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DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative

July 14, 2005

Week two overview

Here's what we'll be covering in our second class. You can also download the overview as a PDF by clicking here. (UPDATED 10:45 a.m.)

Discussion of content for each project
* Finalized content
* Project title
* Naming your press
* MS preparation
* Feedback/editing (optional)

Inspiration
* Sample chapbooks
* Sample zines
* Cover ideas
* Interior ideas
* Binding ideas

Design & materials
* Cover stocks
..... Card stock
..... Construction paper
..... Plain paper
..... Specialty papers
..... Recycled materials
* Paper stocks
..... Photocopier/printer/typing paper
..... Color printer/copy paper
..... Colored papers
..... Recycled papers
..... Specialty papers
* Binding options
..... Saddle stapled
..... Simple hand stitch
..... Machine stitch
..... Fasteners
..... Band binding
..... Folded options
..... Alternatives to binding
.......... Deck of cards
.......... Envelopes
.......... Folders
..... Extras
.......... Flyleafs
.......... French flaps

Layout
* Trim size vs. content considerations
* Fonts & point sizes
* Determining page count
* Making a mock-up
* Paste up
* MS Word
* Quark, InDesign, Pagemaker, etc.
* Templates (to be uploaded to the blog and/or emailed)
* Is anybody planning for interior illustrations?

Print production
* Laser printing
* Photocopying
* 100% DIY or copy shop service?
* Semi-DIY options
.....Lulu
.....Cafe Press
* Illustrations: paste up, scanning, digital originals
* Adding color

FOR NEXT WEEK:
* MS feedback by early next week for those who’ve opted for it
* Mock-ups made
* Materials ready

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