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PDF Wranglers

February 23rd, 2016 No Comments

Recently I came across Smallpdf – a web service dedicated to all things PDF. They have a range of services which simplify creating PDFs, extracting them, manipulating them and compressing them. The service is free and very fast – and a worthy companion for anyone who struggles with compressing PDF files to a small size […]

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English/Tok Pisin book folding instructions

March 22nd, 2015 No Comments

As part of the indigenous public authoring / TEK (traditional environmental & cultural knowledge) project I am working on with anthropologist James Leach in Papua New Guinea we have created a simple 1 page poster of folding instructions for making up bookleteer/diffusion books in English and Tok Pisin. Thanks to Porer Nombo and Rembi Yemui […]

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Page Planners

September 10th, 2014 No Comments

We have created an additional resource to help plan layouts and work out how many pages you need when devising your content for bookleteer. Two PDF documents are available, one for planning landscape books and another for portrait books. Download the Landscape Planner or the Portrait Planner.

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Crib Sheet for setting up new documents

June 12th, 2014 No Comments

During our recent pop up publishing workshops I was able to observe that one of the most common tricky aspects of using bookleteer for new members was remembering the steps for setting up a new document to create the ‘Content PDF’ to upload. I’ve now put together a very simple crib sheet for users to […]

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Easy peasy way of making A4 & A3 StoryCubes on any printer

September 16th, 2011 2 Comments

Recently, we’ve discovered a very, very simple way of making your own cardboard, hard-wearing StoryCubes, using only: A free bookleteer account If you haven’t signed up for a free bookleteer account yet, do so here. A4 single label paper, suitable for Inkjet or Laserjet printers Full sheet label paper, available from any decent stationers (Avery […]

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New feature: bookleteer online bookreader

June 6th, 2011 7 Comments

We’re really excited to announce a major new feature to bookleteer : an online bookreader allowing you to read and share your eBooks online. The bookreader is built in HTML5 and can be opened by standard web browsers – so now your eBooks can also be read on screen on a computer, laptop, smartphone (iPhone/Android […]

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FAQ page and User Forum

March 6th, 2011 No Comments

We now have a Frequently Asked Questions page and User Forum for members of bookleteer to post questions, comments, tips and answers.

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Updated help page

May 25th, 2010 No Comments

We’ve updated the help page to reflect questions arising from the new features and services we introduced last week. Please refer to it for information on the differences between designs, page sizes, image dimensions and ordering. Do please give us feedback (via this blog, our twitter account or by email) if you have further questions […]

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Guide to new features

May 18th, 2010 No Comments

What Design Should I Choose? Proboscis have created 2 different eBook designs which you can choose from, both of which are available for A4/US and A3/Ledger sizes. Basic is a simple book design which places the title, author, a cover image and a logo image on the front cover. The eBook title, author, credits and […]

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New videos on folding/making Diffusion eBooks

May 1st, 2010 No Comments

We’ve recently posted some new videos demonstrating how to fold, cut and make up the 4 different types of Diffusion eBooks that can be made using bookleteer: How to make: Book Landscape Diffusion eBook from Proboscis on Vimeo. How to make: Book Portrait Diffusion eBook from Proboscis on Vimeo. How to make: Classic Landscape Diffusion […]

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bookleteer user guides

November 4th, 2009 No Comments

Giles asked me to help put together some user guides for bookleteer so I took the opportunity of the first Pitch Up and Publish event to see how people went about using bookleteer and to ask them the kinds of problems they encountered. Having worked with the original Diffusion Generator it was really satisfying to […]

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