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CreativePro Week is back for 2020! 

While we’re unable to produce CreativePro Week live in Austin this year, we’re not cancelling… we’re taking it online!

Introducing CreativePro Week: An Online Event—same dates (June 1–5), same 80+ amazing HOW-TO sessions from 40+ world-class presenters… but now coming to a device near you! 

Join Anne-Marie for InCopy: The Key to Editorial Workflow on Tuesday, June 2. 

Anne-Marie will be returning to Adobe MAX! Join her and hundreds of other creative professionals October 15–17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California! Anne-Marie will be presenting her in-depth lab, "Adobe InDesign Jump Start". Learn the basics of InDesign while discovering insider secrets about laying out beautiful pages for print, PDF, and digital publications.

CreativePro Week is back, this June in New Orleans! This week-long event features top experts and trainers in the field of layout, image editing, illustration, retouching, design, production, and publishing. Anne-Marie will have several sessions during the week, including "From 0 to 60 with the InCopy/InDesign Workflow" and "The Future of Publishing: What You Need to Know Today". Find out more at the CreativePro Week website

March 11, 2018 - Get ready to learn All About Ebooks! You've got the hard part done: the words and pictures that make your book. Now, how do you turn that into an ebook and sell it? Join Anne-Marie as she explains all about Ebooks at Chicago's Next Door Cafe, hosted by the Chicago Self-Publishing Group! March 11, 1–3pm.

Plan to join us at Adobe MAX 2017! This year’s creativity conference will be held October 16–20, 2017 at the Venetian, in Las Vegas. Sign up now!

The inaugural CreativePro Week in Atlanta, GA was a huge success! Virtual passes are still available at CreativeProWeek.comHear from the world's leading experts in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and print/digital publishing in 50+ amazing conference sessions now on video.

The Photoshop Conference morphed into the CreativePro Conference in 2016 and included an entire day devoted to Illustrator. In 2017, we are merging all three events into one mega-conference known as the CreativePro Week!

Anne-Marie was excited to be a presenter at PubWest 2017 Conference. PubWest 2017 was held February 9–11, at The Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. 

The InDesign Conference 2016 was be held in Washington DC, November 7th–9th, 2016 and was a smashing success. Want to attend a future event? Follow on facebook or sign up for the newsletter to stay in-the-know!

InDesign Users mastered the basics while learning insider secrets about laying out beautiful pages for print, PDF, and digital publications in Anne-Marie's lab at Adobe MAX 2016 in San Diego, CA! 

The world’s top publishing experts and Adobe engineers and developers gathered June 5–8, 2016, at the San Diego Marina Marriott Marquis, for PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference! Attendees gained valuable insight on publishing for eBooks, print, iPad/tablets, interactive documents, and more.

Anne-Marie was thrilled to be present two sessions: Hidden Tricks and Tips for InDesign and Workflow Between InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Word at the 2016 MMPA Summit and Expo. Thanks to all who attended!

Finally, a Photoshop event for designers, production artists, and publishers! If you create and edit images in Photoshop more than you shoot them with a camera, you won't want to miss the next The Photoshop Conference,. The debut held November 16th–18th, 2015, in Denver, Colorado was a success and with the increible feedback from participants we are rebranding and adding Adobe Illustrator. Stay tuned!

Weren’t able to join Anne-Marie at Adobe MAX 2015, this past October watch hers and David’s Tips and Tricks session online!

June 1st–4th, 2015 - PePcon: the Print + ePublishing Conference attendees had fun in Philly! Incredible speakers, fabulous content and a network of amazing attendees. 

March 28th, 2015 - Anne-Marie Concepcion will be presenting at DPE, Digital Publishing Explorers, in Verona, Italy. If you live or happen to be vacationing in Italy at the end of March, plan on joining her for fabulous event!!

March 10th, 2015 - Join Anne-Marie in Toronto at ebookcraft 2015 as she reveals the power under InDesign’s EPUB 3 hood for reflowable and fixed-layout EPUBs. 

November 3rd–5th, 2014 - If you use Adobe InDesign this is one conference you will want to add to next year’s calendar! Sign up to receive the newsletter or keep an eye on the Facebook page to get 2015’s info!

October 7th–8th, 2014 - Join Anne-Marie & David in Los Angeles for Adobe Max. Don’t miss their exciting and informative session: InDesign CC Tips & Tricks!

