[OS X TeX] Writing a book

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Feb 18 19:56:16 CET 2014

On Feb 18, 2014, at 12:03 PM, John B. Thoo wrote:

> The deal with my friend is that I would typeset, and she would find a publisher. (She has experience with this, whereas this would be my first.)  So, now that she's found a publisher and we've signed a contract, I can't tell her to dump them.
> I guess that the publisher is just not comfortable dealing with LaTeX. Eventually, they did say that they do contract a "compositor," but it was clear that it was not their preference to work with LaTeX.  Nevertheless, they finally told me to send them a PDF along with the LaTeX source files, but not to expect any help with the typesetting.

If you're doing the typesetting and providing a press-ready .pdf, there's no need to involve a compositor.

Ask them how much they plan on paying the compositor and suggest they pay you instead.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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