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Slef publishing? Have your patience about you; it will be tested.
Member Name: kristajoy
Advantages: Lovely print, great site
Disadvantages: The most exhasperating program I have ever used.
I can honestly say as I writer attempting to self publish, Blurb.com, with its raving reviews and fair prices, seemed like a dream come true. The site is easy to use, well organised, and appealing to the eye. The books are well printed and very professional.
However, if you are planning to download 'Booksmart' (which in itself is an ironic name - there is little smart about it) be warned to have your patience about you; it will be tested.
I am currently working on my second book within Booksmart, and have in fact taken a break from my work to write this review, as I can hide my criticisms no longer.
First and foremost; font. This program will not accept which font I want to use, and changes it every time I add new text.
Second; Size; the text I paste in from my word processor is size ten. When I look in Booksmart, it is a random mixture of size ten and twelve, which I have to correct page by page. When I try to highlight and change the whole document, the program crashes.
Third; Alignment; I want my work aligned to the left, but again, when I paste it in, it is randomly centralised in parts, which I have to correct page by page, lest the program crash.
It may seem like I am being petty, if not lazy, but these bugs are adding hours to my work, and were it not a matter of price, I would have immediately gone elsewhere. It is only the price and the print that is keeping this review at three stars, the program has TOO many bugs.
Summary: It is only the price and the print that is keeping this review at three stars.