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Linux Gazette: Micro Publishing

Dec 05, 1999, 19:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Holbert, Mark Nielsen)

"Micro Publishing" or publishing "Books on Demand" has been, up until now, only a dream. Most of the pieces were already in place, (Desktop Publishing Software, Laser Printers, Imposition Software, etc.). The last key ingredient was an inexpensive way to bind and cover the books into professional looking "Perfect Bound" books...."

"The process I'm about to describe will allow you to use FREE Linux software tools, a laser printer, contact cement, and an easy to build book binding vise to produce professional looking "Perfect Bound" paperback books for the cost of the materials...."

"The primary tool used to build books with Linux is mpage. I use mpage to set up the pages for printing (four virtual pages per physical sheet). This process is called "imposition."

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