Book Design

After reading a few of the stories early on, I started to think about the beautiful, ephemeral things in life: iridescence
At first I was sorry to see these cows amble off my jacket design, but when I looked back at my computer screen, I saw that
J. Abbott Miller, a partner in the international design consultancy, Pentagram, specializes in exhibit, interactive and identity design. He has also designed numerous books for world-class cultural institutions.
I've found that many booksellers, when faced with the sometimes daunting task of deciding what to read next, have developed their own idiosyncratic "strategies." Often secret, until now.
So you've decided to have an ebook designer convert your book into ePub (iBooks/Nook/Kobo) and mobi (Kindle) formats. Great! What formats are best to send?
-- and -- Photo: Lead Type by Andre Chinn (andrechinn) @flickr.com. Used through a Creative Commons license. So, for example
Years ago, the only way to get published was to type the manuscript, send it to a publisher, and hope for the best. But book publishing has changed significantly. There are more opportunities -- and many more pitfalls.
In Warren Lehrer's new book A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley, he's created a tour de force of graphic design, illustration and writing.
What is your previous design experience, with books and otherwise? Of course I do. A cover, even a wrong one says volumes
What was the biggest challenge in designing this cover? "The Waste Land," first published in 1922, is a fairly dense piece
I'm inspired by all sorts of things. I get really excited about new projects, researching, and finding solutions for them
Elsa: Where the inspiration would come from for this series was clear from the project brief. The idea was to create pulp
Lolita—The Story of a Cover Girl has its genesis in “Covering Lolita,” Dieter E. Zimmer’s online gallery of close to 200
The contest began in 1924. Here's this year's list. Are they missing any of your favorite covers? Let us know which ones
What was the biggest challenge in designing this cover? Book jacket design has never been better, and I couldn't possibly
Some of the greatest books in literature are now available in the public domain - yet the public domain editions are often
Making those decisions in a vacuum is never a good idea -- it's too easy to waste time when you should have spent money or throw away money when a little time and effort would have done far more good. Hopefully this has helped you to approach these decisions a bit better prepared.
This idea that there are “girl books” and “boy books” and “chick lit” and “whatever is the guy equivalent of chick lit”* gives
If you are a female author, you are much more likely to get a package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. We're the high fructose corn syrup of literature, even when our products are the same.
Creative Review reports that the Italian maestro has been recorded discussing how to make a book according to a strict grid