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InDesign CC: Book Production, Laying a solid foundation

What you need to know before you start putting your book together

4.25 / 5.0
285 students3 hours 55 minutes

Created by David Bergsland, offered on Udemy

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This is an essential typography course. Books, almost more than any project, need superlative typography to enable your readers to actually read the book. Without these skills and knowledge, your books will be compromised before you even release them.

You will discover why InDesign is necessary for book production. Word, and word processors in general, do not even have the capability of producing excellent typography.

This course covers the basic concepts you need to understand before you start putting your book together: how to set up your document—size, margins, and column width; Typography: what it is and how you produce excellent, readable typography so you can design your paragraphs to enable your readers to comfortably enjoy reading your book. By the time you finish the course, you will be amazed at all you didn't know about typography, readability, and how to communicate with your readers [or the readers of your clients].

What you will learn

  • Select book size, margins, column width, and more for the print version of their books
  • Develop typographically excellent paragraph designs coupled with the knowledge needed to make professional decisions
  • Will be able to set up an efficient default set of paragraph styles and character styles


  • Basic introductory knowledge of InDesign CC
  • A desire to make books look professional
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  • Price: $49.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 3 hours 55 minutes
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bestcourses score: 4.7/10

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