Exciting: Martin Turner’s book about QuarkXPress 2016 storms amazon.com’s and amazon.co.uk’s Bestseller charts in the category “Desktop Publishing”:
For a few days now it has been on #1 in either chart, the hot new releases in the US and the absolute bestsellers in the UK.
Here’s a snapshot of the charts today:
Amazon.com (Hot new releases):
Amazon.co.uk (Absolute Bestsellers):
As the book is available on amazon with “Look Inside”, please preview the book to see what it covers. In my humble opinion it not only gives you great background on QuarkXPress 2016 and all its new features, it’s more than that: It also helps you understand brand considerations, design rules, printing and finishing techniques.
The first book about QuarkXPress 2016 is now available, so even before QuarkXPress 2016 will be officially released tomorrow (May 24).
You can order it through Amazon US or Amazon UK and other national sites from amazon.
The interesting thing is that this book is not only about QuarkXPress, it is also about design and brand considerations, about print processes and about finishing. So definitely an interesting read, I can highly recommend it.
Martin, the author of the book, who is also an author for Planet Quark, says about it:
““Over the years, I’ve seen dozens of designers, some straight from college, some hardened veterans, whose work came to a halt because they lacked some crucial piece of knowledge. In this book, I have tried to include the answers to all of their questions, and to uncover the richer possibilities that QuarkXPress 2016 offers. Its new features—especially native import and HTML5 publishing—allow us to be more productive, more creative and more satisfied in our work. Whether in print or online, more than ever before, QuarkXPress 2016 gives us the power to delight the eye and intrigue the mind.”
If you have a few minutes to spare and you want to raise your typography level significantly, have a look at this Web-based book:
Butterick’s Practical Typography, by Matthew Butterick. The author is an accomplished type designer, and the book is filled with practical advice. You can click on the hyperlinked topics in the table of contents, or click through page-by-page.
The “Typography in ten minutes” page is truly a bare-bones lesson in typography, while the rest of the book is filled with typographic wisdom.
Check it out at http://practicaltypography.com, and if you find value in it, see the page “How to pay for this book“.
Chang-rae Lee’s new book, On Such a Full Sea, features a typography-themed limited edition 3D-printed slipcase.
Watch the “making of” video, and read more at Design Taxi.
Today through 11am Pacific time tomorrow, O’Reilly is offering all their e-books at 50% off. And if you spend more than $100, you’ll get 60% off! Just use the code CYBER3 on checkout.
If you’re looking for a great book on Photoshop, try Lesa Snider’s Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, which we reviewed here (editions are also available for previous versions of Photoshop):
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