I’ve updated the Adobe InDesign PDF Preset that I use and recommend other use for digital publishing to correct an accessibility issue. The updated file is in the original post with a few notes about specifics.
I started a new part-time job at DriveThruRPG/OneBookShelf at the beginning of January, as a Publisher Relations Specialist. It’s been a whirlwind of learning new things, getting myself integrated with my co-workers — many I already knew, of course, since I’ve been using DriveThruRPG as a publisher since 2004 — and meeting and interacting with […]
The Posthuman Studios (PS+) online store has been running for just over a year-and-a-half now, with fulfillment being divided between two locations: Atlas Games handles our fulfillment for large books and backstock books and I personally ship out many pre-order books, merchandise like t-shirts and enamel pins, special cases, etc. Currently there are renovations happening […]
I was discussing Kickstarter campaign stuff with some people yesterday, and encouraged one of them to add an introductory backer level with relevant core books as digital rewards, for those people who are discovering their setting from this Kickstarter. My suggestion was to fulfill digital rewards for those backer levels every 24-48 hours during the […]
I’ve thought about a bunch of funny ways to start this post, but I don’t think there’s anything funnier than just saying it: I transposed the front and back cover on a book I just printed, Xenovore. TLDR: The problem is fixed now, and all Xenovore pre-orders have been shipped out. The printer I used […]
When I started publishing on DriveThruRPG, this was how the Publisher Tools section worked: you emailed a zip file of your games to them and they did the work to put them online. I think there were about 40 publishers on DriveThruRPG when it launched, and by my rough math between 5 and 6% of total titles were ones that I personally uploaded!
This week, as part of the GM’s Day Sale, DriveThru has put together a Design & Publishing Bundle! The bundle includes my Versatile InDesign Book Covers video tutorial and a bunch of other great stuff—Ray Vallese’s Writing With Style: An Editor’s Advice for RPG Writers, Monte Cook & Shanna Germain’s crowdfunding advice book, Kicking It, and […]
This article is funded on behalf of my generous Patreon Supporters. Please visit Patreon and support my work. There are varying reward tiers depending on your support level and the type of supporter you are (gamer, publisher, etc.) It felt for a few years like few people cared about piracy in tabletop games. Everyone had their […]
Every Friday, a list of five things: 5ive on Friday. Quickly bashed out, designed to start not finish conversations. 95% of these will be inspired by the week’s social media conversations. Kickstarter Warning Signs None of these warning signs may be a dealbreaker by themselves, but if a project ticks off more than a couple, […]
A million years ago, I cooked up an InDesign PDF Export Preset to handle exporting PDFs that worked well on the then-brand-new iPad while maintaining relatively small file sizes. I still use that preset basically every day, having published dozens of books with it. You can download it here. Adobe has instructions for loading PDF […]