The use and typesetting of hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes
Examines lay-flat book bindings, including photos, tips, and resource links.
Fall is conference time in the publishing world, and it’s a great time to travel to these conferences to meet other authors, vendors of publishing services, to get great education in how to produce and market your books. And hey, it’s just a lot of fun! While there are over 40 writers conferences, there have […]
Labor Day / Labour Day Post including links
An update on projects including the WriteWell Writer’s Journal, Book Construction Blueprint, and Creativity
Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #83 including Erica Verrillo, Helen Sedwick, Darcy Pattison and many more.
e-Book Cover Design Awards, July 2017 including Dan Van Oss, Dane Low, James T. Egan, and many more.
There are many ways to improve discoverability for authors and their books, and this post lists many of them.
I have to confess that my favorite part of book design is creating the chapter opening pages. Ideally the display typography and any other pictorial or decorative elements you use on the chapter opening pages will reflect the type used in the rest of the book, including the title page. In indie books we have […]
As authors, can advertise to sell books now or we can market to build an author platform. Let’s look at the differences between these two approaches.