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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:29 am 
 

Relevant to this discussion, I just began a series of Publishing Tips on the Chaotic Henchmen blog:

Part 1: Introduction / Order of Publishing Tasks:
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/05/ ... order.html

Part 2: Writing Style Tips:
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/05/ ... -tips.html


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Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:22 am 
 

And now, Part 3: Editing:
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/05/ ... iting.html


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Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:59 pm 
 

Thanks for the links Guy, I enjoyed role-playing being a rpg author/publisher while reading :)  I appreciate concise writing, even if butcher it myself.


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Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:21 am 
 

Great series, Guy.


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Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:23 pm 
 

Excellent series, Guy.  Well done.  Though I am considering including a Schrödinger's chest in my next adventure.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 2:38 pm 
 

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I'm glad you're enjoying the articles! I've been busy with various other things, so it took me a while to finish up the next installment, but it's ready now:

Publishing #4: Font Size, Margins and the Benefits of Lower Page Count:
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/05/ ... s-and.html


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Post Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 4:05 am 
 

Guy,

I appreciate the input you have already given me via email and the effort you put into these articles. Great stuff!

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:04 pm 
 

You're welcome, Zach!

And part 5 is up. It covers Visual Design Tidbits, including a discussion of stat block formats:
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/06/ ... dbits.html


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:20 pm 
 

Part 6 is up: What is Good Layout?
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/06/ ... ayout.html


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:50 pm 
 

Part 7 is up: Layout Step-by-Step:
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/07/ ... -step.html


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:43 am 
 

Part 8 is up: Layout Tips & Tricks:
http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2012/09/ ... ricks.html


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:08 pm 
 

Thanks again Guy. These are all awesome.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:35 am 
 

You're welcome! They're rewarding projects to undertake.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:22 pm 
 

As Bracton mentions elsewhere, these are excellent links to publishing your own work.  There are numerous tips in Guy's article that will help your work look as professional as any big publisher.  CH gets a shoutout in my Core Guidelines; without the tips in Guy's web articles, it's doubtful my guide would look as good as it did.

And my TSRS Core Gudelines was nominated for a 2013 ENnie.  Thanks to CH/Guy!

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:05 pm 
 

Some good information on book printing costs here -
Gaming Ballistic: Printing costs for high-quality books (Aug 2016)


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