Author Spotlight
Radiqx Press & David Bergsland's Writings
Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers By David Bergsland
eBook (ePub): $9.99
Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. I still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pure joy in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that fun again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
InDesign 7.5 On-Demand By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $5.99
Help for authors & teachers publishing in the new millennium The focus of this book is very sharp. It is designed for people who are designing books and booklets with very limited capital and few... More > personnel resources. It is a sharing of techniques for the new wave of author/pastor/teacher/designers who need to get their work published digitally & online.< Less
Writing In InDesign CC 2014 Producing Books: Adding Fixed Layout Epubs & Much More By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $9.99
This is a major update for me. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB... More > production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CSS works will aid your conceptual understanding. I was lukewarm about FXL until I realized that the new fixed layout ePUBs would show gradient paragraph rules, gradient strokes and fills in tables, and much more. The exported ePUBs upload flawlessly to the iBooks Store and Kobo Writing Life.< Less
Making Separated PDFs with InDesign By Chakham Lev
Paperback: $9.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
A couple of short sets of instructions to make a separated PDF in Acrobat from an existing PDF, and another to print a separated PDF directly out of InDesign
Writing In InDesign CC Producing Books By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $9.99
Virtually all professional book designers use InDesign: What is not commonly known is that this same software is the best for self-publishing authors as well. Not only is it necessary for printed... More > books, but it is now the best resource for ebook production also. InDesign CC9.2 has really ramped up its ePUB abilities. Now you can take your print document and convert it quickly and professionally to produce excellent quality downloadable PDFs, ePUBs, and Kindle books. This book shows you how to do that efficiently—by training you, using clear, practical language, in all the requirements of book production needed to self-publish. The new self-publishing author of the 21st century is enabled to take his or her books to much higher levels of excellence. This book covers how the industry works in the new millennium with print on-demand and online ebook distribution. You'll learn typography, page layout, and all the techniques pros use to give their readers a comfortable, enjoyable reading experience.< Less
How Do I Make the Next Book Better? By David Bergsland
eBook (ePub): $2.99
How can I make it better the next time? This is the plaintive question I get every time after I have set up, formatted, and uploaded a book for a new author. It is also one of the most common... More > questions I see while socially networking. Let’s get it out in the open: Preparing a print version of your book in Word or any other word processor is virtually impossible! The best way [if you must use Word] is to buy a Word template from a book designer you trust. Publishing a book is an immensely complex project. The skillsets needed are large, and require practice and experience. One of them is an area you can learn by yourself—easily. That is typography. This book will help you learn the basics of typography, plus covering some of what can be done with Word. My goal is to save you money and time At present, I publish several books a year. My only expenses are what I pay for online access. You can learn how to do that also.< Less
InDesign 7.5 On-Demand By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $5.99
Help for authors & teachers publishing in the new millennium The focus of this book is very sharp. It is designed for people who are designing books and booklets with very limited capital and few... More > personnel resources. It is a sharing of techniques for the new wave of author/pastor/teacher/designers who need to get their work published digitally & online.< Less
Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers By David Bergsland
Paperback: $19.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. It still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pleasure in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
Practical Font Design: Part 2 By David Bergsland
Paperback: $16.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
In part two, David continues the practical approach to font design shared in the original book by producing 13 fonts: nine styles of an oldstyle serif and four styles of a companion sans. This new... More > set of fonts is designed for book design, In fact, they are used as the fonts to format this book you hold in your hand. This is no academic work, but a chance to share a practical step-by-step process of font family production. You may not agree with the choices David makes, but you will be led deeply inside the process where you will find it simple to make your own choices.< Less
InDesign 7.5 On-Demand By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $5.99
Help for authors & teachers publishing in the new millennium The focus of this book is very sharp. It is designed for people who are designing books and booklets with very limited capital and few... More > personnel resources. It is a sharing of techniques for the new wave of author/pastor/teacher/designers who need to get their work published digitally & online.< Less