Before you try to woo the media with a sizzling pitch, or attract potential readers with compelling free content, you must be ready to dazzle them with an eye-popping cover.
How I Used My Self-Published Book to Teach My Students by Brian South details how a high school teacher brought his students on his self-publishing journey with him to create an authentic learning situation, and how the students actually contributed.
Book Cover Design and the Problem of Symbolism advises against putting too many elements on your book cover: keep it simple
Finding Photographs for a Book or Blog Gets Better compares Fotolia.com and iStockphoto.com and looks at the Flickr utility Compfight.com
5 Great Fonts for Book Covers including ChunkFive, League Gothic, Baskerville, Franchise and Trajan
This is the second article about dealing with a cover design project with artwork supplied by the client. In the first, I looked at the book cover design process for Chris Finlan’s Not A Fire Exit. This time I’m going to look at the designs prepared for Bill Goldberg’s The “And” Principle. Here is the […]
Over the last few months I’ve designed two book covers that involved artwork supplied by the author. This is a slightly unusual situation and forces you to think in creative ways. If your client hands you a piece of artwork and says, “I love this! I want it on my book cover,” then you had […]
The post continues the Book Construction Blueprint, a series of posts providing reliable guidance to anyone taking on the construction of a book that must conform to generally-accepted practice. We’ve already looked at the parts of a book, book pagination, the copyright page, the use of chapters and subheads, and the elements found on the […]