The Big Book of Font Combinations by Douglas Bonneville is a unique resource to understand how typefaces work together to create different effects. It’s a source of inspiration and ideas for designers and typographers.
Archives for September 2010
This Week in the Self-Publishing Blogs, September 12 – 18, 2010 including Jane Friedman, Mark Coker, S.G. Royale, Dan Poynter and L.J. Sellers on subjects of interest to writers and self-publishers.
UNsubscribe Today! Get rid of all those commercial mailings you don’t really want anyway. Going through the inbox, doing one unsubscribe at a time, is very liberating.
What Makes Reading So Easy, You Can Do It Blindfolded? Audiobooks have been around for a long time, and represent a new market self-publishers, and another way to repurpose their content.
Indie Book Distribution with Publishers Group West, how to work with a distributor and whether authors should partner with publishers, a BAIPA presentation and the regular monthly publishing group meeting
9 Book Design Tips that Authors Need to Know, including how to organize your manuscript and how to avoid unnecessary formatting work, tips on how to prepare your work for page layout.
Book Design with Microsoft Word: The Art of Moriah Jovan and the possibilities in a word processor to create great-looking books. Complex typography, graphics, use of white space and multi-column layouts are all possible.
Self-Publishing Basics: How to Pick the Size of your Book. Standard sizes vary for different genres of books, and printing methods may dictate your choices. Offset printing will give you many more size and paper choices than digital printing.
This Week in the Self-Publishing Blogs, September 4 – 11, 2010, articles by Tony Eldridge, Jane Friedman, Penny Sansevieri, Irene Watson and Lynley Stace on subjects from writing groups to pricing your book.
A Tale of Two E-Books, one by Stephen Hawking from Bantam, the other by 2 internet marketers from their website. These books appear to inhabit parallel universes that never touch.