All Posts by Dale Youngman

Formatting for readability

Line length On a page over 6 inches wide, text lines are generally too long for comfortable reading in a single column. Typesetting guidelines suggest an optimal line length is between 1.5 and 2 alphabets (39-52 characters). The standard letter format with 1″ margins on a 8.5″x11″ page is too long. Do your readers a favour […]

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25 years! Rolling with industry changes!

In the 25 years since incorporating PageMaster, there have been significant disruptions. The intention was never to become a commercial print or graphic design shop; but to provide efficient, high-quality services around publishing. This is a reflection on the past 25 years in publishing, and how the company has rolled with industry changes and opportunities. Three […]

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Pricing your book guide

Pricing your book

Is your book priced right? With the rise of self-publishing, authors have the responsibility of setting the price for their book. I am often asked for guidance and have seen pricing mistakes. This article considers basic pricing components and a simplified break-even analysis to help you understand pricing options.“The moment you make a mistake in […]

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Access during Covid-19

It has been over two years since “three weeks to bend the curve”. Things are fairly normal in March 2022. Masks are optional, let us know if you prefer staff to wear a mask. We ask for appointments for all consultations, but you can pickup or drop off anytime we are open. Drop in and check […]

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Steps to publish your art as cards, notecards or postcards

Publishing your work as art cards, notebooks and postcardsArt cards, notebooks and postcards are excellent for getting your name out there while earning some coin. Notebooks are working well for abstract artists where color and feeling draw. Postcards are great for photographs and promotion.  Art cards are used as stationary and often framed. They are available in a […]

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