What is a Preface?

What is a Preface?

Sometimes, it’s important to refresh your knowledge of the basic parts of a book. It might not be glamorous or exciting, but it’s an essential part of making sure your book contains everything a reader expects. One example of these plain but essential basic elements...
Grammar and Our Changing Society

Grammar and Our Changing Society

By Arlene Miller I’m pleased to welcome Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva, back to The Book Designer. You may remember Arlene from her previous guest post, Copyediting: It Doesn’t End With Your Manuscript. If you’ve been scratching your head about the proper...
A Quick Holiday Break

A Quick Holiday Break

By Shelley Sturgeon The blog is taking a mini break but please check out the links below for lots of great reading about all things self-publishing. You can find our post archives here. Past issues of our blog carnival, Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, can be...