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Aim:

  • Download required programs and apps
  • Install programs and apps
  • Subscribe to required programs
  • Gain access to online services

Requirements:

  • Subscribe to online services
  • Download and install programs
  • Run programs and apps
  • Create user accounts for programs
  • Set up account login and password 
  • Explore the programs

Outlined below are the programs, applications and online services I accessed, to complete the various elements of my printed book. Details about each one, their actual role in the publishing process and all associated costs have been included as well.

Some of these programs and services are free. Some you may already have on your computer. Others operate on a subscription based service, usually a one-off one month minimum. This complete list gives you access to all the features required to finish each element in the setting up, printing and marketing of your book.

If you’re unsure how to download and install a program:


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LOGOinkscape

INKSCAPE
  • A vector graphics based program
  • Required to create and design Book Pages files (.svg)
  • Required to create Print Ready PDFs (.pdf)
  • FREE Download
Go to Links and Resources

LOGOpaint

PAINT
  • A basic raster graphics editing program
  • Required for Editing and Resizing Photos and Images
  • (.jpg / .png / .bmp / .giff)
  • FREE with all versions of Windows
Go to Links and Resources

LOGOvectormagic

VECTOR MAGIC
  • A vectorisation and rasteristion program
  • Required to Convert Raster Images to Vector Images
  • (.jpg / .png) to (.svg / .pdf)
  • Required to Rasterise Images
  • (.jpg / .png) to (.bmp)
  • Required to convert scanned illustrations into vector artwork
  • (.jpg / .png) to (.svg / .pdf)
  • FREE Download 2 image limit
  • Minimum Subscription Quarterly around $24 AUD
  • Plus Annual Subscription and Purchase Program option
Go to Links and Resources

LOGOlunapic

LUNAPIC  *Optional
  • An online Image Editing Program
  • Used to add special effects to photos and raster images
  • FREE to use online
  • No registration required
Go to Links and Resources

LOGOadobereader

ADOBE READER DC
  • A PDF file Reader ONLY program
  • Used to read only your PDF Book Page Files
  • Acrobat DC PRO required for Combined Multi PDF
  • FREE Download
Go to Links and Resources

LOGOadobereader

ADOBE DC PRO
  • A PDF Editor Program
  • Required to convert PDF files into Combined Multi PDF
  • Combined Multi PDF required format for Printer
  • Subscription Minimum One Month around $29 AUD
  • Plus Annual Subscription and Purchase Program option
Go to Links and Resources

LOGOmicrosoftword

MICROSOFT WORD (Any Version)
  • A Windows based Word Program
  • Any version suitable
  • Required for the Text element of your book

Common Word extensions

  • .docx
  • .doc
  • .wps

I am using Office 2013 but this is not the current version (Office 365)

  • Minimum Annual Subscription around $13 AUD per month
  • Plus Purchase Program option
Go to Links and Resources

NOTEPAD (Text Editing)
  • A basic version of Word that comes FREE with Windows
  • All formatting is removed
  • File extension used .txt 

GOOGLE MAIL
  • Email account
  • Required to set up online accounts
  • Required for correspondence and payments
  • FREE Signup
Go to Links and Resources

PAYPAL
  • Required to send and receive secure payments
  • FREE Signup
Go to Links and Resources

THORPE-BOWKER (Australia)
BOWKER (USA)
  • Licenced Issuer of ISBN
  • Required if you want an ISBN or a Barcode
  • ISBN will identify your book
  • Required if selling book through shops and wholesalers
  • One off fee for New Publisher around $55 charged on Signup
Go to Links and Resources

WORDPRESS
  • Website and Blog Host
  • Free Website Hosting
  • Build your own free website
  • Advertise and sell your book
  • FREE sign up
  • $0 for life Subscription
  • Limited features
Go to Links and Resources

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