Illustrate Your Self-Published Book; The Author's Guide for Drawing, Photography, Typesetting & Production

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Finally, a book for self-publishers showing you how easy it is to make illustrations that will be incorporated into your book. Illustrate Your Self-Published Book tells and shows what you need to know as an author. Such as using the storyboard method for organization of the illustrations. All the equipment & materials you'll need and their cost.
Illustrate Your Self-Published Book discusses the anatomy of your book, covers, spine, front and back matter. In addition it shows both page layout dimensions, specs and discusses book bindings. Not very much is written about text readability, which type style, size, but those specs are printed here. What is the optimum specs for readability, column width etc.
There is a large section about making line drawings, as they are cheap and easy to make.
About 1/3 of Illustrate Your Self-Published Book is about making photographs with a digital or film camera. light sources, filters. A special rig that you can make out of PVC pipe is shown with many problem-type photographs, like a coin are shown with light light sources that are clamped on the rig.
Scanning of line drawings and photographs are discussed, as is the topic of digitally modifying your photos to get rid of junk in the background. Illustrate Your Self-Published Book is just stuffed with useful information. The author teaches pen & ink drawings for publication, book illustration, photography, scientific photography & medical illustration.
He believes anyone can illustrate their own book even if they have been told that they can't draw. Mikulich, has put all the fast drawing tricks that professional illustrators use. like tracing photographs and laser prints on a light box you can build simply.
Besides drawing, he shows you how digital photography & scanning is done and incorporated into the printed page using the computer.
Illustrate Your Self-Published Bookis packed with hard-to-find information that will help you build your own book.

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About the Author:

Marko Mikulich, is a Certified Medical Illustrator/Photographer. He graduated from Colorado State University, with a Bachelors Degree in Biological Science. Upon graduation he was selected to study Medical Illustration under the master illustrator, Thomas Harris at the University of California, San Francisco. Only 2 students were chosen for training. After graduating from UCSF, Marko worked for the Biomechanics & Orthopedic Surgery Dept. illustrating books.
Finally Marko started his own free-lance business, Medical & Scientific Illustrations Co. Much of his work was with attorneys litigating personal injury cases.
At 50 years old, he decided to get a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University. He really enjoyed the 3 years there. He is a couple credits shy of getting an Ed.S., the applied equivalent of a Ph.D.
He met his wife at Utah State University at the Graduate Computer Center that she managed. He intended to move back to the San Francisco area, but in the 3 years he was in Utah getting his degree, housing doubled in the Bay Area.
So they decided to look in Oregon. They wanted to buy a property outright. The couple found a 1 acre place in Drain. It had numerous apple & pear trees. They are still working on "The Place". The objective was to have no outstanding debt in future.
Marko said he retired, but he writes illustrated How-To Articles, and teaches 1-2 evenings a week at Lane Community College in Eugene OR.
Markos 1st book was Hydronic Heating Madness, a heating system that uses a car radiator, hotwater heater, pump & a fan. He uses the system in his and out in the studio.

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