Is Interior Book Design a Commodity? Examines the 4 requirements for a functional interior book design, and asks readers whether they need custom book designs
Book Design, Internet Marketing and the Nature of Human Consciousness explores the idea that the way our brain and psychology work tells us how to relate to readers and customers
Book Design: Don’t Get Confused By Typeface Point Sizes discusses the role of proportion and x-height in relation to book typography
“We have to have a meeting,” I said to Jill. “What’s up?” “I’ve finished the book, and it still doesn’t have a title. How can I get this book out the door without a title? I can’t do the cover . . .” “Okay, okay. Let’s do it tonight. We’ll just brainstorm it until it’s […]
Top 10 Tips for Working With A Book Designer including key procedures to follow when evaluating book interior and cover designers
Book Designer, Book Shepherd, Book Doctor or Book Producer: Which One Do You Need? Clearing up the confusion about different consulting roles
7 New Typeface Combinations for Book Design including typefaces for seven different genres of books, including Garamond, Janson, Helvetica and many other typefaces.
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.
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. […]