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I am already frustrated -- could anyone help, please?
Book Design and Imaging

You are a wonderful human being, Tony. I’m more than appreciative.

It’s on its way…

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Mar 28, 2009 4:04pm PDT
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I am already frustrated -- could anyone help, please?
Book Design and Imaging

I have my barcode.  I prepared my barcode using one of the online softwares.  But the problem is that the barcode just refuses get to where it belongs on the back cover. Every time I try to place it there, it covers the ENTIRE page.

I don’t know what the problem is, needless to mention how to fix it. This is the ONLY think that is delaying my B/W book from being published. This is my very first time thinking about publishing a book, and the headche, as well the frustration, is already more than I can bear.

I don’t know what I should do about, or with, the barcode so that it can be easily and correctly placed on the back cover.

I would really appreciate any  clear explanation or advice given.

Thanks for your attention.

 

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Mar 28, 2009 3:54am PDT
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Barcode Generation
Book Design and Imaging

Hello Folks,

Agains, many things for your responses. However, the problem persists.Every time I try to place the barcode on the back cover, it takes the whole page. It’s annoying!

Tony, you talk about  creating my COVER in a graphic editing application. I have no idea how to go about it. I am doing my book myself. Blurb Booksmart has various pages—front cover, back cover, title page, etc., I just took the back cover provided me by the software. I wrote a texts at the upper part of the back cover and wanted to place the barcode below, but it cover the entire page.

How do I create a new back cover page? Could you or anyone else help me with this?

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Mar 24, 2009 11:21am PDT
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Barcode Generation
Book Design and Imaging

Thanks very much, folks.

It’s really appreciated. I’ve already tried it. I got someting that is a bar code. However, I am not sure whether it’s the professional one that appears on books. :)

There’s another problem. Putting it on the backcover is tormenting me. Anytime I try to place it on the cover, exactly at the place it should be placed, it takes the whole page surprising. 

What should I do now, folks? 

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Mar 23, 2009 2:30pm PDT
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Barcode Generation
Book Design and Imaging

Folks,

After having waited for quite a long time, I’ve finally got my ISBN. However, the next problem is how to generate the much-talked about barcode. I’ve no idea. :)

Could anyone help me with information on how to go about it?

My eyes are on the road for some advice. :)

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Mar 22, 2009 4:09am PDT
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Does Anyone Know????
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Hey CHACK,

 Thanks for finding time out of your schedule to respond to my questions. 

Your comments are appreciated, and your advice is well noted. I’ll check google for the Polish directory and other info.

Once again, thanks very much.

 

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Feb 23, 2009 1:15pm PDT
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Does Anyone Know????
Book Printing

Hi CHACK,

Many thanks for your quick and helpful comments. I appreciate it.  You couldn’t be more helpful.

Having said that, I do have other questions based on your response.

1. I am based in Poland and intend to sell my book worldwide, using any outlets.  Which ISBN do I buy, and from where?

2. Since it is not really clear where my book will be printed (normally in the Netherlands), what do I write on the copyright  page of my book before approving it for printing—"printed in the Netherlands," "printed in the USA" or just forget about mentioning anything about where my book is printed? 

3. Concerning the Blurb logo, I need it for the Title Page, and not for the cover. I only want the logo below my name. No other image is needed there—only the logo.

4. How ,and from where, do I get the Blurb logo?

Your comments, or those of others, will certainly be appreicted.

pyh2008

P.S. Please be patient with me. This is the very first time I’m trying to have a book published. I am a complete neophyte. I’m confused over a whole lots of things. You guys need to help me out. :) :)

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Feb 22, 2009 1:44am PDT
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Does Anyone Know????
Book Printing

Hi Folks,

I’ve two questions which I’d appreciate, if any of you could help me answer.

1. On the copyright page of books—generally—authors write "published in the United States of America, published in the United Kingdom, published in Japan, etc." I live in Europe and have a little book to publish with Blurb—a 5 by 8, b&w book.

questions:

a. I read somewhere that Blurb has printers in various places, including Europe. Is this true, or are all books published by Blurb printed in the USA?

b.  Is the ISBN of a bookalso based on the region in which the book is publsihed, or doesn’t it matter?

c. Is it at all possible to get the Blurb logo on the title page of my book? I would like to have it there, but I’ve no idea how to go about it. I tried copy and paste, but it didn’t work.

Thanks in advance for your responses. :)

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Feb 21, 2009 4:38am PDT
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Need Help Urgently!
Book Design and Imaging

Hello Folks,

I urgently need an ISBN-barcode combo for my paperback book. 

Are there people out there with whom I could join to buy a set of ISBNs at a cheaper price? I read that 10 ISBNs cost $275, but one costs $125. Bulk buying is definitely better.

If the first condition above is not feasible, could I obtain an ISBN from any helpful person at a lower price? 

I look forward to receiving your helpful responses.

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Feb 17, 2009 9:01am PDT
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How Long Does It Take YOU to design a book?
Book Design and Imaging

Thanks for for informing about the multile posting. I didn’t know, and I am sorry for that.

 Now, you could be more specific with the kind of help I need?

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Jan 2, 2009 12:44pm PDT
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Problem with my paragraph
Book Design and Imaging

Hey, folks. I am working on my first book, but it’s taking my time.

The main problem is that  I did my work in word originally. I then did copy and paste into the Blurb software. But I notice that almost all of the first lines of all paragraphs are disfigured—a word or a few cross the margin. And fixing it is a real headache—time-consuming.

Could anyone help me with some advice? pyharry@yahoo.com
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Jan 2, 2009 9:39am PDT
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How Long Does It Take YOU to design a book?
Book Design and Imaging

Hey, folks. I am working on my first book, but it’s taking my time.

The main problem is that  I did my work in word originally. I then did copy and paste into the Blurb software. But I notice that almost all of the first lines of all paragraphs are disfugured—a word or a few cross the margin. And fixing it is a real headache.

Could anyone help me with some advice? pyharry@yahoo.com

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Jan 2, 2009 9:19am PDT
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