THE NOVEL DOCUMENT CLASS
The novel LuaLaTeX document class is specifically written to meet the needs of original fiction writers, who are typesetting their own novels for non-color print-on-demand technology. If that does not describe your objective, then this is the wrong document class for you. There is no support for E-books. The needs of academic writers and picture-book layout are largely unmet.
If your book is a detective novel, science fiction, romance, or collection of short stories, then you are in the right place. This document class has been used for creating several actual printed novels, both text interior and color cover. Internal code can create PDF/X files for the interior and cover. Furthermore, a color cover image can be separated to CMYK at 240% ink limit, as required by some print-on-demand services.
This class requires TeXLive 2016 or later, or recent MiKTeX. Distributions based on TeXLive 2015 or earlier will fail.
Extensive documentation is in HTML format. The "novel.pdf" file is merely a place-holder.
Version 1.52, April 26, 2018: Enhanced detection and Warnings, using Lua code.
Version 1.50.5, April 11, 2018: Minor bug fix (incorrect warning message).
Version 1.50.4, April 7, 2018: Enhancements to novel-scripts.
Version 1.50.3, April 5, 2018: Further minor enhancements to novel-scripts.
Version 1.50.2, April 3, 2018: Minor enhancements to novel-scripts.
Version 1.50.1, March 29, 2018: New features pertaining to image placement. Scripts for pre-processing images. Sandbox mode. Internal drop cap capability. Reference to obsolete macros removed from documentation. General cleanup of documentation and internal code.
Version 1.46.2, January 14, 2018: Now called the "old" version. Internal code cleanup, docs cleanup. No known bugs.
The LaTeX code and documentation are licensed under the LaTeX Project Public License, v.1.3c. The included fonts NovelDeco.otf and CPmodified.otf are licensed under the SIL Open Font License, v.1.1.
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (4.8M).
novel – Class for printing fiction, such as novels
This LuaLaTeX document class is specifically written to meet the needs of original fiction writers, who are typesetting their own novels for non-color print-on-demand technology. Built-in PDF/X is available, using new technology.
The package is well suited for detective novels, science fiction, and short stories. It is however not recommended for creating color picture books or dissertations.
|Licenses||The SIL Open Font License|
The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c
|Copyright||2017–2018 Robert Allgeyer|
|Contained in||TeX Live as novel|
MiKTeX as novel