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  A publishing paradigm has evolved.  It shifts power away from traditional and vanity publishers to writers.  Accordingly, the roles they once played is disappearing. Self-publishing, often called Indie publishing, is the new normal.   Jim McRobert. Author of novella, Doing Good, realised self-publishing offered him the opportunity to produce his book.  Furthermore, the joy of seeing his book in print, inspired him to write a follow-up. He said, "It's a heady experience when you can create your own publication with the support of the Pickawoowoo team”. Author of Horses Heartache and Healing, Elizabeth Dennis, self-published. She thought it was not...

Testing Design Work  Remember you are producing a paper document (book). Although you can view on your computer screen it is best to test your design work on paper. Its appearance will be very different. The appearance of documents will alter with changes in resolution too. Your readers will have a final product (book) that they can hold. Pages they can flick through, rather than flat pages printed from your design document, or viewed on screen. So if possible, make up sample documents that match the look and feel of final copies. These should help you check things such...