Chris Finlan self-published a novel to benefit a charity for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Now his book is being made into a movie. He has gone from unpublished author to owner of a publishing house to a writer with a film in production in less than a year.
My interview today to kick off 2010 is with Christopher Finlan, self-published author of Not A Fire Exit. Chris is a Temple University grad who works in the software business. He lives with his wife and children in Wayne, Pennsylvania. I worked with Chris for several months over 2009 to design and produce this book. […]
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 […]
This new novel by first-time author Christopher Finlan is an exciting read. Chris wanted a clean page layout that let readers really enjoy the text. In designing novels particularly, it’s important that none of the design elements used to add visual interest to the page interrupt the flow of the narrative. Of course, readers engaged […]