[texhax] Latex templates (and tips) for Lulu books?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Mar 28 13:18:45 CEST 2007

On Mar 28, 2007, at 12:26 AM, M. Fioretti wrote:

> Greetings,
> I hoped that this information and material were already available
> online, but apparently this isn't the case.
> I am looking for a ready Latex template for a 6 x 9 Lulu book. Can
> they be downloaded from some website?

Not as such. AFAIK.

> I *am* willing to make one myself, both to learn Latex better and to
> hack things to better suit my taste, but I'd really prefer to start
> from something which already works.

Just setting the size to 6 x 9 (say using the geometry package)  
should go a long way towards that.

> If it matters, the book would be text only, with both internal cross
> references and external bibliography, but no pictures, diagrams or
> tables.
> Besides the template or pointers to it, any typesetting feedback and
> tip for this specific book format (which font, font size, whatever!)
> is very welcome.

My suggestion would be to use memoir or the Koma script documentclass  
--- probably the latter since you're in Europe. Memoir has excellent  
documentation (oriented towards North American conventions and  
usages), and I'm pretty sure the (non-English) docs for Koma are as  
good (and oriented towards European conventions).

I've a list of books on typography which you may find of interest:


and also a list of free texts on TeX:


I also did some pieces which are in my portfolio which you may find  
of interest, or perhaps also my .pdf version of Mike Brotherton's  
_Star Dragon_ which I posted the preamble for to comp.text.tex:



(or search your favourite usenet archive for ``mike brotherton star  
dragon pdf'')


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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