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Old 09-25-2017, 11:02 PM   #1
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1984 formatting

So, as I've been working on a side-project between my TAC novels, I also took a little time to reread G. Orwell's 1984. I've started to draw some inverted parallels that make the works almost complete opposites of each other (as if my subconscious has heard some many times that Trump's Administration is "Orwellian" that my knee-jerk reaction was to write a novel putting that to rest.) So, inspired by that, I decided I wanted to format my project so that, if I start physically publishing, it will be more like 1984.

Now, I've run into some problems with this. I've been searching Google, Bing, and even Safari, and found no guide as to the formatting of the novel, specifically the one with the blue eye on the cover. I was hoping for a little help on this. Does anyone know a source that can point me to that copy's page size, margins, font size, etc.?
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:14 PM   #2
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Why? For an ebook, you don't want fixed font. As to a paperback, there are bookmakers on here.
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I thought I had explained it pretty well. Can you elaborate your question? And I did specify "physically" publishing.
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I thought I had explained it pretty well. Can you elaborate your question? And I did specify "physically" publishing.
I misread your post. I thought you meant for the ebook.
As to the second part, I think createspace and the other POD services have the templates to set everything you want or for a fee you can use a professional bookmaker.
(Please read the submission guidelines and give her the files she asks for.)

*Bookmaker: person that puts books together.
Not the person in Vegas that takes bets.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:56 AM   #5
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Have you thoroughly checked your print edition? - sometimes they do specify the font used.

Page size - use a tape measure.
Font type - compare against various lists
Font size - once you have the type, print a few examples to check

I don't have that particular edition in paper and I can't see anything too special in what I do have. ... And I am having trouble working out why copying the format is interesting (let alone important). I feel I must be missing something.
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