Tag Archives: book design

Using book design elements in your marketing

Any marketing bod will tell you that branding is important. The trm brand coves all sorts of different things, but one of the main visible aspects is a consistent image. It is useful if people can tell it is you … Continue reading

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How to brief a book designer

To make your book look good, you need to talk to a designer. To get the best out of a conversation, you need to plan. Here is a post about how to brief a book designer. Visit my websites via … Continue reading

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An experiment into judging a book by the cover

We all know that it isn’t sensible to judge a book by the cover. But at some level, we all do it. It may only be when we go straight past a dull grey effort because our eye is caught … Continue reading

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Better book design

We can all recognise a good book design when we see it. It just works. Sometimes a book is so beautiful that we think to comment on it. Other times, a well-designed book is easy to look at, easy to read, … Continue reading

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Working with a designer

If you are working through the publishing process, you may find you need to work with a designer. Do you know what to expect from the process? Do you know what they will expect to get from you? Find out … Continue reading

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Read this before you design your own book cover

Authors often make terrible book cover designers. Sometimes that is because they are too close to the project, and forget that the cover needs to sell the book to strangers. If you are thinking of designing your own cover, you might … Continue reading

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How to design a book cover in Word

The cover of your book is a very important thing. Much more important than it used to be before epublishing. If you are brave enough to design your own and are confident in Word, this post will interest you. Visit … Continue reading

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Classic book design

If you are thinking about the design of your book, here is a useful guide to classic ideas. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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More about book cover design

Here are a couple more blog posts about cover design: How to optimise your cover for online sales so that the impact doesn’t get lost in a thumbnail. A behind the scenes look at the process at Random House. Visit my … Continue reading

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Designing a book cover

We all know book covers are an important part of a marketing strategy. Some people will want to attempt the task themselves, but I think it is equally important to understand the process if you are going to have help. … Continue reading

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