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According to this source about how to format a novel manuscript: Margin spacing: Document margins should be 3 cm on all sides. Line and paragraph spacing: Lines should be double-spaced with no extra space between paragraphs. Font should be twelve-point in either Times New Roman, Courier or Arial, depending on the specific preferred style(s) of the ...


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No one ever became rich or successful simply by reading a book. Books which document business success and strategy are simply documents about how successful people achieved success through their hard work, risk taking spirit and enterprising nature. They document things which already happened. And as life has shown us many times, there is no set formula and ...


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I print very small scale print runs (like 5 copies of a thesis) at my local Copyshop in A4 and then have them use a binding machine on that stack.


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Sorry, Amori L; 1970s or 1950s or 1920s or longer ago perspectives are in no useful way different, for the simple reason that the technology is relevant to printing, not to publishing. It simply doesn't work the way you suggest (and crucially, where did you get those ideas?) There are three roles involved: author, publisher and printer… they could be only ...


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Of course you can have one copy of a book printed… The only problem will be the cost, which will be vastly greater per copy - here, simply vastly great. Depending on the size of your book it might be worth printing it yourself, and then you'll need both a suitable press - modern or ancient - and suitable skills.


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I have written somewhere between a dozen and a score non-fiction books, going back to the 90s, for several different publishers and imprints. All of these involved a contract before writing started. The process was: write the text, in Word with particular styles applied that the publisher uses. Eg for a chapter title, or a picture caption. prepare the ...


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The author's rights and responsibilities are spelled out in the contract they sign with the publisher, whether standard, vanity, or otherwise. These contracts also spell out who owns the rights to publication as well as copyright protection. For example, a publisher contracts with an author for a book that the publisher wants to distribute nationally as well ...


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Let us first of all note that this scenario assumes a writer who has a contract for the book. For that, the answer is, yes, the publisher can edit to the book to its standards, and generally does. This is not only formatting, from the font onwards, but can be other alterations to the book. (And nowadays, the publisher expects it in electronic format.) ...


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I agree with the warning about Lulu.com. If you ever want a second copy because yours was damaged, they charge an arm and a leg, making it pricey to reprint. You would be better off going directly to a book printer and asking them. Or someplace like 48 Hr. Books where you keep all the books and all your rights.


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Just to offer an old-school solution, you could always print and bind it yourself! Yeah, there's lots of services which can print on demand these days, but when I printed a book for a friend, they were not around. Whether you want to go through the effort to print and bind it yourself is really a matter of how you feel about the physical object you end up ...


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Yes, this is relatively easy to do these days through Print On Demand services. One that I've personally used in the past is Lulu.com. Their user interface is easy, and their POD books are of comparable quality to what you would see from a traditional publisher. The price per book is also comparable to what you would pay retail for a standard book. They do ...


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'Publish' is a word with specific meaning and from the context of your question I can tell you're not looking to publish. You're looking to have your work printed. That can be done quite easily, if you have $39 to spare and live in the US. (I'm not affiliated with BookBaby and have never had them print a book. I can't say anything about the quality of their ...


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