Writing in an open source world
Aug 11, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
"The story of how Icarus Falling is being written and published
is almost as interesting as the book itself - that is if you are
nerdy kind of writing geek. The book was originally written in MS
Word 97. Over the last several years, our computers have been
upgraded a few times and my wife migrated permanently to Linux,
"Most self-publishing books describe the process of publishing
by utilizing various commercial software packages - MS Office and
Adobe InDesign. You may also need Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
And don't forget Adobe Acrobat Pro for PDF creation. These are the
packages that print house and publishing firms work with and they
want your manuscript done exactly the same way.
"BUT, those software packages are very expensive and big, far
too much for most of what we needed."