Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

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Los Angeles Union Station opened in May 1939 and is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States.   The grand building is still used as a major Southern California transportation hub with long-distance, regional, and commuter trains and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines.   A group of architects led by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson combined several architectural styles: Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne.   The Parkinsons designed many other landmark buildings in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.   Los Angeles Union Station is one of my favorite buildings to photograph. The color enhanced photographs below are just a sampling of the treasures to be found and enjoyed.   Main…
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Andrea Reider Design

Book Design & Typesetting, Self Publishing
I'm just about ready to go to press with my new Andrea Reider Design brochure. I'm expanding my services to offer copywriting and editing in additional to graphic design for print and web. The final printed version will be trifold on glossy paper. I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions! Andrea       Copyright © 2017 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved. Save Save
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New Book Designs, Chapter Openers

New Book Designs, Chapter Openers

Book Design & Typesetting, Self Publishing
As a book designer, typesetter, and layout artist, I produce print and e-books for traditional publishers and self-publishing authors. The history of publishing is one of constant evolution and adaptation. But the goal remains the same: to produce beautiful books with designs that look great and are easy to read. These are a few of my newest book chapter opener designs available to be customized for your books:       Save
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Self Publishing with CreateSpace and Amazon

Self Publishing with CreateSpace and Amazon

Self Publishing, Uncategorized
Print on Demand with Amazon's self-publishing powerhouse, CreateSpace, is one of the easiest and best ways to self publish books today. There are virtually no upfront costs to the author or publisher for having books printed and ready for sale on Amazon. Authors can also purchase their printed books from CreateSpace for sale outside of Amazon for about $4.00-$7.00 per copy, depending on book size and length. Another great feature of CreateSpace is that you can easily produce your e-books through the site. CreateSpace doesn't charge a fee for their automatic conversion process of your print book to the Kindle format from the PDF file. The conversion to process Kindle works best if you can upload a Word file of the interior text set to specifications that are posted on…
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Self Publishing with CreateSpace and Amazon

Self Publishing with CreateSpace and Amazon

Book Design & Typesetting, Self Publishing
The easiest and quite possibly best way to self publish books today is with Amazon's CreateSpace print-on-demand service. You can use CreateSpace for the entire book production process, but the authors I've worked with have not been satisfied with the quality of their book design and typesetting services. I specialize in designing and producing printed books and e-books. I've been working as a book designer and typesetter/layout artist for major publishing houses for 20 years and have a complete understanding of the book production process. I understand the budget constraints of most self-publishing authors and price my services at or below industry standards. I don't think you'll ever find a better book production service or a lower price than I am able offer. And there's a good reason for my…
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Los Angeles in Vivid Colors

Los Angeles in Vivid Colors

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Los Angeles is a wonderful city to live in as a photographer. I was determined to get to know my adopted city a lot better, so I took some time off from my freelance work as a book designer and typesetter, and set out every morning to a different part of the city, camera in hand. I began to experiment with altering and enhancing the colors in my photographs. The result is this series of color enhanced photographs of landmark buildings and sites in Los Angeles. These are some of my favorite photographs, and hope that you enjoy looking at photographs nearly as much as I did working on them.   Art District, Downtown Los Angeles Art District, Downtown Los Angeles West Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica Ocean Beach…
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New Book Designs from Andrea Reider

New Book Designs from Andrea Reider

Book Design & Typesetting, Self Publishing, Uncategorized
As a book designer, typesetter, and layout artist, I produce print and e-books for traditional publishers and self-publishing authors. The history of publishing is one of constant evolution and adaptation. But the goal remains the same: to produce beautiful books with designs that look great and are easy to read. These are a few of my newest book chapter opener designs available to be customized for your books:     More samples can be found at: http://andreareider.com/sample-book-pages/ Save Save
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Andrea Reider Design

Andrea Reider Design

Book Design & Typesetting, Self Publishing
As a book designer, typesetter, and layout artist, I produce print and ebooks for traditional publishers and self-publishing authors. The history of publishing is one of constant evolution and adaptation. But the goal remains the same: to produce beautiful books with designs that look great and are easy to read. These are a few of my newest book chapter opener designs:   You can see additional design samples at: http://andreareider.com/sample-book-pages/   Save
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Color Enhanced Hummingbird Photographs, 2017

Color Enhanced Hummingbird Photographs, 2017

Hummingbird photography, Uncategorized
These hummingbird photographs are the result of a lot of patience and my slowly learning to “think like a hummingbird.” When I began the series I was thrilled (and frustrated) at getting one usable hummingbird photograph per day. It took a while for me to figure out the birds’ tolerance for my presence and how to get close without startling. Copyright © 2017 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved. Save Save Save Save
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New Book Designs Available for Typesetting/Layout

New Book Designs Available for Typesetting/Layout

Book Design & Typesetting, Self Publishing
Some new chapter opener designs now available as the starting point for custom book projects. I usually start my book designs at the chapter opener page and then coordinate the design with the other page elements, including Frontmatter pages (Title, Dedication, Copyright, Contents), and Backmatter pages (Notes, Bibliography, Index). Ideally, the interior design can be related or somehow tied in to the cover design. But this is not always possible, as the interior design and typesetting often begin before the book covers are ready. Sometimes elements from the interior design can show up on the front cover.   Copyright © 2017 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved.
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Self Publishing with Amazon CreateSpace

Self Publishing with Amazon CreateSpace

Book Design & Typesetting, Self Publishing
Print on Demand with Amazon's self-publishing powerhouse, CreateSpace, is one of the easiest and best ways to self publish books today. There are virtually no upfront costs to the author or publisher for having books printed and ready for sale on Amazon. Authors can also purchase their printed books from CreateSpace for sale outside of Amazon for about $3.00-$6.00 per copy, depending on book size and length. I'm satisfied with the quality of the book cover printing from CreateSpace. The black and white interiors are acceptable. Not the best, but good enough. The full-color printing for interiors isn't as good as some other printers, so I do not currently recommend printing full-color books with CreateSpace. I'm currently working with a Print on Demand book printer with a lot more color…
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Andrea Reider Design

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TO SUCCEED in business today, companies must perform much of the work of a traditional publisher. Writing, editing, designing, and producing great content for print and websites can take up a lot of valuable time. You can either do the work yourself and live with the less than optimal results, or you can go to one of the high priced firms that often delegate work to their junior staff. The goal of Andrea Reider Design is to bring the highest level of professionalism to your business communications, advertisements, and publications for a low fee that will pay for itself in increased sales and productivity. I've been working in publishing for over 20 years (John Wiley & Sons, Addison-Wesley, National Academies Press), and can honestly say that I still love what…
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