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    Default New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    I just finished formatting my wife's new novel, The Three-Day Departure of Mrs. Annette Zinn by Mary E. Carter. The book is now published and available on Amazon.

    As you all have heard me gross a dozen times, separate left and right pages, plus master pages would have made this project so much easier. On the other hand, I know Designer Pro and I work quickly and confidently within the program.

    The book tells the story of a woman who dies at age 95 and spends three days reviewing her life before finally moving into the afterlife. This is based on a book, The Soul by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz in which he writes:
    “In the corpus of Jewish mystical literature, it is said that for three days after the death of the body, the soul is still hovering close to the body, so to speak, and does not completely depart from it. In short, the soul requires some time to accustom itself to its new situation.”
    I have included the cover, one of the three section pages and a spread. I used Sabon MT and Sabon MT SCOfF (Caps and Small Caps). The font for the section titles and drop caps is Aire Bold Pro. The free version does not have the swash caps and the font will not embed in a production PDF file.

    I was able to work on the entire book in one document.
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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    Looks amazing.

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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    Thanks Rik. We liked the unusual format of 8 1/4 square. And the design just suggested itself.
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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    Excellent work, Gary.

    FYI Noticed some missing punctuation and spacing in the Amazon info paragraph.
    ~Fred

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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    FYI Noticed some missing punctuation and spacing in the Amazon info paragraph.
    We noticed this too. Not an easy thing to change. But I am going to give it a shot.
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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    ... But I am going to give it a shot.
    Good luck!
    ~Fred

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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    Very nicely done. Does amazon let me see the first few pages? pdf?
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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    Beautiful work, Gary. Love it.

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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    behzad - It takes about a week for Amazon to add the Look Inside feature. And even then it is often just the front matter, copyright page, dedication, etc.
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    Default Re: New novel created in Designer Pro X 16.

    Ok, still very classy and nice.
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