Book about QuarkXPress 2016 storms amazon’s Bestseller charts

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):

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Amazon.co.uk (Absolute Bestsellers):

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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.

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

First book about QuarkXPress 2016 now available

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.”

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

Typography in ten minutes

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“.

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Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

The ‘World’s First 3D-Printed Book Cover’ Features Pop-Up Typography

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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.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

50% Off O’Reilly E-books

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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Besides their own imprint, O’Reilly also publishes books under the following imprints — all of which are available during this sale:

  • Microsoft Press
  • Wiley
  • No Starch Press
  • Sybex
  • For Dummies
  • Rocky Nook
  • Sitepoint
  • Rosenfeld
  • Maker Media
  • Syngress
  • Packt Publishing
  • Morgan Kaufmann

 

 

Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press

When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.

Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.

In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.