musing technologically – self publishing

I was messing around with a file for a friend, sliding a logo into a business card.  He is the president of a local chapter of a provincial association and has found these home made business cards handy. It simply gives him a token with his name, phone number, the web site of the chapter and the blog for the chapter.  It suddenly dawned on me how much personal control we have and have had for quite a while to do this kind of self publishing.

In the past twenty years I have self published about a dozen chapbooks of poetry,  some by others, many by me.  I ended up using MS Publisher for that to manage the page numbering and print order for booklets half the size of a letter sized sheet with four pages per sheet.  Early on I used full sized letter pages and various kinds of cover material and bindings.

Canoe Poems 1998

Overshoe Hockey League 1993

It’s the Dry Time, T.S. 1983

Easy Poems 1985


Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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