Digital Books: 

A digital book is a book that can be viewed on a digital device. But, it may have extra layers such as video and it might not be left to right. 

Different kinds of digital/on demand printing: 

  • Magcloud 
  • Blurb 
  • Bob Books
  • Issuu

In our lesson we’ll be using MagCloud, has software specific instructions. 

Click on the book specific to your needs, and download the instructions specific to the program and book you want. 

Then open up the software (we chose inDesign).

  • Open up InDesign
  • Set the page dimensions and other settings as displayed into the software specific manual. 

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • F: Frame Tool (to add in photos/media)
  • T: Text Tool
  • A: Direct selection
  • V: Selection Tool
  • Shift W: Full Screen

If you want to create a standardised: click pages and A-Master

The lines on the page:

  • Red Line: Bleed line
  • Black Line: Page
  • Purple: Margin Inside. 


Physical Books: 

Japanese Stab Books

What you’ll need:

  • Front and back cover
  • Pages
  • Push pin
  • Needle 
  • Thread
  • Ruler
  • Pen/Pencil

I’ll add the videos into the page. 


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