We use Scribus a lot – in the past year we have set two commercial trade paperback books, designed numerous A5/6 sized cards (both for charity and retail), newsletters for clients and 3-folds – so I think it is fair to put in a kind word for something that is Free and Open Source.
After 4 years since the last release, Scribus is now at release 1.4. See their release note here – http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.4.0_Release
We’ve been using the beta version for the past year so it should be stable enough for production work. We’ll see and I’ll be upgrading our machines and producing a client e-mail newsletter as our first use of this new release.
Keep up the good work Scribus team !