These are my tips for book production with Scribus:
- Use the latest upstream stable version of Scribus. The GNU/Linux distribution packages are often a release or two behind, and you really don’t want that.
- Unless you have a very fast CPU in your computer, break the book document up into sections or chapters – it will make the editing process much more bearable. It also keeps the sections separate at the proofing and corrections stage.
- Import master pages from one section to another to maintain consistency, such as margin and page number formatting.
- Export each section as an individual PDF file. Then use pdftk to stitch the section together into a single inside pages PDF for your litho platemaker or print-on-demand digital press. No doubt the cover will be required as a separate PDF.
These were taken from an article in Free Software Magazie