Using Linux for Book Publishing

By Deane Barker on February 19, 2005

Linux as a Publishing Platform: Here’s a great little article about how an independent role-playing game publisher used about a dozen free Linux tools to publish and support his first role-playing game. Just a nice narrative of how all the pieces came together, and how they were mostly all free.

This book project could not have happened without Linux. The high level of integration between separate tools simplified Clinton’s workflow. The fact that he did not need to invest money in software kept his start-up costs down. Even with his print run of 150 books, he was able to recoup expenses and turn a profit within his first two months of publication.

We’ve talked about self-publishing before, and the geek/offline gaming connection too.