I’ve published a sample of the new book on the Adobe servers. It’s about 75 pages of the various sections of the book. If you are interested in a review copy I recommend the PDF is reader’s spreads with the full color graphics. Let me know if you are interested.
If word processor book production is taking up too much time and the results are not as good as you need, this is the book for you.
This book is organized into seven major parts
There is no way around it. Creating a book and publishing it is a major project. There are seven major areas you need to have covered. Obviously, you can use these parts as references for that portion of your book.
Part One: A basic overview of self-publishing
Part Two: Writing the copy
It includes solid training in basic typography
Part Three: Adding the graphics
How to make a graphic in InDesign. How to convert them in Photoshop for use in ebooks. What formats should be used and why. It includes a section on cover design, and includes two tutorials on cover production.
Part Four: Layout: designing the book
Here you get the information you need to use fonts professionally. This covers why and how typesetting (what we do in InDesign) differs from typewriting (what you do in Word and Scrivener).
Here is the conceptual knowledge on how to set up a functional default set of paragraph and character styles, plus an intro to object styles. You’ll modify these for your use.
Part Five: The various ebook versions
Here are design tips and techniques for converting your printed book to a downloadable PDF and various ePUBs: fixed layout [FXL] and Reflowable—ready to upload to iBooks, Kobo, NookBooks, Smashwords, and Draft2Digital. Included is a simple conversion process for your Kindle version.
Part Six: Uploading to the various suppliers
Information and advice about the companies used in early 2016 for on-demand publishing for free or very close to it.
Part Seven: Christian Marketing
Specific help for Christian authors to help your readers discover your book. This advice is quite different than what you will normally find. I’m no real marketing help to non-believers, though the techniques work for you, too.