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More Harry Potter Fan Fiction: Ring of Reduction, Chapters 4-9

May 17th, 2005

Okay, I’ve finished editing chapters 4-9 of Ring of Reduction. Things are going faster than I thought, and with luck, I’ll be finished with the whole text in a week or so. In the meantime, enjoy more adventures of Harry Potter!

These two set weigh in a bit more than the last one, at 580 KB and 680 KB, respectively. A few stats for the record: so far, 113 people have downloaded the entire-book file for The Veil of Mystery since it was made available about four weeks ago, 24 have downloaded the entire book by chapter segments, and another 18 have downloaded the text file, for 155 total downloads. And since three days ago, 22 have downloaded the first three chapters of Ring of Reduction. Several dozen visitors have come in from search engines looking for Harry Potter fan fiction… though some of the search terms suggest that not all of them are looking for, um, this kind of story.

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  1. Brad
    May 17th, 2005 at 15:47 | #1

    Did you say that you’re formatting this to print on B5-size pages?

    I’m one of the downloaders of the entire first book, but I typically print to A4 size paper, so a lot of the paper surface is wasted. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to print two B5 pages to an A4 page, something like that? Totally naive questions, but I don’t have too much experience with this sort of thing.



  2. Luis
    May 17th, 2005 at 16:33 | #2


    I’m formatting for B5 because that’s closer to “book” size and it displays better on a computer screen.

    A4 (8.4″ x 11.8″ roughly) is closer to standard US letter size (8.5″ x 11″), a bit narrower and a touch taller than US Letter. B5 is roughly 7″ wide and 10″ wide.

    If you print enlarged, you could print the B5 so that it fits on a US Letter sheet and it might look OK (it would take about 115% enlargement).

    To do that, before you print, go to Page Setup and look for the “Scale” setting, and set to 115%, print out a few pages to see what it looks like.

    Or, if you prefer, I could bang out an extra PDF file set to US Letter and whatever other kind of formatting you might like. But I wouldn’t want to do it by chapter, only for the whole book. My settings now are Garamond 12 pt, 1.5x line spacing, something like 0.6″ margins, B5 paper size. If I set it at, for example, single-spaced on US Letter size, it would take a LOT less paper to print… maybe something like 500 pages or so, I’m just guessing.

    Any preferences?

  3. Brad
    May 17th, 2005 at 17:13 | #3

    Thanks for the offer Luis! I’ll wait until you’ve got the whole book done, and see how it looks on your B5 version. I understand now … you’re doing this for presentation on the computer monitor. I’m so used to printing and taking home the good stuff for a ‘real’ read (I must be old fashioned!) I clean forgot that some people – most? – are happy to peruse from their monitors. Comprendo.


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