Practical Professional Self-Publishing Handbook
Why do you need to read this book?As I have become involved with the amazing variety of the new breed of authors—digital self publishing pioneers, it has been stunning to watch and listen as they discuss the problems they are having because they are working in Word. If they are dealing with quality issues, Word rarely has an answer. In fact, it’s sad to see that there is no comprehension that using Word is the source of many of their problems with professionalism and efficient production.
This book will give you solutions to that.Even though InDesign is commonly written off as too expensive and too hard to learn, the simple facts are: you are either going to learn it or you are going to pay someone who does know it to use it for you. The cost of doing that for one book will pay for the software. The time spent will quickly surpass what it would have taken to learn the program.
Plus, there’s nothing like the joy of producing professional work by yourself. The book production aspect is just as much fun and as satisfying as writing the book in the first place. Your book becomes a synergistic exercise where you watch as the parts combine to make something far larger as a whole—a beautiful, readable book clearly communicating the message or story which you’ve been given to share.
Second: This book gives book design information to the many InDesign users who are now being asked to design and produce books and ebooks.For many graphic designers, books are a brand new area of design. This book will give you the norms, show you how the industry works, and give you the answers you need to communicate with the authors coming to you for book designs.
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