Saturday Q & A With the Book Designer 05: Book Files. Do you own your book files, or can you get them from your subsidy publisher?
Lessons From a Do-It-Yourself Book Cover Designer by Will Entrekin, how he designed the covers for his first three books, and got an education along the way
Book Design to Sell: Fonts for Books with Laura Cross. In an interview Joel Friedlander talks about how to choose fonts for self-published books
Self-Publishing Case Study: Nonfiction Hybrid combining a narrative with a self-help guidebook. Each part of the book needs its own typographic book design
Yesterday’s New York Times Magazine had a brief and cheery write up by Virginia Heffernan in a section called The Medium. Heffernan uses the release of last year’s numbers of books published to contrast the self-publishers of old, disrespected by the marketplace for their odd, not “booky” books, with the situation today. I also covered […]
A few weeks ago Smashwords made it possible to get self-published books into Apple’s iBookstore for sale on the iPad, and from what I read there are already several thousand Smashwords titles in the iBookstore. Some of Apple’s approved content aggregators have also put out mechanisms for making contact with content creators and rights holders. […]
I talk to writers every week who are thinking about self-publishing. It’s a major step, and each person takes that step in their own way. People seem to be most influenced by their own professional background, and sometimes by knowing someone who published a book. A big part of my job in these talks is […]