Here’s a question from reader Pat B.: Hi Joel, Are there any rules of thumb for deciding whether text on a wide-format page should be printed in one or two columns? And if you go with two, are there guidelines for determining the optimal space between the columns? Thanks, Pat I’m not sure if there […]
Since we introduced our interior book templates in February, 2013 over 15,000 authors all over the world have created their books more quickly and at less expense than ever before. But nothing’s perfect, right? Tracy Atkins and I have been hard at work for over a year to change the way we sell our templates, […]
Resource Roundup Report and Recommendations reviews products in use at The Book Designer.com
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
How I’m Going To Book My Blog—Going Long The author takes more steps to create a book from the contents of a blog archive, and does it in an unorthodox way
Liz Castro’s EPUB Straight to the Point will revolutionize the creation of EPUB files for ebooks. Recommended for anyone who is planning to create their own ebooks, or anyone curious about how ebooks are put together.
The most popular program for preparing materials for print is Adobe’s InDesign, part of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS) version 4. Since building InDesign to compete with Quark Xpress, Adobe has integrated the program tightly with its CS teammates, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro. It’s generally referred to as a page layout program. The Old […]
Lightning Source (LSI) is my preferred vendor for print-on-demand services. Their quality is good, distribution options good for most books, and a technical staff that actually knows what they’re doing. Combined with responsive customer service, it’s easy to see why it’s the default in its field. LSI provides pretty adequate documentation but, as you might […]