Objectives: To study methods of writing and research,
To develop our talents as writers,
To promote interest in writing, and
To encourage our fellow writers at all times
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Just for fun, browse one or all of the following:
JohnOsterhout.com (Photography, Books, and Flipped Chemistry)
Book Interior Design: Some Tips to Avoid the Self-Published Look
Twelve Tips: How to Reduce the Cost of Your Self-Published Book
You can find a demonstration book, Just Loren Ipsum at http://johnosterhout.com/just-lorem-ipsum-published/
(This is actually a pretty humorous look at self-publishing.)