Illustrate Your Self-Published Book
Author's Guide for:
Using only your home computer, pencil, pen & ink, an inexpensive scanner & a digital camera, you can create your own illustrated book at home.
Author: Marko Mikulich has created thousands of illustrations & photographs for numerous medical & technical publications over the last 39 years. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator/Photographerhaving graduated from the advanced training program at the University of California, San Francisco. Mikulich worked at UCSF & freelanced in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before moving to rural Oregon in 1998 he started the Educational Resource Development Corp (ERDC) and later ERDC-Publishing, which is a self-publishing concern.
Currently, Marko is writing & self-publishing how-to-do-it books and magazine articles from his studiowhich is located in the forest near Drain Oregon. "It's great to work at home in the country with no commute or daily hassle at an office. Self-publishing allows me to use the computer & phone to keep in contact with people all over the world." he said.
Marko also teaches Illustration, Photography & Book Production at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon.
Drawing methods, tools, materials
Dip pen techniques
Mechanical pen technique
Sharpening an illustration pencil
Computer line drawings
Drawing tricks of illustrators Tracing photos
& laser prints
Tracing scans & photocopies
Copyrights & tracing
Digital photography primer Photographic
editing & manipulation Lighting, backgrounds
& setups Integrating drawings with photographs
Knockouts of photos using a computer
Exploded photographic illustrations
Typesetting Typesetting primer Typography for optimum readability Fonts for book text Type sizing & fitting Column widths Type size conversions Type specifications Printer's jargon Leading Type fonts & size for labels Emphasizing words with style
Producing your book Costs of printing, distrib. & shipping Steps in producing an illustrated book Equipt./materials needed & the costs Software needed for publishing Book size, bindings, measurements Page design, columns, margins etc.
Conversion tables and data
Book $29.95 + $4.50 S/H
Send a check or money order to:
Marko Mikulich or ERDC (Educational Resource Development Corp)
PO Box 1096, Drain OR 97435-1096
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