Dear Aspiring Author and Friend,
the more your dreams become your understanding and your world view
Part of being a writer is all the tools of the trade. We need pencils, pens, paper, computer, printer, software, and a great resource library. These resource that you have will and can help you out of many sticky issues. These resources are people you know , books, blogs… the list can go on forever. This resource library is what makes and breaks writers. So, building on the resources from the last few days, I want to help you put together a great tool chest. Here’s another video for your viewing pleasure:
How To Use Print Screen and MS Paint… Together (Windows)
How to Print Screen to a file on the desktop in Mac OS X
The basic functionality of taking a screen capture of a window or desktop in Mac OS X takes an image and dumps it to a file on the Mac desktop. Each uses the pressing of Command and Shift keys concurrently as the basis for execution, followed by a number:
Takes a screenshot of the full screen (or screens if multiple monitors), and save it as a file to the desktop.
Brings up a selection box so you can specify an area to take a screenshot of, then save it as a file to the desktop.
Command+Shift+4+then spacebar+then click a window:
Takes a screenshot of a window only and saves it as a file to the desktop
simple image editing/painting for OS X: Paintbrush is available as a free download and is everything you’d expect from an MS Paint clone.
There you all the fun and pleasure of learning about that little keyboard key, prt sc or PrtScn/SysRq. You can get a screen shot of your computer’s monitor and take it into any graphics program and do whatever you want with it. ***Warning!***Warning!***Will Robinson!*** Do not do this with copyrighted materials that you have no rights to.
We need to take a break here and just sit back and be entertained…
These jokes are how this world is seen from the eyes of little Johnny.
See, writing can be fun!
Helping you with your Book Design
The physical design of your book is an important part of getting your story ready for the public. We strive to create an attractive design that brings out the readability of your text.
Formatting is a minimum of $100. If you have lots of charts, graphs or pictures, this may impact the price. THis includes formatting your front and back batter according to your wishes and the guidelines of the sites where your book will be published, and a linked table of contents. We suggest formatting for Smashwords, which will provide several different formats and list your book at Barnes and Noble and the Apple iBookstore. We can also format for Kindle. Uploading on these sites is available for no additional cost. We stand behind our work. Sometimes the systems in place on these sites throw back errors. If this happens, we are happy to tweak the manuscript until there are no errors from the system.
Interior Book Design
$2 per final page for fiction; $3 per final page for non-fiction with photos, charts, graphs, bulleted lists, etc. Books less than 100 pages are a flat rate of $175. The finished product can be used at Amazon’s CreateSpace, Lulu.com or Lightning Source for Print on Demand. You get a finished pdf file ready for printing at the size you’ve chosen. Includes design elements like chapter titles, page numbers, headers or footers and so on.
Discounts will apply if you purchase editing, book design and book cover all together.
Large projects can be put on payment plans. I require 25% upfront. This is non-refundable. Three more payments would be expected, evenly spaced throughout the work period. In some cases, I am willing to consider monthly payments after the initial down payment.
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Have a beautiful day until we meet again,
John & Toni Rakestraw