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Aug 25, 2006, 01:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Self-publishing is becoming easier and cheaper, thanks in part to improved printing technologies and desktop publishing tools. If you've ever considered writing a book, you may have looked at the layout capabilities of Writer, AbiWord, KWrite, or other word processing programs. While these tools can produce adequate results for many types of documents, it's also worth considering LyX, an open source (GPL) desktop publishing application that, with a bit of work, can create a really professional-looking book that is indistinguishable from a book produced by a mainstream publishing house.

"When we began looking for an application to design Corinne's book How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, we road-tested a few pieces of software, including the word processors referenced above. The problem...?"

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