Book Design Made Simple: A step-by-step guide to designing and typesetting your own book using Adobe InDesign

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Book of the Year, 2016 Independent Publishers of New England Book Awards
Gold Medal winner, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Gold Medal winner, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Silver Medal winner, Foreword Reviews' 2016 IndieFAB Book of the Year
Book Design Made Simple gives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers―novices and experts alike―the power to design their own books. It's the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe® InDesign® right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book.
(Fiona Raven and Glenna Collett)

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Design your book with confidence―even if it’s your first book!

Book Design Made Simple is the only comprehensive resource for designing and typesetting your own book using Adobe® InDesign®. It’ll teach you everything you need to know from start to finish and help you avoid costly pitfalls.

Learn the basics of book design from two experts:

·        easily set up Adobe® InDesign®

·        insert your text into real book pages

·        learn simple design principles

·        see multiple design options at each step

·        master professional typesetting tips

·        use only the information you need

·        research your target market

·        design your book cover in easy steps

·        obtain an ISBN and bar code

·        gather and upload files for the printer

Save time and money―do it yourself with help from the experts. This book shows you how and explains why. So take control of your creative vision and make it happen!

(Fiona Raven and Glenna Collett)

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Fiona Raven and Glenna Collett are book designers with a combined 60 years of experience. After collaborating on designing books for self-publishing authors, they joined forces to write Book Design Made Simple, a 500-page comprehensive guide to designing and typesetting books for non-designers and designers alike. Fiona has designed hundreds of books for self-publishers, small presses, and first-time authors since 1995. Glenna has designed more than 100 textbooks for large publishers, dozens of self-published books for individual authors, and she also teaches workshops on self-publishing.

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