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Old 07-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #16
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When laying out the pages of a book, some designers will use a blank line (and no indent on the following paragraph) if the section break is in the middle of a page, and only use asterisks (or other indicator) if the section break occurs between pages (where a blank line wouldn't be nearly as noticable).
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #17
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What I like is no indent at chapter start and section breaks. That way even if the section break is at the end of the screen page then it's a lot more obvious based on the no indent.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #18
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I just took a look at the second Honor Harrington book The Honor of the Queen. I have found different errors this time. Instead of line spaces for section separators like the book uses, they use centered * * * which is fine with me. But I found a few of them were not centered. What doe sit take for someone to run through a book and look for anything that looks out of place?
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:33 PM   #19
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I've been playing with webscription.net and the free library since about 2002, if memory serves. I think that 'On Basilisk Station' was the first book I read in their free library. The number of formats they've supported since has expanded past the initial two or three, but in the process it seems like they've left a legacy behind in all the various editions. Hopefully one of these days they'll task a staffer to go through all their currently published ebooks, pick a modern base format, conversion tools, formatting methodology, and metadata standard, and then homogenize and rebuild their library based on those.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #20
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I'll do it. I'd love to get paid for check the formatting of eBooks. I mean, all I've done is check the section breaks vs. the paperback and I found the errors easily. I don't see why that should be a problem.
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