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The companion to the world's largest independent portal for all things InDesign, InDesignSecrets.com! Co-founders David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion discuss news, tips, and how-to's for Adobe InDesign, the layout program that is the standard for print, PDF, and digital publishing.
 
This unit will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of Religious Studies. You will meet examples of different forms of religious practice and belief, mostly from Britain and India. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF are not supported ...
 
The Prince of Hazel & Oak by John Lenahan Part 2 of the Shadowmagic Series Podiobooks no. 1 voted podcast returns for another action and laugh packed sequel. Finally listeners can find out what happened to Conor on his return to the Real World from Tir na Nog. (He was arrested for his father’s murder.) Join Conor (and a very confused Scranton cop) as they try to survive The Prince of Duir's chaotic return to The Land. The Prince of Hazel & Oak is the second novel from real life magician and ...
 
Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This unit looks will examine how typography and images can be combined to improve literary creativity and allow a document to communicate more readily with the reader. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF a ...
 
This unit is taken from Lebensumstände, a language module that concentrates on German as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into German society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in German. This unit focuses on German family, particularly on the role of parents. This study unit is just one of many that can b ...
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
The handbook does an outstanding job of explaining the application of management and learning psychology for the general educator/manager with detailed guidance for those studying to become Certificated Flight Instructors. Study of the handbook should include the PDF from the FAA, which has excellent graphics. There are several excellent Handbooks at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/ For those who wish to view the source online in a format other than .pdf Internet Ar ...
 
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In this episode… News Videos on demand for CreativePro Week 2021 InDesign + Type Summit (online event) July 29–30, 2021 InDesign Magazine for May 2021 (gradients) and June 2021 (type and typography) Making presentations with InDesign Keyboard shortcut of the month: Control-B (Command-B on Mac) Obscure InDesign Feature: On Click (Self) Links mention…
 
In this episode… News Signed up for CreativePro Week 2021? Speak at Ignite! InDesign 16.2 released and then pulled Why objects and text sometime just … disappear Obscure InDesign Feature: Split Window to Compare Layouts News and special offers from our sponsors: >> Ajar Productions is the developer of the phenomenal in5 add-on for Adobe InDesign, w…
 
In this episode… News CreativePro Week 2021 agenda and speakers are up! Bug fix for InDesign 2021 brings it to v16.1 Interview with Justin Putney, in5 plugin creator We space out with some cool spacing tips Obscure InDesign Feature: Sort Swatches by Color Value Links mentioned in this podcast: Register now for CreativePro Week 2021 Want to speak at…
 
In this episode… News Agenda is up for the online CreativePro Week 2021! Register now to score early-bird pricing. Throw your hat in the ring for "I want to speak at CreativePro events" Anne-Marie's new weekly series is live! "InDesign Tips for Design Geeks" Useful Adobe Bridge features for InDesign users Obscure InDesign Feature: The InDesign Butt…
 
In this episode… News Minor updates to InDesign 2021 released The 2021 InDesign Conference (part of CreativePro Week) is online-only, May 17-21. Registration is open! All about Transparency in InDesign — looks great, but will it print? Obscure InDesign Feature: Lights Links mentioned in this podcast: Register now for CreativePro Week 2021 PowerPoin…
 
It’s a wrap! Season 1: State of the Industry is done. After interviewing some truly stellar guests with their fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in all different areas of self-publishing, the guys, Niamh, and Bonnie sit back to discuss what patterns they’ve seen and what lessons they’ve learned. The gang discusses being mindful both of what th…
 
“There’s never been a better time to be an indie author,” Craig Martell says on this episode of the Story Studio Podcast. Craig Martell runs the 20 Books to 50K facebook group and events with Michael Anderle who we also interviewed in this State of the Industry series. In this interview, Craig shares the behind the scenes of both his own wildly suc…
 
Erin Wright is a contemporary western romance author who also runs the fantastic online/Facebook Group called Wide For The Win. Erin was initially invited onto the podcast in place of having someone on from Apple since it is very difficult (maybe impossible) to get someone from Apple on a podcast to talk about the state of the industry, but her int…
 
Special episode recorded LIVE at our 2020 Holiday Special! Save the Date for our next online conference: Click: Powerpoint and Presentation Design, February 18–19, 2021 December 2020 issue of InDesign Magazine is all about creating web and screen graphics Making gifts with InDesign Interview with John McWade Obscure InDesign Feature: Animated Zoom …
 
When the guys first met Mark Leslie Lefevbre, they got to know him as Mark Kobo, because he was working for Kobo back then. Now Mark works for Draft2Digital, through which he continues to promote wide publishing options, including Kobo, but, through the easy-to-use Draft2Digital dashboard interface, also Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more. Draft…
 
