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Level 5 Level 5 (14,805 points)
Member Since:
Sep 5, 2009
Last Logged In:
Oct 20, 2017 2:51 PM
Name:
Walton Mendelson
City, Region, Locale:
Prescott, Arizona
Country:
United States
Primary creative media:
Books
Other areas of expertise:
visual arts, music, writing
My Website:
http://www.wm-arts.com
eStore, Amazon page or affiliated sites:
https://www.createspace.com/Customer/EStore.do?id=3401413
eStore, Amazon page or affiliated sites (2):
https://www.createspace.com/Customer/EStore.do?id=3412453
My accomplishments:
"The Music of Frederick Sommer" "Metaphysics in Jars" "Miscellanea"
Tags:
book design

Recent Activity

walton replied to Need help formatting a cover!

"Get a cover template from Steve.  Download my Make Your Cover . Both are free.  The tutorial is 30 pages, and written for GIMP (free), al"

in Book Cover File Formatting - 5 replies
1 day ago
walton replied to Need help with dropped caps...

"Insert > Drop Cap > Drop Cap Options . . . You can select a dropped cap, change its size and its position (up/down . . . in Home > Font >"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 5 replies
1 day ago
walton replied to I have lost my original file for the cover. Can CreateSpace send me back the oriuginal file?

"You can call CustomerService (well, have them call you) . . . but my understanding is no, they won't do that.   Is the book in print?  How"

in Book Cover File Formatting - 3 replies
1 day ago
walton replied to Red cover color

"The question of acceptable variances is not simple.  CS often just says, "That's within acceptable industry variance."  But  . . . http://w"

in Book Cover File Formatting - 13 replies
1 day ago
walton replied to Printing in B&W versus Color

"Be aware that while CS can eaily convert color images to grayscale . . . often quite well . . . it is an automatic process and that sometime"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 5 replies
2 days ago
walton replied to What makes a good book?

"A good story, told well.   All else follows.   Easy peasy.   Walton"

in CreateSpace Central - 5 replies
2 days ago
walton replied to Embedding photos in book

"As you go along, lots of things can easily be corrected if you get off.  Images in books are a different matter, a lot depends on the softwa"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 3 replies
2 days ago
walton replied to Cover images less than 200 dpi

"The image must be on a website somewhere . . . CS no longer has a way to upload from your computer for a post.  A file sharing/storage site"

in Book Cover File Formatting - 15 replies
2 days ago
walton replied to Cover images less than 200 dpi

"You are right . . . but the catch here is that the OP is stuck in the middle between CS's warning and someone he hired.  If he knew how to u"

in Book Cover File Formatting - 15 replies
2 days ago
walton replied to Rating the review

"So now there are three, add What price would you expect to pay for a title similar to this book? to the set.  Teasers, at best: but spam a"

in Introduce Yourself - 5 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Rating the review

"You have set a pattern.  With your previous post, What do you like best about the writing style and language worst? , you're asking good qu"

in Introduce Yourself - 5 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Cover images less than 200 dpi

"Here's the potential problem:     On the left is a web image. Your entire system is designed to display this image as well as possib"

in Book Cover File Formatting - 15 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to pdf files using rgb

"I couldn't agree more!  Where most people get messed up, however, is using out-of-gamut colors in large solid areas.  There is no way to con"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 2 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Obscure Fonts

"Several additional points . . .   The idea of embedding is this: the output devise (monitor, printer . . .) needs that actual font file (e"

in CreateSpace Central - 3 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Copyright info regarding a book of contributions.

"Sarah gave you a link to what she has done.   You can go to Amazon and look at thousands of anthologies, click on Look Inside and see what"

in CreateSpace Central - 5 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Typeface changes?

"Using styles has lots of advantages, but at this stage of the game, I'd say don't spend the time both learning and applying them . . . only"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 4 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Printed proof looks wrong

"Printing press are huge, dangerous machines . . . that they work at all borders on the miraculous.   Although we know next to nothing abou"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 5 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Gutter for a cookbook

"If only one image bleeds on one side: You must select bleed (left):   All pages must be sized as if they bleed (trim plus 0.125""

in Book Interior File Formatting - 10 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to PDF size

"This is fairly easy, depending on the software you have.   A PDF created in Photoshop is always bigger.   For a 5 x 8 RGB image at 300"

in Book Cover File Formatting - 3 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Hello , I am new here!

"Welcome to CS!   Alas, spam . . . spam, spam, spam . . . terrible.  When there is any, the forum is very helpful, generally the first plac"

in Introduce Yourself - 5 replies
3 days ago
walton replied to Is it possible to have custom printed endpapers?

"What is the other half of an end sheet?  The fly sheet.  You can create that! But not in color, unless the entire book is in color.  I've do"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 4 replies
4 days ago
walton replied to Format templates

"Quite likely!   Do not use a CS template.  They are wanky.  Easily corrupted at best, or corrupted at worst.   If I understand your desc"

in Formatting - 3 replies
4 days ago
walton replied to Publishing your book - best platform

"Also, do the paper book first.  We read better from paper than we do monitors.  I find that I read better from printed, bound and trimmed bo"

in CreateSpace Central - 3 replies
4 days ago
walton replied to How do I deal with copyright in this case?

"Parody is a form of criticism   http://corporate.findlaw.com/intellectual-property/parody-fair-use-or-copyright-infringement.html http"

in Create - 4 replies
4 days ago
walton replied to Outside margins for 8.5x11 full bleed interiors.

"There are two pages that have margin issues.  If you contact me, use link below, I will send you screenshots.   Walton   Bleeds ,  fr"

in Book Interior File Formatting - 8 replies
6 days ago

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