She has been employed in a variety of publishing and sales positions in which she has produced many books of all types. Now a full-time publishing consultant, she lives in Toronto.

Greg Ioannou has edited more than two thousand books since joining the book-publishing business in 1977 and is currently the president of Colborne Communications, a leading publishing-industry service company. As an author, his previous books are Truly Scary Stories for Fearless Kids and Shivers. He lives in Toronto.

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