David Sless of the Communication Research Institute (in Australia) is publishing a series of blog posts on the topic of rethinking communication and information design: the big shift. The series starts here and contains much food for thought.
Self-Publishing using LibreOffice Writer:
How to use free software to write, design, and create PDFs for print-on-demand books
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