Are you including print books in your publishing strategy, or do you think you might want to do that someday? Good news. I’ve partnered with BookBaby, the ebook distributor and publishing services vendor, to make my new book available to anyone who wants it for free. That’s pretty generous, don’t you think? There’s a link […]
Continuation of the story of how WriteWell Writers’ Journals have been designed and manufactured.
The first part of the story of the creation of WriteWell Writers’ Journals.
The use and typesetting of hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes
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 […]
Do you have literary heroes? Most writers do. I was thinking about some of my own literary heroes recently, and the books that had made such a big impresssion on me—and millions of other readers. That’s when I realized that I had a unique way to pay these authors and their books a kind of […]
Editor’s Note: As more examples of “bad typography” appear, I’ll continue to update this article. And hey, you can send me your own examples for inclusion, too. (See the end of the article. Last edit on June 15, 2017.) Typography of one sort or another is all around us. And that’s why bad typography is […]
Does design influence the readability of books? We introduce 6 new genre-specific pre-designed book templates at BookDesignTemplates.com
Announcing The Book Makers, a complete book design and production service
Sometimes when I think back on all the time I’ve spent in graphic arts and related endeavors, I have to admit it’s been quite a ride. Of course, working all through the disruption caused by the gradual digitization of design skills and typography has given me a prime seat from which to view the disruption […]