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THE NOVEL DOCUMENT CLASS

The novel Lua 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 Live 2016 or later, or re­cent MiK. Distri­bu­tions based on Live 2015 or ear­lier will fail.

Ex­ten­sive doc­u­men­ta­tion is in HTML for­mat. The "novel.pdf" file is merely a place-holder.

News:

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.

Li­cense:

The code and doc­u­men­ta­tion are li­censed un­der the 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 Lua 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.

Pack­agenovel
Ver­sion1.52 2018-04-26
Li­censesThe SIL Open Font Li­cense
The Project Public Li­cense 1.3c
Copy­right2017–2018 Robert All­geyer
Main­tainerRobert All­geyer
TDS archivenovel.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as novel
MiKTeX as novel
TopicsLua
Book pub­li­ca­tion
Class
Pro­duc­tion
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