Now, author, technologist and independent publisher Kay Stoner, has made her book publishing templates available to the public for $29.95 each - a fraction of the price that self-publishing services charge, so that other authors can put their best foot forward and have their words taken seriously. “Writing a book is hard work,” says Kay Stoner. “But the proper tools make publishing it a lot less difficult.”
These Open Office templates are 9x6” trade paperback book interior layouts for publishing on Lulu.com. They have been designed specifically for fiction or non-fiction prose, formatted for readability and economy of page count, with a look that conforms to publishing industry standards, so that independent publishers can look their best and be taken seriously by their peers, reviewers, and the reading public.
Templates are available in both Georgia and Palatino typefaces, which are both very readable and attractive. Each template comes with a “how to” sheet, which details the elements of the template and how to get started using it. The word processing program necessary to use them is Open Office, a powerful, full-featured alternative to Microsoft Office, which can be downloaded and installed free of charge at openofffice.org. Links to order the templates can be found at http://peapodmix.blogspot.com/
About the Creator: Kay Stoner is an author, technologist and independent publisher, and has published eight books of her own. The second, freshly updated edition of her book “Bring Me the Head of Opal Mehta”. a book-length essay on art and outsourcing, will be available in September, 2006.