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 now we turn to the […]
Okay, you’ve sweated over your manuscript, you’re finished with your re-writes, and it’s time to leave the dark of the writer’s solitude for the bright wide open world of readers just waiting for your book. But how will you get your book into print? How will you publish? Not so long ago, “getting published” meant […]
Amid all the discussion about self-publishing we can forget that each decision to publish is a specific, unique, and very personal calculation. Hey, there are as many “reasons” to publish a book as there are people to publish them, but some authors are ideally placed to make use of the self-publishing tools available these days. […]
There’s no bigger decision you make in designing a book than picking the body typeface. A book by its nature is a long reading experience, and as book publishers we want our books to be as easy to read as possible while communicating the author’s intent.
Searching for old files, the author comes across the raw material for a new book drawn from lectures almost-forgotten and stored in his garage.