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Book, Booklet, and Mini Book Templates for Desktop Self Publishers
I am often asked how to make books or booklets on the standard desktop inkjet printer (8 1/2 X 11 inch paper). The key is in knowing where to position text or images (impostition) so that when the paper is folded and stapled you have a book.
There are a number of online services that will make books for you: you upload a set of pictures, select a template, and you get an digital book or you can order paper copies. For many people this is a good choice. But if you want to print a booklet on your printer, if you want control over your design choices, if you want to make quick changes, if you want to print a copy when you want, these Templates are for you!
If you are unsure whether your printer will work, test your printer.
If you are going to have your book, booklet, or mini book printed by a commercial printer or a company like Kinko's, Staples, or Sir Speedy, these templates will work for you (although you should talk with the printer to find out what their requirements are).
The Book Template set includes every individual sheet, side 1 and side 2 for:  
5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inch 4 (page/cover), 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 page books  
4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch 4 (cover), 8, 16, 24, 32 page booklets  
5 1/2 X 4 1/4 inch 4 (cover), 8, 16, 24, 32 page booklets  
2 3/4 X 4 1/4 inch 4 (cover), 16, 32 page booklets (mini or micro books)  
That's 124, 8 1/2 X 11, 300dpi, png format, templates! The templates are organized in folders and clearly labeled. For personal and commercial use, ToU. Complete and easy instructions and tips included: All for only $4.95US.
Sample transparent Templates for 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 half sheet, 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 quarter sheet vertical, 2 3/4 X 4 1/4 eight sheet vertical booklets (click on the template to see enlargement):
  5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inch book template   4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch booklet template   2 3/4 X 4 1/4 inch mini book template  
Requirements (Mac or Windows):  
any image editing software that works with layers, transparency, and png files (e.g. Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photo Impact, Paint Shop Pro, Serif Photo Plus—and Serif's PhotoPlusSE is free!), and that permits saving in layers.
* printer that takes 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper (printer test page)  
* stapler  
* paper cutter or X-Acto knife  
* metal ruler  
* bone folder  
* metal or plastic triangle  
* roll-cutter  
Easy to use: just open the desired template in your photo editing software and rename it. Keep it in the top layer. Create a new layer below the template and copy or drag your art or photos into it—resize and reposition as desired. Add text. When the page is complete, turn off or remove the template layer, flatten* and save. Then start printing.
Easy to order: click Buy Now and a page will open in PayPal. Complete the transaction.
Paypal may redirect you to the Client Download Area, however, you will need a special password to enable the download.
Check your email. You will get two emails, one from PayPal listing the order particulars, and a second email from 12on14 with the password and a link to the Client Download Area.
Enter this password in the Client Download Area Password with your PayPal email address
Follow the instruction to download.
The 12on14 Book Templates are in a zip file, 14.3MB. Save it to your desktop or anywhere you want. Unzip, and use.
*Most people flatten their files; however, I do not recommend simply flattening. Too often, a day or so later, I discover I want to make a change. If you have flattened your layers, you make more work for yourself. If space is a problem, burn a CD or DVD with the page files unflattened, then flatten the page file. The Template Set includes a page of my recommendations for saving files.
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