Two videos show the reaction of Matthew Carter, master typographer, to winning a MacArthur grant, and three takes on the future of the book from IDEO. Text is separating from the book as new technologies take over.
Archives for September 2010
Beautiful Details, Beautiful Books: How to Recognize Oldstyle Typefaces including Bembo, a classic book typeface from fifteenth century Venice. Oldstyle typefaces are reliable choices for book design.
Learning to give different elements of the book page more or less emphasis depends on intelligent use of “negative space” in chapter openers, subheads, leading and other areas of book design.
Writer For iPad by Oliver Reichenstein & Information Architects, an entirely new idea in word processing in which all other functions are stripped away.
This Week in the Self-Publishing Blogs, Sept 19-25, 2010 Joe Konrath, Jonathan Fields, Mark Coker, Cheryl Anne Gardner and Cecilia Sorochin, Michael N. Marcus on topics of interest to self-publishers
Fish Story, about how emotions are manipulated to sell products and services, relentlessly.
Self-Publishers Start Here: The Indie Publishing Life, social media marketing, networking with other authors, and learning about the business of books.
When Print on Demand Fails: 6 Scenarios for Offset Printing including books that require quality color reproduction or custom paper or trim sizes. Knowing your market is crucial to picking your reproduction method.
Self-Publishing Case Study: Personal Memoir The Andrew Street Mob by Brian Marais, a great example of personal self-publishing. Designed for the purposes of the author, it presents a useful model.
Avoiding the Deadly Scourge of Author’s Alterations which can slow down your book production and cause extra expense to your book publishing project. When you decide your manuscript is “final” make sure it is.