In Part 3, learn how to format a table of contents, chapter name headers, page numbers and more using a template to prepare your manuscript for publication.
In Part 2, learn how to format drop caps, section breaks, and headers and footers using a template to prepare your manuscript for publication.
We’d like to re-introduction you to Book Design Templates technology and show you how easy it can be to design the interior of your book–and save money!
Here’s how to create a print-ready PDF version of your book for print, set to the proper trim size for your book project.
Publishing has changed in so many ways during my time as a book designer, but one thing remains the same: the basics of good book design and layout.
I’ve recently been writing a series on Book Anatomy for the BookWorks site, and the most recent article just went live last week. In taking the opportunity to revise my own work of about 10 years ago on the Parts of a Book I found a number of places where the list could be updated […]
A bit of miscellany today: Get the “Out” Out When did the word “out” invade the rest of our verbs? It’s everywhere, and deserves to be eliminated. Some examples: Tweet out Report out When did this sneak in? “Out” in these contexts adds nothing, since the idea of “sending it out” is inherent in both […]
Here’s a question from reader Pat B.: Hi Joel, Are there any rules of thumb for deciding whether text on a wide-format page should be printed in one or two columns? And if you go with two, are there guidelines for determining the optimal space between the columns? Thanks, Pat I’m not sure if there […]
It can be a challenge to explain to new authors that they need to consider their marketing plans before making arrangements for book design and production. They want to know why they can’t just publish the book they want to publish and worry about the rest of it later? After all, many new authors have […]
Using type ornaments in your book design can add a pleasing pictorial element to your typographic pages. Depending on the tone you’re trying to establish with your design, there’s likely to be a choice of ornaments that will complement the other choices you’ve made when selecting fonts and the overall design direction for the book. […]