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Happy Tuesday, Melinda & the Self Publishing Support Group Family. So thankful for this support group! I have several questions? First, I am not familiar with InDesign and would like to learn more. Not as computer savvy as many, but willing to take a step forward to learn. Although, I have heard great things about it, a few of my associates have said it was challenging. I have examine several books with this design and wish to format my book with this software. Would you direct me to someone who offer InDesign services to format my book? Is it costly? Once my "self-help motivational" book is completed, it will be approximately 112 pages. As always, thanks for your support family. Have a wonderful week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Melinda Tipton MartinHappy Tuesday to you, and I am so glad you are finding the group helpful. As I often tell my husband, it's not that the technical aspect of what I do is exceptionally difficult, but most people are not process-minded and have a hard time merging their creative side with their technical side (if they have any of either, lol). Two years ago, I knew next to nothing about InDesign. But after working with the software for multiple hours a day and 7 days a week, after making many, many mistakes, after watching hours of training videos, the real experts would probably still just consider me an intermediate user, lol. There is soooo much to learn, and I am determined to learn as much as I can, every day that I am blessed to live and work. So, yes, it's challenging. But any art, any craft, any fine science is difficult, because the devil is in the details. If you really want to learn it and learn it the correct way, lynda.com has some great training videos. InDesignSecrets.com is a very helpful website. If you decide you want to hire someone, you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who actually knows the software that will do the project for less than $250. And that's on the low end. I do offer these services, but I am unable to start new projects for 6 weeks. My rates for a complete book (cover, print, kindle/epub, pdf) are $750.

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