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.
The cover and interior design of a self-help book by a life coach is shown in sample cover and interior design to follow the design process. Mark Susnow worked for almost a year to bring Dancing on the River into production, and the result shows the work that went into it.
Automatic leading is about as satisfying as a robot dog. Increase or decrease leading to make your document look more professional.
Travel writing, never out of fashion, seems to be pretty popular at the moment. And when you get great travel writing imbued with personality, you’ve got something special. That’s why I was really pleased to be called on by Lisa Alpine to design the interior of her new book, Exotic Life: Laughing Rivers, Dancing Drums […]
One of the projects I’m working on is a memoir of growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s a very personal but fascinating look at childhood in another time and place, and I’ll talk more about this book when it’s published, but it’s a great example of setting up a straight narrative book page layout. […]