Book Design

After reading a few of the stories early on, I started to think about the beautiful, ephemeral things in life: iridescence
I had to laugh -- it turns out I’d been pretty stubborn too! Davis’s sentences hadn’t needed embellishment; they’d just needed
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?
Why would master book designers who have been doing their jobs for years do something so mind-bogglingly stupid? Because
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.
Our recent covers for "Fear of Flying," "Kamasutra," and "Philosophy in the Boudoir." Challenging America’s absurd puritanism
What is your previous design experience, with books and otherwise? In your own words, what is this book about? Did you consider
I'm inspired by all sorts of things. I get really excited about new projects, researching, and finding solutions for them
What are some of your favorite book covers? Elsa: The approval of the series design was quick and straightforward. Now that
Fifty-eight years after Lolita was first published, Vladimir Nabokov’s most famous novel remains firmly in the public consciousness
Here's this year's list. Are they missing any of your favorite covers? Let us know which ones in the comments! How do they
Most designers are visual omnivores. If it's got words or images, I look, and if it's got both, I look harder. Our heroine
"At a time when battles over copyright are raging, the value of the public domain is clear. We believe that projects like
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.
And the simple fact of the matter is, if you are a female author, you are much more likely to get the package that suggests
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.
Check it out above and let us know your favorite design books in the comments! As befits an 82-year-old designer, he uses