[OS X TeX] Packages for books

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Wed Aug 22 10:55:59 EDT 2012

I had the privilege of editing a book of abstracts for Medicinal Chemistry meeting-in-miniature several years ago.
Fortuitously, I chose memoir for laying out the book.
When it came time for the deadline with the printer, I was informed that their press used 13"x19" stock, and that I would need to add a bleed to my cover page.
I only had to expand the margins of my page a little using the \setstocksize macro, and provide the proper crop marks with \settrims, etc. to match the stock.
Expanding the cover picture past the bleed wasn't very difficult.

We made the deadline with no problem.

I'm not sure I could have made those kind of adjustments readily with any other package.

You may want to discuss things like this with your intended publisher.

On Aug 22, 2012, at 9:46 AM, R Martinez wrote:

> Hello,
> I am planning to start a book project and will greatly appreciate comments on the relative merits of the various book document classes such as book, memoir, KOMA, and amsbook. I have read the chapter on books in Grätzer's "More Math Into LaTeX" 4th edition, and Peter Wilson's "Notes on Book Design." Of course, I have done my due diligence with Google.
> The book will contain many complex equations and line graphs, an executive summary, a few tables, and the usual bibliography, TOC, list of figures, and list of tables. I consider it to be a standard book without fancy headers or sidebars.
> Thanks in advance.
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