July 28th, 2014 - Become an InDesign layout whiz after absorbing the tips & techniques Anne-Marie shares with all attendees in the morning Design Deep Dive. Stay for the day so you don’t miss her afternoon session, Make InDesign & Word Play Nice Together.

June 22–24th, 2014 - Join Anne-Marie in New Orleans for this exciting annual meeting of the AAUP where she will be presenting on one of her favorites subjects: InCopy!

June 18th, 2014 - The Creative Developers Summit is the premier annual event for anyone who creates or implements custom software solutions for creative professionals. Hopefully we’ll see you there!

June 15th–18th, 2014 was a success. We enjoyed that it was held in our hometown and that so many Chicagoans were able to join us — along with attendees from 24 countries! Talk a peek at the photos and then make it a priority to join us next year!

March 11–12th, 2014 - Anne-Marie Concepción had a great time presenting at the ADIM14 this past March!  Her presentations included: 10 Surprisingly Tricks in Acrobat for Designers & Her Favorite InDesign Tips of All Time. A few fun photos are posted on our facebook page.

November 7–9, 2013 - Anne-Marie had fun in Santa Fe while she was presenting at the PubWest conference! Other speakers included acclaimed designer Todd Oldham, John Rubin of Edeweiss/Abive the Treeline, Phil Ollila of Ingram Content Group, Susan Reich of PGW, Steve Piersanti of Berrett-Koehler, Jen Bilik of Knock Knock Stuff, and Gus Gostyla of Inkling. 

June 20, 2013 - If you’ll be in Boston to attend the (AAUP) Association of University Presses’ Annual Meeting please join Anne-Marie for members-only workshop: “From InDesign to Ebook: Essential Workflow Steps.” You’ll learn about the process of taking your InDesign file and transforming it into an eBook worthy of record breaking sales in Apple's iBookstore, Amazon’s Kindle store and other retailers. Be prepared to take notes! Anne-Marie will share best practices, tips and free tools that you’ll want to review later.

August 11–17, 2013 - Spend a week with Anne-Marie in Maine, as she leads a hands-on class about interactive, rich media eBooks. Students in Taking the Leap into Enhanced eBooks, will explore two popular formats: EPUB and iBook Author. Anne-Marie will cover the major differences between these formats and the reasons why it's important to learn how to produce eBooks in one of these formats. You’ll have an expert walking you through the entire process of creating your own EPUB and iBook! Register today — the class size is limited to 15 students.

May 6, 2013 - Anne-Marie presented four hands-on labs and one regular session at Adobe MAX, Adobe's annual “creativity conference.” The hands-on labs are titled “InDesign Hands-on Tips and Tricks” and “Designing EPUBs with InDesign,” (each presented twice, since they sold out) and she’s co-presenting an InDesign Tips & Tricks session with David Blatner. 

April 28–May 1, 2013 - Anne-Marie and her InDesignSecrets partner, David Blatner, hosted PEPCON: The Print and ePublishing Conference in Austin Texas. The 2-day, multi-track conference also included pre and post conference tutorials.

March 20, 2013 - Anne-Marie presented her latest workshop, “From InDesign to e-Book: Essential Workflow Steps to the Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable. This sold-out event included an overview of digital publishing.

November 15, 2012 - One of our InCopy workflow training clients and Anne-Marie will be co-presenting an “audience participation” workshop called “From Strategy to Delivery: Modernizing Today's Editorial Workflow.” This Conference is produced by the Association & Media Publishing organization.

October 22–23, 2012 - Anne-Marie will be presenting a session called “Moving to EPUB 3” at the annual PubU conference hosted by ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association).

June 12–13, 2012 - Anne-Marie co-hosted and presented on various InDesign and digital publishing topics at this two-day conference, co-located with the OnDemand and info360 expos.

May 14–16, 2012 - Anne-Marie was the co-host and one of many speakers at this international conference, along with her InDesignSecrets partner David Blatner.

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Schedule a free, no-obligation 15-minute consultation with me using this link. After you’ve scheduled your meeting, myself or my Project Coordinator will contact you to confirm your contact information and set up any Zoom or Skype links needed.

Anne-Marie recently hosted a webinar for the Chicago Women In Publishing group (CWIP). The webniar was titled, Jump In! Ebook Publishing in 2020.

