Announcing the publication of The Book Blueprint, Expert Advice for Creating Industry-Standard Print Books
Last year I explained how I came to partner with Betty Sargent on the first comprehensive resource guide for indie authors. And how the book, with the help of readers, launched at #1 in several categories on Amazon. It was awesome. The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide gathered over 150 reviews online, mostly very favorable. But […]
5 Favorite Free Fonts for Interior Book Design shows samples and gives information on Theano Didot, Alegreya, Crimson, Gandhi Serif, Rosarivo
X Hits the Spot: Why .DOCX is Better than .DOC for Authors Using Word by Tracy R. Atkins examines the evolution of Word’s file formats and gives advice for authors
Book Design: Don’t Get Confused By Typeface Point Sizes discusses the role of proportion and x-height in relation to book typography
Finding Photographs for a Book or Blog Gets Better compares Fotolia.com and iStockphoto.com and looks at the Flickr utility Compfight.com
Case Study: Hardcover Adventure Travel. The Boy Behind the Gate by Larry Jacobson, a complex typographic design with a lot of other decorative elements
Self-Publishing Case Study: Nonfiction by Sally Fletcher. Music, Healing and Harmony and the design and production process
Pagination Styles: Shall We Kill the Widows & Orphans? As a self-publisher you’ll have to choose one style over another, and live with the results of either stray lines or holes at the bottom of your pages.
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.