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Introduction to Self Publishing for Beginners

Cookie Redding, Artist, Designer, Teacher

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7 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lulu and Blurb for Self Publishing

    • 3. Uploading your pages as a word document

    • 4. Designing your book in InDesign

    • 5. Book Cover Design and Upload

    • 6. Self Publishing Project

    • 7. Self Publishing Conclusion


About This Class

Have you ever wanted to write and publish your own book? Do you write poetry but have no idea how to get it in book format? Have a zine you want to get out to your audience? Do you illustrate graphic novels but want to put the power of publishing in your own hands? If any of these scenarios spark your interest, then this is the class for you!

In this class you will explore how to self publish your book, zine, or photo book using is awesome because it has a wide array of options for print publishing as well as output and marketing at affordable prices.  We will be using inDesign cc18 for the layout of this project but a MS Word alternative will be shown as well.  We will also hop into Photoshop to design our covers for your book project.  You will design and layout your entire book from start to finish in just a few simple steps. Put the power of publishing in your own well as your new book!

Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop)
(alternative: Word)





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Cookie Redding

Artist, Designer, Teacher


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Welcome to my Skillshare page and channel.  I hope you find your spark of creativity!


My name is Cookie and I'm an artist, designer and maker.  My first work of art was at the tender age of 2 and was found underneath my parent's coffee table* (they were *thrilled* about my creation but luckily realized that I enjoyed making even then and fostered an artistic upbringing for me) 


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