This Week’s Book Formatting Blog Post Roundup

by Joel Friedlander on April 26, 2013 · 2 comments

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I’m in Chicago today speaking at the IBPA Publishing University. These events bring together enthusiastic and forward-looking publishers and authors who want to stay on the leading edge of book publishing; trade professionals with decades of experience; and vendors who supply vital services to all of us.

This makes for quite a heady brew, and there’s always something delicious that comes out of it.

In the meantime, here are four articles on book formatting that have been published on other sites this week. There are some interesting discussions, some formatting tips, and of course all these bloggers have lots of great content of their own. Click on over and check them out.

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
How Much Attention Should You Pay to Book Design? A Q&A With Joel Friedlander

Catherine Ryan Howard on Catherine, Caffeinated
A Visit From The Book Designer (and Good News for Self-Publishers!)

Nina Amir on Write Nonfiction Now
My War with Microsoft Word and Why Word Won

Book Baby on Book Baby Blog
The good, the bad, and the ugly in book interiors.

It’s all part of expanding our line of templates at BookDesignTemplates.com where we now have 9 different template designs, for print books and ebooks, and all on sale until the end of the month. That’s in a few days. Coupon codes for discounts are at each blog.

So if you’d like some tips on book formatting, a few good interviews, and lots of great reading, check out these posts. I’ll be back for Carnival of the Indies on Sunday.

And Don’t Forget…

Author U Extravaganza (Denver, May 2 – 4)
Come to Denver for an amazing 3 days of networking, learning, and socializing with fellow indie authors and publishing pros. I’m really excited about the opportunity to present a 4 hour workshop on how authors can use blogging to build a sustainable career in publishing. This is going to be a unique experience, but I’ve been told that there are only a few seats left. If you’re interested, act now and grab one of the remaining spots.

If you come to Chicago or Denver, please make sure to say hello, I’d love to connect. And there will be time for “Ask a pro” consultations at both events.

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    Denise Gaskins April 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    And I’ll break some news here too. My next business will go in the opposite direction. I’m working right now on setting up a business to provide done-for-you professional-level book interiors based on the outstanding typography produced by Adobe InDesign and employing my own award-winning book designs. (from the article on Catherine’s blog)

    Does this mean InDesign templates are coming, too? I could do a lot of the work myself, if I just had a starting place…

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    Joel Friedlander April 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Hi Denise. That’s not what the quoted paragraph is about, but yes, we’re planning on adding a selection of InDesign templates to our BookDesignTemplates.com site, so stay tuned.

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