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It might me a bit too premature to start offering templates for books and cover pages for a project that is still in development.

Once Publisher hits v1. I'm sure templates for books and cover will be offered by both Affinity and users alike. :)

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Book covers really wouldn't be a good idea until such time as one can have more than a two-page spread. They would be single page documents, two-page at best without being able to change the spine (and or also flaps) without a lot of manual work.

Now, most of the time I do the covers in a single-page file, so changing the spine, which is dependent upon paper thickness isn't a bother to me, but it is prone to error unless one knows what to do with all the elements on the cover design. Having more than a two-page spread like in ID is far easier.


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I absolutely agree. We Book designers waste a lot of time adjusting parameters - and that happens almost every time ;-(. We would also need a slug to be able to add extra information on the edge. But IF... if there would be an easier way to adjust spine and flaps ... yeppp, that would be a blessing!

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I have a question about publishing books for print and creating book covers. 

Can we do that in Affinity Publisher?

i assumed this was a publishing program for books too.

Please advise as books are the primary type of content I publish. 

My hopes are to provide our authors with a  viable publishing option. 

Thank you very much for whatever light you can shed on the topic. 

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On 6/25/2019 at 6:06 AM, Dvorah said:

I have a question about publishing books for print and creating book covers. 

Can we do that in Affinity Publisher?

i assumed this was a publishing program for books too.

Please advise as books are the primary type of content I publish. 

My hopes are to provide our authors with a  viable publishing option. 

Thank you very much for whatever light you can shed on the topic. 

You can create printed books and covers in Publisher. If your book covers need heavy image compositing, it's better to use Affinity photo.

There are some missing features that can be needed in some books, like footnotes/endnotes, running head based on paragraph/character styles, tables spanning through pages, support for rtl languages and vertical typography for CJK text. So put that in mind if you need any of them.

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16 hours ago, toutou123 said:

There are some missing features that can be needed in some books, like ....... running head based on paragraph/character styles, ..........

Please explain why this is not possible in the current version of AP>

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12 minutes ago, Hilltop said:

Please explain why this is not possible in the current version of AP>

The software is less than 1 year old. They added a lot of features form the first beta till now, they'll work on adding more features by the time, you just need to be aware if the tools you need now are present now or not yet.

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