Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers

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Aeonix Publishing Group, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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If you are a writer working with a publisher (large or small) or if you are a small or first time publisher, BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION will help you understand the book production process and the principles of good cover and interior book design. It will allow you to look at a book design and immediately see the common errors and to see that a book is following the traditions of good book design that gives credibility to your message. Whether you do the work yourself of hire it done, BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION will help you get your book done right. Use this book to guide you through the book design and production process.
  

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Review: Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers

User Review  - Elizabeth (Jackie) Rose - Goodreads

Love this book! Wish I had read when I first got into Desktop Publishing, back in the day. So much information!!! The glossary will be a very helpful reference tool. And I know that I will wear down many of the dtp/graphic tips as I launch my new venture. Read full review

Review: Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers

User Review  - Elizabeth Rose - Goodreads

Love this book! Wish I had read when I first got into Desktop Publishing, back in the day. So much information!!! The glossary will be a very helpful reference tool. And I know that I will wear down many of the dtp/graphic tips as I launch my new venture. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Some History
17
The Process
23
Decisions Decisions
29
Parts of a Book
43
Lets Talk About Type
55
Design With Type
75
Professional Tools
85
Book Covers
161
Childrens Books
169
Color Printing
175
Scanning
177
Hiring a Designer
187
Glossary
197
Resources
295
Sources for Buying Type
307

Using Word for Layout
95
Page Layout with InDesign
109
Selecting a Printer
127
Index
309
About the Author
315
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Pete Masterson has the perfect background to walk both beginners and experienced authors and publishers through every step of the book-creation process. He * pioneered the use of on-demand printing, back in 1982, when he was in charge of publishing tariffs for a large railroad *operated several book design, printing, and typesetting businesses--serving cleints like HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, and University of California Press *Integrated desktop publishing services intoo a traditonal print shop -- in 1987! *managed contractor staff providing printign, graphiccs, and book production for NASA Ames Research Center.

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