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Returning to the business of self-publishing these memoirs both in pretty bound volumes and as ebooks -

- yr amanuensis was looking over the Smashwords and Lulu sites yestere'en.

And thinking that there would be a fair amount of faff involved, and then noticing that Lulu (I may not have got that far with Smashwords) offers a package deal for doing the formatting &C, and that I am coming into a little legacy shortly -

But then thought, surely there are talented and competent people among my readers or their associates who would be prepared to undertake this for a fair price?

(It is the business of the wealthy man/To give employment to the artisan.)

I still have some final editorial touches to make to the Word documents, but if anyone is interested in this, or can recommend someone, please speak comment or DM me now.

I also revisit the matter of covers and whether there are any among the readership of artistick ability, or knows of any such, who would be interested in undertaking cover design for appropriate remuneration?

My latest thoughts on titles and covers:

The Comfortable Courtesan. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 1)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that has been a Lady of the Demi-Monde these several years).
Cover: fan + wombatt

Rustick Exile. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 2)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that has been a Lady of the Demi-Monde these several years)
Cover: fan + quill in inkpot

A Change of Station. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 3)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that has been a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years)
Cover: fan + coronet

Storming Society. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 4)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + domino mask

Dramatick Rivalry. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 5)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + cello

Domestic Disruptions. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 6)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + horse

Society Favourite. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 7)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank):
Cover: fan + swan

Sudden Death. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 8)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + hatpin

Romantick Stratagems. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 9)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + lace

An Honourable Estate. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 10)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + mongoose

Invit’d Everywhere. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 11)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + pistol

Felicities Maximiz’d. (The Comfortable Courtesan: Volume 12)
Being MEMOIRS by Clorinda Cathcart (that was a Lady of the Demi-Monde for some several years, and is now elevat’d to aristocratick rank)
Cover: fan + a chest

Date: 2017-06-20 01:05 pm (UTC)
clanwilliam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] clanwilliam
Formatting I am more than happy to do and if you do a couple of things in Word, it will be fast - I can also mock up illustrations from line art if you have any idea of the sort of style you would like.

Date: 2017-06-20 03:02 pm (UTC)
tigerflower: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tigerflower
Let me know when you are ready to talk to folks about this; I have a dear friend who did the book design for the PDF book of A Girl's Gotta Eat and did a beautiful job. She is also a calligrapher and illustrator.

Date: 2017-06-20 08:06 pm (UTC)
movingfinger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] movingfinger
Going with a fan alone on the first one might be a nice visual "start here" cue? Or the fan and inkpot for that one, as she receives the writing-desk and that does seem to have been an important part of her writing---she had a place to do it. Wombat on the second, perhaps eating a paintbrush?

Date: 2017-06-21 12:42 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Default)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
I love all these titles and ideas for cover objects!

I have the entrée to a convockation of persons familiar with the art of publishing ebooks (Smashwords most definitely included) and will let them know about this post!

Date: 2017-06-21 12:48 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Default)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Has left message with the personages in question. [personal profile] rachelmanija is also an expert on these subjects, I find.

Date: 2017-06-21 04:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] el_staplador
I can't offer to do the whole thing, but I have recent experience in the art of preparing PDFs for Lulu paperbacks, and am happy to discourse upon the matter to whomsoever can so offer.

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