Two Online Design Workshops Starting in January.
We are calling this our Design Series. At the moment it will only be offered in January and March sessions. (See schedule below.) I doubt we will do these through the summer and we’ll see about next fall.
COVER DESIGN WORKSHOP
Everything you need to know about book cover design, from basic layout to fonts, and which fonts work together. This will include how to design covers for both electronic and print books, including spines and back covers. Also you will learn how to find and work with professional art, including how to find professional art at a reasonable price. If you are afraid you can’t design your own covers, this will change that fear in six easy and fun weeks and make your books look professional.
INTERIOR BOOK DESIGN WORKSHOP
Everything you need to know about designing an interior of a book from basic front page layout to fonts and which fonts work together and which fonts are good for reading. You will learn margins, leading, running headers, masters for page counts, and so much more. This class is for the interior of print books. If you want to hold your own book in your hands and have it look as professional as any book coming from traditional publishing, this is the workshop for you.
Both workshops will be taught by professional book designer Allyson Longueira. If you want your book interiors and book covers to look professional instead of indie, Allyson can help you.
The courses will be six weeks (as are the other online workshops) and will allow you to turn in assignments during those six weeks if you want personal feedback from Allyson. Also, if you want to turn in assignments for us to help you with, both workshops will require that during that time you work in InDesign. (You can get signed up for InDesign for a small fee per month and drop off the subscription when the class is done. But you can take the class without InDesign if you want and we’ll try our best to help you.)
We are offering two classes per time period per topic. Six weeks long. Cost $300.00 Maximum of 12 per class. First come, first in.
Class #D1… January 7th, 2013… Monday… Covers
Class #D2… January 8th, 2013… Tuesday… Covers
Class #D3… January 9th, 2013… Wednesday… Interiors
Class #D4… January 10th, 2013… Thursday… Interiors
Class #D5… March 4th, 2013… Monday… Covers
Class #D6… March 5th, 2013… Tuesday… Covers
Class #D7… March 6th, 2013… Wednesday… Interiors
Class #D8… March 7th, 2013… Thursday… Interiors
Again there are two workshops offered four times each.
Please go to the Online Workshops tab above to read how the workshops will work and for more information about each workshop and how to sign up. Do not contact Allyson directly. I am the point person on these workshops, so questions come through me.
MORE FIRST SERIES WORKSHOPS ADDED AS WELL
We will also add in a couple more online workshop sessions on the workshops we have already announced for the December and February sessions only. At the moment the April and June sessions will remain as announced.
And all workshops from now on will be open to twelve people maximum.
New December and February Schedule is as follows: (Updated 10/22/12)
Class #5… December 3rd, 2012… Monday… Cliffhangers… 4 spots open
Class #6… December 4th, 2012… Tuesday… Pitches and Blurbs… Full
Class #7… December 5th, 2012… Wednesday… Essentials… Full
Class #8… December 6th, 2012… Thursday… From Idea to Story… Full
(Added New) Class #8A… December 7th, 2012… Friday… From Idea to Story… 4 spots open
Class #9… February 4th, 2013… Monday… Cliffhangers … 7 spots open
Class #10… February 5th, 2013… Tuesday… Pitches and Blurbs… 5 spots open
Class #11… February 6th, 2013… Wednesday… Genre Structure … 6 spots open
Class #12… February 7th, 2013… Thursday… Openings … 7 Spots open
(Added New) Class #12A… February 8th, 2013… Friday… Essentials… 12 spots open
For details about the workshops and how to sign up, please go to the Online Workshop tab at the top of the page.
I will keep listing the available spots in each workshop on the Online Workshops Page and also down the right column.