Microsoft Word, versions released since 2003 (.dotx)
- bk6pvex.dotx - Template for 6" x 9" book using Palatino Linotype and Verdana, with example text. The template used for The Librarian's Guide to Micropublishing
- bk6pv.dotx - Same template but without sample text.
Microsoft Word, versions released between 1997 and 2003 (.dot)
- bk6pvex.dot - Same as bk6pv3ex.dotx, but for older versions of Word
- bk6pv.dot - Same template but without sample text.
LibreOffice / OpenOffice (.ott)
- bk6lb.ott - Template for 6" x 9" book using Lucida Bright and Lucida Sans, with example text. Not fully tested.
Links from the Book
Online Service On-Demand Printers
- BookSurge - a division of Amazon
- Lightning Source - a division of the Ingram Content Group
- Replica Books - a division of Baker & Taylor
Other Software and Services Links
- Calibre - ebook conversion and management freeware
- The GIMP - freeware graphics editor
- Paint.NET - freeware graphics editor (Windows only)
- LibreOffice - free office suite
- OpenOffice - free office suite, functionally identical to LibreOffice at this writing
- Creative Commons - legally binding licenses to modify copyright
- Open Journal Systems - a project of Public Knowledge
Other Places Mentioned in the Book
- Cary Graphics Arts Press
- Writer Beware
- Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success (from SPARC)
- Walt at Random (my blog)
- Open Access Directory
- Titles using Open Journal Systems software
- Corson-Finnerty, Adam. "Micro-Publishing," March 9, 2009 post on Musings of Mine
- Ivins, October and Judy Luther. Publishing Support for Small Print-Based Publishers: Options for ARL Libraries. February 2011
- Strauss, Victoria. "Lies (Dishonest) Fee-Charging Publishers Tell." Posted April 4, 2011 at Writer Beware® Blogs!
Versions of the Book
- Trade paperback via Information Today, Inc.
- Casewrap hardcover via Lulu
- Nook ebook edition via Barnes & Noble
- Sony Reader ebook edition via Sony Reader Store
- Kobo ebook edition via Kobo store
- Kindle ebook edition via Amazon
- The book should also be orderable for all major library ebook platforms
TipsTips for micropublishing will appear in the Micropublishing category of Walt at Random.
Updated February 2, 2012