She demonstrated current solutions and best practices in getting books online and in the hands (and devices) of readers. The webinar covered the pros and cons, as well as the how-tos, of today's main ebook formats: EPUB (both reflowable and fixed-layout, as for children's books), Kindle, PDF, HTML 5, and Multi-Touch books (for the iPad).

Anne-Marie's newest course at Lynda.com, InDesign CC 2018: EPUB, just went live this week! Learn how to create an ebook in InDesign and convert it to EPUB - the open-source ebook format that's suitable for most distribution channels. Anne-Marie also covers how to convert Word manuscripts, optimize text and images, embed fonts, use free scripts, and add special features for accessibility and cleaner HTML and CSS. Click the Lynda.com logo for more details!


Anne-Marie was the main guest on this new podcast for independent publishers, "Inside Independent Publishing," with Peter Goodman of the IBPA. She talks about the importance of hiring an editor, how writers can find and work with print designers and ebook developers, the annoyances InDesign users endure cleaning up Word files, and more.



November 21, 2017 - We're proud to announce that Anne-Marie has returned to the list of MAX Masters for Adobe MAX 2017 conference. A "MAX Master" is one of the twenty top-scoring speakers at the conference, according to surveys completed by students/attendees. This is Anne-Marie's 3rd MAX Master out of the past 4 years.

August 12, 2014 - Anne-Marie demo-ed InDesignCC 2014's new Fixed Layout export abilities, in a live Adobe Webinar. The recording is available at: http://j.mp/fxl-webinar Don't forget to download the awesome EPUB Resources PDF Anne-Marie put together (available at the very end).

July 14, 2014 - Anne-Marie joined the Authored Content team to talk about one of her favorite topics: How to Master Twitter.

July 9, 2014 - Anne-Marie Concepción’s lynda videos InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals & Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB have been updated! Look for the “NEW” and “UPDATED” tags on the individual movies.

June 25, 2014 - Just announced, The InDesign Conference will be held in Seattle, November 3rd – 5th! Sign up today to be the first to hear when the schedule goes live, when the speakers are announced and when registration opens.

June 19, 2014 - PePcon: the Print + ePublishing Conference 2014 was a success. We enjoyed that it was held in our hometown and that so many Chicagoans were able to join us — along with attendees from 24 countries! Take a peek at the photos and then make it a priority to join us next year.


February 2014 - Broadcasting live from their desktops, Anne-Marie & David cover their favorite topic, InDesign! Samples of the new features in InDesign CC and a few of their favorite “power tips” crammed into this action packed free webinar (recording now available).

January 2014 - InDesignSecrets & InDesign Magazine merge to bring members additional benefits!  The magazine also announces that it will now be released on a monthly basis.  Please visit InDesignSecrets.com for more details.

January 17, 2014 - Anne-Marie Concpcion's latest lynda.com title is released!  

InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals

December 11, 2013 - We are delighted to announce that InDesignSecrets has acquired The InDesign Conference from MOGO Media.

In November, 2013 Anne-Marie & David updated their lynda.com video title, “InDesignSecrets” to include a segment on making custom arrow heads. Check it out. You can watch all of Anne-Marie's lynda.com videos here. Contact us if you would like a free week’s full-access pass!  

I am pleased to annouce Publishing Secrets has purchased CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine. Publishing Secrets is the parent company of InDesignSecrets. I own “PubSecrets” with my InDesignSecrets co-host, David Blatner. We look forward to bringing you more great information about InDesign and the Creative Suite.  If you are not currently a subscriber to InDesign magazine I encourage you to sign up today — it's loaded with fabulous information and comes out 6 times a year!


I finished recording my latest lynda.com video title, “InDesign CS6 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad” in September 2011. There are many new videos that weren’t in any previous version of this title (I’ve recorded versions for CS4, CS5, and CS5.5). You can see all my lynda.com videos here. Let me know if you need a free week’s full-access pass!

In July 2011, I was the guest “Pro” presenting at Adobe’s weekly webinar series, “Ask a CS Pro.” The topic was “What’s New for EPUB Workflows in InDesign CS6.” I took questions and provided a handout people could download. You can watch the full recording and get the handout here. Fast-foward past the sound glitches to about 4:00 — four minutes — in.