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.
Learning to give different elements of the book page more or less emphasis depends on intelligent use of “negative space” in chapter openers, subheads, leading and other areas of book design.
Self-Publishing Case Study: Personal Memoir The Andrew Street Mob by Brian Marais, a great example of personal self-publishing. Designed for the purposes of the author, it presents a useful model.
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.
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.
3 Keys to Setting Up Successful Book Pages for self-publishers. Defining the typeface, line length and leading help determine the overall look of the book. Make sure to get these elements right.
8 Drop Caps For Chapter Openings in Adobe InDesign with variations you can use in your own books to lend a decorative air to the beginning of your chapters. Drops, stand-ups, hanging indents, artwork, there are lots of variations to use.