Beating Technical Challenges: Our Adobe Adventure
Hey there, fellow design enthusiasts! Let's talk about the wild world of digital design and the not-so-glamorous hurdles we face when diving into the depths of Adobe software. Spoiler alert: it's not always a smooth ride.
The very merry guide to killing your reflowable epub
Oh, yes, here it is. Not a fancy, well-considered recipe for your perfect reflowable epub, but the very contradiction of it. Based on what? On questions from different people and my very personal experience as a reader.
Proofreading – how to mark your corrections
You sent your book manuscript to the typesetter, waited patiently, and finally you got your book in a PDF file, ready for the first round of correction. If you ever wondered how to mark all your comments and indicate problems in a text, here are some tips how to prepare your proofreading remarks to make the whole process easier for both you and your typesetter.
How to prepare your text before typesetting (part 2)
As I mentioned in a previous article, MS Word is not a page layout program, and therefore you don't need to spend hours working on your document before sending it to the book designer.
How to prepare your text before typesetting (part 1)
MS Word is a very popular program for text editing, but it misses some key features to prepare files for print. That's why it shouldn't be used for design and layout pages.
Epublishing for education: what you should know about ebook conversion (Part 1)
Why do ebooks' developers perceive ebooks in a different way than publishers or readers?
Your book cover as a marketing tool
Most of you will probably agree that the book cover is an essential part of any novel, publication or even textbook. The cover not only protects books from damage and helps contain the pages but also carries vital information regarding the title, the author and more. However, the face of your book is not only of practical importance.
Prepress: How to prepare your book for print
In spite of the whole industry being aware of the term “Prepress”, we can still see some discrepancies in understanding the meaning of this phrase. So, before we go any further, let me start this article by explaining where this name derives from and what it refers to.