Self-Publishers Start Here: Understanding Fonts & Typography, Book Design and layout including how to avoid mistakes that make your book look unprofessional, choosing typefaces and more.
When Is a Book Review Not a Book Review? Sometimes you have to ignore the design of a book, sometimes the content. The trick is knowing when, because you can’t expect business books to always be beautifully designed.
One Day can hold a lot of diverse tasks for a blogging book designer active in social media. Follow along as he goes from task to task throughout the day.
Top 10 List of the Worst Possible Self-Publishing Mistakes, A Comical Look at Some Common Misunderstandings, formatted like the David Letterman “Top 10 Lists” from his TV show.
Book designers use various typographic designs to solve the dilemma of making good-looking pages with text breaks. Here are 8 Solutions that use typographic ornaments, pictographs, bullets and regular type characters, each of which gives a different color to the page.
Being a self-publisher doesn’t mean doing every task yourself. It means you’re in business, and business ought to guide your decisions. Instead of getting stuck in the idea you have to do everything yourself, hire professionals to help you get to market and earn back your investment.
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.
Digital books, new ways of looking at text, and the toppling of old structures in the book business are pushing us toward the future. A look back at the past can remind us of what our ancestors thought important about the design of books.
The easiest and most reliable way to communicate about specific colors in reproduction is with the Pantone Matching System. Use it with confidence throughout your printed products including book covers and company publications.
I’m pretty excited. Not quite as excited as the day I went down to East West Bookstore on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to see my book Body Types on a bookstore shelf for the first time. That was pretty awesome, even if Jill had to rearrange the stock a bit to show the book to […]