I've been busy with the book design project, had a few e-cover designs, and worked on my book.
I'm anxiously awaiting the feedback from my tester on Chapter 1. Made corrections (and additions) to Chapters 2 & 3 - should get the drafts wrapped up next week (depending on when corrections come back from clients).
Where I'm at with book #1:
- Chapter 1 draft done and with my tester.
- Chapters 2 & 3 ready to take to author's draft (then to tester).
- Chapter 4 ready to be checked by me.
- Chapter 5 author's draft to be written.
Here's an idea I came up with. I thought of sharing interesting tidbits I come across in my travels through cyberspace (yes, I also do a lot of reading, in between work). These will be things about self publishing, independent publishing, book design, cover design, etc.
What I saw online...If you're sitting on the fence, still thinking about whether you should self publish or not, this article may be useful...
What's your opinion?
Here is something that's been debated for a long time (feels like forever), and even today there's no conclusive proof: justified or ragged right text.
Actually, some years ago research was done and it was found that text that's ragged right helps with memory retention (sadly, I can't remember where the research was done).
What made me think of this?
Last week I saw someone (again) say that Word was not suitable for designing a book. The main reason? The hyphenation feature in Word is terrible when justifying text. To be honest, I can't disagree with that.
My questions to you: Do you consciously notice the difference between justified and raged right text? Do you feel Word is a bad choice to design your book (or ebook)?
I would love to hear what your thoughts are.
I wish you terrific and tremendous success!