My father’s book: Typesetting and publishing a family memoir

Dominik Wujastyk

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In 2010, I typeset a 650-page book of memoirs, political essays, and biographical sketches written by my 97-year-old father. The book is in the Polish language, and was published by the University of Lublin. For the design and typsetting I made choices that stylistically echoed my father’s life-long links with Malta and Poland. Due to financial restrictions at the University of Lublin, I worked out a cost-effective pathway for printing and distribution using an American web-based printing and distribution service. The final result is of a high standard, and has been gratifyingly well received by all parties. Some niggles remain, however, regarding publicity and distribution. In this paper, I shall describe my choices and discoveries in producing my father’s book.