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Adobe Indesign for Nonfiction Book Layout – Complete Guide

$49.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • Learn to create print-ready PDF files
  • Nonfiction book layout
  • Magazine layout techniques
  • Resize, scale, rotate, adjust images
  • Professional nonfiction book layout techniques
  • Earn money with your Indesign nonfiction book layout skills
  • Create table of contents, headers, footers, and book structure
  • Importing manuscripts from multiple sources
  • How to manage and choose fonts
  • Create color swatches and manage colors
  • Professional shortcuts and workflows
  • Adjust opacity
  • Manage multiple layers in a document
  • Save time with rapid techniques
  • No time-wasting stories or annectdotes
  • Nonfiction, memoir, history, guides, textbook layout

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Do you need to make a layout for a nonfiction book for professional publication? Perhaps you are a guide book author and want to learn how the book layout process works so you can make your own PDF. This course is for you! Most other Indesign courses teach lots of extra material that won’t help you. This course is specifically targeted at people who want to learn nonfiction and textbook layout without all the fluff.

  • Walter: “Your course was so helpful. My staff struggled for a month trying to learn Indesign from YouTube. We just wasted our time and missed critical opportunities. Your easy-to-follow teaching style literally hand-held us, taught my team time-saving skills, and saved us $1,000’s of dollars in lost revenue. Thank you!” Walter P., Orange and Blue Marketing

From Aaron: “Hi there, my name is Aaron and I’ve professionally taught Indesign to hundreds of students. I’ve created hundreds of layouts in Indesign, from simple nonfiction books to complex guides and textbooks. Together we’ll work through real projects will real manuscripts. You’ll learn everything you need to know to be successful. This course is filled with instruction that gets you to success fast.”

This course will save you from wasting $100’s if not $1,000’s of your hard-earned money. Many “pro” book layout designers learn from YouTube as they go, wasting your money. Other Indesign contractors charge insane amounts of money. That’s why I made this course. It’s for people who want to learn nonfiction book layout or need to do the job themselves.

  • Bethany: “What you just taught me almost made me cry. Before your class, my boss made me change the font in our company book twice. It took me a week. With what you showed me, I could’ve been literally done in a minute. One week cut down to one minute. I hope others find your course.” Bethany R., Outdoor Medical Training School

This course helps you avoid these mistakes:

  • Incorrectly layering images

  • Improperly typesetting pages

  • Classic manuscript import errors

  • Incorrectly setting colors

  • Making a hard-to-manage table of contents

It’s so easy to make mistakes and not see them during book layout. Aaron has seen books with beautiful covers but the inside looked like a mes. Trying to do a book layout in Microsoft Word will make your book look terrible. Word just doesn’t have the right tools.

This course includes:

  • Sample complete manuscripts for practice

  • Sample copyright page text completely free to use

  • Ideas for graphic objects and integration with Illustrator

Aaron shares the tricks he’s learned over years of doing nonfiction book layout design. The goal of this course is to teach you how to make your own book PDF and not look like an amateur doing it. You’ll learn the necessary skills to make turn your manuscript into a pro PDF.

Manuscript software formatting guidelines include:

  • Microsoft Word

  • Google Docs

  • OpenOffice

Even if you used a different program, the instructions for the above software will help you figure out what you need to do. Ask questions in the course forum and Aaron will do his best to help you out.

There are a lot of small but important details in a nonfiction book layout. Avoid making errors with this course. You spent 100’s of hours perfecting your manuscript. Don’t make the rookie mistake of making your book look like it was prepared by an amateur.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wanting to create a professional PDF from their nonfiction manuscript

  • Aaron’s course is for people with no InDesign experience. No previous publishing knowledge required.

  • This course is relaxed and bite-sized. It’s broken down into small skills that won’t overwhelm you. You only need basic computer skills to succeed.

Save time wasted on huge “master classes” that cover a lot of what you don’t need. This course gives you exactly what you need to get the job done. You won’t wade through endless discussions and stories that aren’t relevant to your nonfiction book layout. Save time and get the job done faster this Aaron’s courses.

Aaron Linsdau Learning: Skills. Fast.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who want to create a professional nonfiction book layout

Course content

  • Getting Indesign Ready for You
  • Creating your first Book Layout and Generating a PDF
  • Preparing a Microsoft Manuscript for Book Layout
  • Preparing a Google Docs Manuscript for Book Layout
  • Preparing an OpenOffice Manuscript for Book Layout
  • Adding a Manuscript to a Book Layout
  • Layout editing fundamentals
  • Paragraph Styles for the whole layout
  • Master pages for page templates
  • All About Fonts

12 reviews for Adobe Indesign for Nonfiction Book Layout – Complete Guide

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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