Book Design Made Simple
A step-by-step guide to designing and typesetting your own book using Adobe InDesign
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.
Praise For Book Design Made Simple: A step-by-step guide to designing and typesetting your own book using Adobe InDesign…
"What sets Book Design Made Simple apart is its unique combination of publication design fundamentals and detailed InDesign tutorial. There are lots of general graphic design books, lots of publication design books, and lots of InDesign tutorials and guides. But, until now, there hasn’t been a single volume that perfectly addresses the needs of graphic professionals who want to take full advantage of InDesign’s ability to produce better-looking, easier-to-read books as efficiently as possible. It contains over 400 pages of design tips, InDesign commands, and features." — Content Marketing Institute
12 Pines Press, 9780994096906, 512pp.
Publication Date: January 17, 2016
About the Author
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.