The Business of Book Publishing: ISBNs and Barcodes

Submitted by mhiscock on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:30

If you’re in the publishing business – whether self-publishing or traditional – there’s a few book basics you need to know to get your books ready for sale. Authors and publishers alike should familiarize themselves with ISBNs and Barcodes to make the book publishing process run smoothly.

First, what is an ISBN and why do they matter?

The Business of Book Publishing: Cost of Printing Your Book

Submitted by kms on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 13:38

In the book publishing business, it’s important for self-publishers and publishers to consider the cost of printing books.  Though much is digital these days, many readers still buy and prefer printed versions.  Since the entire process of publishing a book (online or in print) can get costly, here’s five key points to remember about the cost of printing your book.

Techne Challenge 5: Using Master Pages

Submitted by gcarana on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 18:04

For a Publisher or Editor, Adobe InDesign's Master Pages tool is a great way to save time and effort when working with a mulipage document. It is like a background, that you can use to apply settings to all of the pages of the document at once. Master pages are useful for adding page numbers, logos, headers/footers, or can serve as placeholders. To access the Master Pages Feature, open the document of choice and open the "Pages" tab from the pallette on the right side of the page.

InDesign Secrets – Edit All your Export Tags at Once

Submitted by mhiscock on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:38

As a book publisher or author, you should be familiar with preparing your documents for exporting to EPUB in InDesign. Part of preparation process involves creating export tags. If you often find yourself tediously double-clicking each paragraph and character style individually to set your export tags, I have news for you: there’s a better way.

This quick guide shows you how to pull up the interface that allows you to edit your Export Tagging settings for every Paragraph and Character Style all at once. No more double-clicking!

1. Open up the Paragraph Styles panel

Techne Challenge 5: Controlling InDesign Hyphenation

Submitted by jvb on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 04:34

Hyphenation is often a site of struggle for authors and publishers trying to format their books in InDesign. By default, InDesign hyphenates longer words at the end of a line of a text rather than pushing the entire word to the next line. Luckily, it's simple to modify these settings to meet your needs.