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The Writer's Center of White River Junction, VT - Home. Instructions for Authors. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on relation to the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of health information technologies and decision-making within the healthcare setting.

Instructions for Authors

It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field. Each article type published by BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors. Patient Education and Counseling - Author Info. Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online. REVISED: February 13, 2014 Lulu is a community for creators of remarkable works.

Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online

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Book Design. Book Construction Blueprint. Self-Publishing Basics: An Unabridged List of the Parts of a Book. The history of book printing goes back to the first bibles pulled sheet by sheet off Johannes Gutenburg’s presses in Mainz, German in the late fifteenth century.

Self-Publishing Basics: An Unabridged List of the Parts of a Book

The first books were attempts to replicate the handwritten books of the time, which varied widely. Over the centuries publishers have gradually established conventions about the way books are constructed. A Gutenberg Bible Although type design is often likened to architecture, you could also argue that the construction of a book is in some way architectural.

CreateSpace: Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD. Top 10 Tips For Self-Publishing Print Books On Createspace. Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know. Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012.

Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

This article primarily addresses self-publishing a print book, though many of the tips apply to e-books as well. For specific information about publishing an e-book, see my companion article, "How to self-publish an ebook. " I know, I know. This is a column about cutting-edge electronics. So, apologies to gadget-heads as I take a brief sojourn into the land of self-publishing, which has become a lot more high-tech than a lot of people realize. A few years ago I wrote a book. Its short history is this: I worked on it for several years, acquired a high-powered agent, had some brushes with major publishers, then, crickets.

I could have tried to go for a small publisher, but I was told mine was "a bigger book" with more commercial aspirations and prestigious small publishers were interested in more literary tomes. 1. Self-publishing a print book is easy. 2. 3. 4. Marketing. Grammar Girl. Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips.

Grammar Girl

A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study.

She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. Her archenemy is the evil Grammar Maven, who inspires terror in the untrained and is neither friendly nor helpful. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers. Belligerent Copywriters Guide. The hyphen (-) is the shortest of the bunch, followed by the en-dash (–) and the nearly irrelevant em-dash (—).

Belligerent Copywriters Guide

The em-dash is approximately double the length of the en-dash. It’s easy to remember which goes by which name because the character “m” is a doubled version of the character “n”. Hyphen Basics Hyphens are primarily used to form compound words and phrases. If you’re dealing with a compound, you should be hyphenating not employing a dash (there are few exceptions where a dash is technically the correct punctuation to use in a compound; these will be explained in the dash section).

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