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A guide by Bumble Bindlegrim "bindlegrim" (Denver, CO USA)

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The Pumpkin Dream The Pumpkin Dream: A Cautionary Tale from the Library of Mr. Bumble Bindlegrim was created with all freeware software that included InkScape and GIMP for the artwork, and Scribus to create the layout: The Book of Inkscape: The Definitive Guide to the Free Graphics EditorScribus: Open-Source Desktop PublishingBeginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in Open Source) The first service I used was Blurb and the BookSmart download (but the file it creates is not useable with other publishers). So using Scribus, I used the help sections found in Amazon's CreateSpace service to DIY the layout of the book for both interior and exterior files (using Scribus): Aiming at Amazon: The NEW Business of Self Publishing, or How to Publish Your Books with Print on Demand and Online Book Marketing on Amazon.com In addition, I created a digital version of my book using the free online service called Smashwords, that will distribute the book to further channels that include Apple, B&N, and (in future) Amazon: Smashwords Book Marketing Guide - How to Market any Book for Free (Smashwords Guides 2)Smashwords Style Guide - How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 1)

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