InDesign CC: Book Production, Putting the book together
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InDesign CC: Book Production, Putting the book together

Producing books as we discuss why and how things are done
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Created by David Bergsland
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Design and produce an excellent print version of a book
  • Create a full-color downloadable PDF version
  • Make a Kindle Print Replica, Kid's book, or Comic version
  • Convert the downloadable PDF into an ePUB FXL [fixed layout]
  • Convert the downloadable PDF into an ePUB Reflowable version
  • Convert the ePUB Reflow into a Kindle book
  • Upload the book versions to the various distributors and aggregators
  • Develop an online platform for marketing the author and the books
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Requirements
  • The InDesign CC: Book Production, Starting With Basic Typography course
  • "Book Publishing With InDesign CC" is the textbook [a copy is included in the first course]
  • A thorough understanding of typography, paragraph & character styles
  • Introductory knowledge of InDesign CC and a licensed copy to work with
Description

This is a very practical course. There is a lot to learn, but none of it is very difficult. It is very complex though. It is the goal of the course to make the complexity easy to understand and relatively simple to execute. If you have any questions, just send me a message or email me directly

Who is the target audience?
  • The graphic designer or author who needs to handle the complexity more easily
  • The author looking to improve the writing experience, as well as making the book release simple
Compare to Other InDesign Courses
Curriculum For This Course
59 Lectures
08:42:43
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Assembling the pieces of the book
9 Lectures 59:13

This will be a tightly constrained tutorial/demo enabling you to get your feet wet by producing a real book.
Producing your first real book
1 question

A public domain book: learning the workspace
05:09

For this first assignment, I want to give you a large head start to help you see the process more easily.

Book One: Examining the template
05:11

This is not a creative assignment, but a production project.

Examining downloaded folder content
08:22

How to quickly rough format a document
05:03

Formatting the locally formatted copy
09:32

Cleaning up widows, orphans, and runts
09:21

Finishing your first book
05:26

The design power available is an incredible joy, as you learn to work on the book as a whole.

Working fully formatted
07:20
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Adding the content
3 Lectures 38:04

InDesign enables you to make the software work the way which makes you comfortable with the process.

Preview 15:26

Setting up a new book file
07:51

Bringing in a word processing file
14:47
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Dealing with the graphics
15 Lectures 01:58:42
A quick and grungy look at some graphics
03:54

Vector and bitmap graphics how they're used
07:08

Playing with a vector lizard
06:24

Why we draw in InDesign
06:16

Dealing with Office graphics & InDesign's tools
06:31

Getting Started with the pen tool
06:50

A very simple Pen tool practice assignment
Drawing a two-point circle
1 question

FrameTools and the Pencil
08:47

Combining paths: Grouping, Compound, and Pathfinder
06:00

A combining paths demo showing some of the difficulties
08:58

Managing your JPEGs & their artifacts
11:42

Graphic formats used for print and ebooks
07:52

The Links and Swatches panels are very powerful
17:43

Copy/Paste from Illustrator & our first look at anchored objects
04:50

Learning the Anchored Object dialog box
09:22

Dealing with anchored objects: frames and content
06:25
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Formatting the book
6 Lectures 47:21
A look at the styles you use: Body Copy
12:00

Paragraph styles you use: lists, heads, subheads, pull quotes and sidebars
06:33

Formatting front to back
02:05

The downloadable resources were attached to the previous lecture.
The letterpress book
1 question

Checking out the resources of your new book
06:18

Some possible solutions as you format your assignment
11:41

Designing tables
08:44
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Adding front & back matter
6 Lectures 53:40
Discussing front and back matter for a book
16:36

Adding the front matter section to the Letterpress book
09:04

Producing a Table of Contents
08:47

Producing an Index
08:42

Adding footnotes
02:34

Formatting concepts, tips, and norms
07:57
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Designing a cover
4 Lectures 29:02
Some cover design issues and concepts
08:49

Setting up for a quick cover tutorial
05:06

Building your cover image using Effects and Modes
05:30

Finishing off a couple of covers
09:37
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Versioning: producing the various distributed versions
12 Lectures 02:25:43
The different requirements for the various formats
18:44

Public Domain project: exporting the PDFs
11:42

Designing ePUBs and using hyperlinks
10:18

Beginning to design your ePUBs
08:43

Design issues with graphics and fonts
06:55

Other ePUB design issues you need to check
12:28

Demoing an ePUB FXL: Part 1
11:50

Part 2 of the FXL demo
17:15

Converting the book for Reflow
11:41

Exporting your new ePUB Reflow
09:28

Producing and exporting a book which will work for Kindle
19:36

Using Adobe's Publish Online
07:03
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Marketing & Distribution choices
4 Lectures 27:32
Uploading your Createspace book
07:28

Dealing with the distributors and aggregators
05:22

What do you mean I have to market my books?!
07:41

Some closing thoughts
07:01
About the Instructor
David Bergsland
4.4 Average rating
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278 Students
3 Courses
Author, font designer, & publisher at The Skilled Workman
  • Began art & design career doing posters for my acid rock band in Minneapolis
  • Earned my BFA in printmaking & painting in 1971
  • Illustrated for publishers as soon as I was graduated
  • Became a graphic artist in 1979 in West Virginia
  • Grew into Typographer & Art Director in 1983 in Albuquerque at a large commercial printer
  • Began teaching commercial printing in 1991 in a large community college in Albuquerque
  • Started writing textbooks in 1994 beginning with “Printing In A Digital World”—the 1st textbook on the all-digital workflow for commercial printing
  • Began designing fonts to use in my books
  • Developed digital publishing degree in 1996
  • Initiated on-demand publishing house for print & ebooks in 2002—which developed into a full-time effort in 2009