Self-Publishing Case Study: Nonfiction Instruction book using a clean and efficient book design to translate workshop contents to the printed page
Book Layout Preparation: The Local Formatting Problem and how to move your files from Word to InDesign quickly and efficiently by using powerful software tools
Page Layout Preparation: Cleaning Up Your Word Files requires use of the Find and Replace function to quickly and efficiently remove extra codes
Book Design & Page Layout Software: A Guide for DIY Authors. Compares Word Processors, Page Layout Software and Hybrid Programs as tools for DIY Authors who want to produce their own books.
One of the projects I’m working on is a memoir of growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s a very personal but fascinating look at childhood in another time and place, and I’ll talk more about this book when it’s published, but it’s a great example of setting up a straight narrative book page layout. […]
Do you know what’s inside your word processing file? Just words? There’s a lot more than that. Take this file for instance. It looks like a pretty normal Word file, just a bunch of words on the page. It’s like a lot of files I get from authors to use in producing their book. But […]
Years ago my wife and I went to a wedding at a very prestigious “club” here in San Francisco. My wife looked gorgeous as always, and I wore a very nice light gray English wool suit that seemed suitably low-key. When we walked in the door I realized that I “hadn’t received the memo” because […]