Andre Chaperon and Shawn Twing are writing and business partners. Together they run a website called Tiny Little Businesses (which you can find at https://tinylittlebusinesses.com). Sean first found Andre through his Autoresponder Madness course. Andre also spoke at the very first S&S event (after at first refusing to). Shawn has been in digital ma…
 
Once upon a time, there was a fiction writer who wanted to send a free copy of his book to his mom. But he didn’t want her to have to read it in a word doc on her desktop. He wanted her to see the book in its finished form, with the cover and copyright and all the rest. And he wanted her to read it on her e-reader, just like any other published boo…
 
In this episode: Recordings available for the InDesign + Accessibility Summit See the agenda for our first-ever InDesign Secrets Holiday Special, Dec. 15 InDesign 2020 bug fix released Best practices for updating InDesign Check out the InDesign goodies (many are free) in the Creative Cloud Marketplace Obscure InDesign Feature: Tint Range Links ment…
 
It’s no secret that the audiobook segment of the publishing industry has been growing in recent years. In the last 9 months of stay-at-home orders and quarantines, people have been listening to audiobooks more than ever. But a lot of indie authors don’t know how to break into the audiobook market. How do you find the right narrator and get the righ…
 
Sean has known Jane Friedman since before the beginning, way back when Yesterday’s Gone was just the seed of an idea and he approached her to talk about a series of Shel Silverstein-like children’s poem’s that he wanted to write. She invited him to talk to one of her college classes about copywriting, and they have been close friends ever since. Ja…
 
In today’s episode, the guys talk to Dave Chesson, founder of Kindlepreneur.com, a website devoted to teaching advanced book marketing. His tactics and insights help both Fiction and Nonfiction authors get their books discovered by the right readers. Dave and the guys talk about how he went from being a career military member to becoming an author …
 
As powerful people are so fond of saying, “Knowledge is Power” and in the world of ebook publishing, Alex Newton’s K-Lytics is a powerful thing. Knowing the real numbers about the category, genre, and subgenre that you publish in can help to give you a deeper understanding, more realistic expectations, and help to make ebook launches and sales a li…
 
In this episode: InDesignSecrets.com merges with CreativePro.com! Conference news Adobe MAX 2020 was a success! Watch David's and Anne-Marie's sessions online Our first InDesign + Accessibility online summit, Nov 19–20 Save the Date: David & Anne-Marie's InDesign Secrets Holiday Special, Nov 15 InDesign 2021 released Obscure Feature: Update Link Ne…
 
Knowing what to quit doing can be just as important as knowing what to do. Sean and Johnny first encountered Becca Syme through her book, Dear Writer, You need to Quit. Listen in to learn more about how Becca helps authors by leaning into their strengths and quitting the things they don’t need to be doing. Becca Syme holds a master’s degree in tran…
 
In today’s episode, the guys sit down with their old friends Mark Dawson and James Blatch to check in on what they’ve been doing and what they see coming in the near future for the self-publishing industry. Mark and the guys met early on in Mark’s career when he was just starting out. Listen in to hear that story and to find out what Sean said that…
 
State of the Industry with Michael Anderle The Guys first met Michael Anderle right at the start of his journey in Self-Publishing. He had the (dubious) pleasure of riding in a car with them at a very early Smarter Artist Summit and immediately realized that the guys are exactly the same in person as they are on their podcast. Michael is the award-…
 
Joanna Penn is a North Star in the Self-Publishing Industry. She is someone who was already there when the guys first got started, and most people think of them as being there from the very start. She has written, published, and podcasted consistently for over a decade. She has seen fads and trends come and go, and through it all, she has kept her …
 
Welcome to The Story Studio Podcast Season 1: The State of the Industry. Yes, after 131 episodes of The Story Studio Podcast, the show is finally transitioning from Season 0 to Season 1. For the next 15 episodes the guys, along with Niamh and Bonnie, will be interviewing leaders, thinkers, and doers in self-publishing to bring you the most up-to-da…
 
In this episode: News: David and Anne-Marie are presenting at Adobe MAX 2020 (online only, free registration) Save the Date: Our first InDesign + Accessibility online summit, Nov 19–20 October issue of InDesign Magazine features 20 free scripts you can download Now live! Erica Gamet's "Introduction to GREP in InDesign" online course for CreativePro…
 
In today’s episode, the guys, along with Bonnie and Niamh, talk about the big changes coming to the Story Studio Podcast in the coming weeks. This episode is the last episode of what we are calling Season 0, and starting next week we will be embarking on Season 1 at last! Season 1 will focus on The State of the Industry. This will include interview…
 
Out of everyone in the story studio, Sean is probably the most versatile author who can dexterously turn his hand from one genre and form to another quickly and with ease. Maybe it’s because he started his writing career as a copywriter who wrote sales copy to spec and got paid per word. He has written, co-written, and ghostwritten sci-fi, horror, …
 
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