I promised my friend I'd design a book for him he's releasing for free and I could use the help of you guys.
I'm going to use the latest InDesign. The book should be in .pdf format and is intended for printing.
I googled as much as I could and this is what I found out:
- the project size should be 6'' by 9''
- the best font to use is Adobe Garamond Pro for text and Helvetica for headers
- outside margins should be 0.5'' and the inside margin should be 0.75''
I don't know what font-size/line-height to use for text.
I think these are the basics I found out. Can these be improved on? What else should I know before I start? Any recommendations?
Also, I live in Europe, where we don't use inches. Should I still set the sizes to the inch values, or should I somehow use cm/mm ? Because 6'' / 9'' does not convert to a nice cm/mm value.