Along with the recent purchase and launch of its Espresso Book Machine (EBM) and formation of Asquith Press for self-publishers, The Toronto Reference Library is offering a FREE workshop with Instructor Nina Munteanu on how to format the interior of your book in preparation for printing on the EBM.
Create and publish your book with Asquith Press, the library’s new book printing service. This tutorial-style workshop will cover the basic steps needed to create a text block fit for publication (cover preparation is not covered in this workshop). Learn the layout, formatting and design tools you need to meet industry standards and prepare a text block for printing.? ?The workshop is suitable for those just beginning in text layout, although a basic knowledge of Word is required. Bring a USB flash drive to take home materials from the course.
Using an unformatted Microsoft Word version of one of her professionally published books, Instructor Nina Munteanu coaches writers and self-publishers through the steps to professionally format their book interior. The workshop includes a demonstration of the EBM.
Classes have already started. The next class is Monday, July 14th, 2-4pm
To register for a class, contact the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library (AsquithPress@torontopubliclibrary.ca) or call the library at 416-393-7007. You can also go to the website and register online. Classes are free.
Nina Munteanu is an award-winning novelist and short story writer and teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. She is traditionally published but also helps run a small indie press, where she writes, designs and formats text interiors.
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