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Name of Author By Title of Book Book (09 Jan 2004 at 12:01)
After a disappointing first print, I got my replacement copy of my book from lulu, and this one looks great. I now heartily recommend them for printing up your, or my, book. Here's the order page (it costs about $10.00 total including shipping) and of course you can still read it online for free. (The reason I keep reminding you that I don't make any money off this is that CMU, like most schools, has a ban on using their network for personal profit.)
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jcreed (curry.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 01.09.04 12:39:08
Was there anything you changed to make it better for the next print, or was it just a fuck-up on their end? Just wandering if there's anything to watch out for if I submit stuff to them at a future date.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 01.09.04 12:57:31
No, it was just a screw up, but apparently several people had the same problem around the same time. Their support is actually really nice; they refunded me my money *and* sent a free replacement.

One thing to watch, though, is that they stick a mandatory logo in the bottom center of your back cover, and it's black on white.
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jcreed (curry.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 01.09.04 13:49:41
Also, when you design your cover, does the width of the image depend on the thickness of the book? Otherwise, what goes on the spine of the book?
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 01.09.04 13:58:33
The front and back covers are uploaded separately. You can set the color for the spine, and text to appear on it (in either "Serif" or "Sans Serif" (looks like Arial). With my title I had a gradient on each cover to the spine cover, which I think looks pretty good.

You should take a look at my copy and my latex settings if you're interested in using lulu.
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jcreed (128.2.65.107) – 01.09.04 15:33:44
That's too bad. It would be fun to make up a little publishing-house logo that sits on the bottom of the spine.
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-56-57.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 01.09.04 16:44:45
They stick a lulu one there for you, too. Whenever I suggest something like this on the forums, they claim that they're working on it and plan to offer more options, so maybe they will, eventually.
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