David Bergsland Design is over 50 years old now. There have been many dbas along the way: Radiqx Press, Creative Spirit, Bergsland Design, Hackberry Font Foundry, NuevoDeco fonts, and more I’m sure. I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, font designer, typographer, book designer, marketer, teacher, speaker, and on & on…
Book Shepherd, Production Specialist, & Mentor
Book production is what I do—unless I am writing or designing fonts. David Bergsland Design has changed a lot since 1967. Increasingly, my focus is on helping authors to produce the print and ebook versions they need to self-publish. For the unique problems faced by Christian authors like myself, please check out Reality Calling.
This site is also the home of the Hackberry font foundry
But back to publishing: the main thing is that publishing has radically changed. The actual publishing and distributing of the books are now free. But, only once you have the copy and artwork ready to upload. You can still go the more traditional route—attempting to get your book into the brick and mortar stores. But for most authors, those venues are down the road a bit. As you begin, you need to get your book released so you can get working on your second book and begin the process of building a name for yourself. As your output develops and matures, you need to make sure it fits in with your plan.
David Bergsland Design has grown a great deal.
At this point, my role varies depending on your need. I can completely shepherd you through the entire process from concept to release. I can help with the marketing after release. As far as actual book production is concerned, I can prepare the book for you to publish, and upload it for you. Or, I can teach you how to do it by mentoring you through the process [with the use of my books].
Increasingly, teachings are being added
I’ve been working in publishing production since 1971. In 1991, I began teaching the materials at the college level. Beginning in 1994 I began writing my first textbook and designing the fonts to be used in its production. Since 2009 I have been writing, producing, and publishing full-time. If you choose me to help, my sharp focus will be on helping you do what you need to do to get your book published.