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Designing Books

InDesign Magazine issue 105
This article appeared in Issue 105 of InDesign Magazine.

A guided tour through the eyes of a veteran designer and teacher

Designing a book is a challenge that combines time-honored aesthetics, a sound knowledge of InDesign’s long document features, and an openness to resourceful workarounds. Whether you’re laying out a novel, a technical document, or a treatise, the fundamentals are the same: you want to build a publication that is easy to read, easy to navigate, and—because you’ll inevitably need to make changes along the way—easy to update.

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Nigel French

Nigel French

Nigel French is a graphic designer, photographer, author, and teacher living in Lewes, UK. He is the author of InDesign Type and Photoshop Unmasked, both from Adobe Press, as well as several titles in the online training library, including InDesign Typography.
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2 Comments on “Designing Books

  1. I am not interested in a lot of emails about things that I can’t get without extra money. Paid subscriptions are not in my power as an employee. I clicked on the link in anticipation of reading the highlighted article only to find that it takes a premium subscription to access it. Please just send those to “premium” subscribers; don’t waste my time!

    • Hi Leesa-
      I realize it’s frustrating to follow a link that you don’t have access to, but if you’re referring to the Tip of the Week email, this article was clearly under the heading Bonus Content for Premium Members.

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