Designing & Editing Book Interiors - Adding and Deleting Pages - Book interiors require so much checking and recheck because deleting or even adding just one page can have a huge domino effect throughout the rest of the book.
A Book Design Blog - Foreword is a community in the service of books and book design, with authors in the US and UK.
Book Design - Page Layout Tips - Should you decide that you would like to prepare your own book layout, we have prepared a few basic tips to help get you on your way.
Book Design Questions - How do I design a book with Word
Book Design: An Experimental Investigation - Use the Page Design tool to change the various quantities and examine the resulting page design.
Book Printing Tips - Book printing tips and the other related printing tips sites will allow you to maximize the power of your print communications whether they're book printing, catalog printing, post card printing, brochure printing, flyer printing, and other print communication needs
Cover Design and Layout - How to Design a Book in Word and Convert to PDF
Cover Design Tips - Our Top Cover Tips
Book Covers - Book covers really do matter.
Readers look at the front cover and the back cover and then
quickly make buying decisions. Reviewers can only review
a few books each week, so must select book covers that appear
to be the most interesting. Your book cover must survive "the glance test" for both reviewers and book
Desktop Publishing Your Family History Book - Design, Layout, Printing for a Family History Book
Book Design : Binding Styles - A useful article about the different possible binding styles of books.
Design for Reading - To Design For Attention -- and then be sure the message is read -- several lessons can be learned from that most mundane of printed material, the newspaper. Why do newspapers tend to look like . . . well, newspapers? Because their basic design works. Readers buy the paper every day.
Designing a Book Wrapper - Several months ago, our Conservation Services Division was asked to design a book wrapper for the use of the Princeton University Library. An enclosure similar to a phase box in function and purpose was needed but at a lower cost, both in time and materials.
Design Tips: Making Memorable Book Covers - At a time when bookshelves are crowded with titles clamoring for buyers' attention, does your book cover design stand out? Learn how today's publishers harness innovative design and production techniques to win over readers.
Designing Your Books as Sales Aids - The marketability of a book is determined not only by its editorial content and the qualifications and fame of the author but also by the design, packaging, and price of the book. In this report, we'll discuss the last three elements in greater detail.
Book Design : Interior Pages - How to layout and publish inside pages of books.
Dot-font: Design in a Bind - Book design, like typography, is one of those things we take for granted unless we practice them professionally; as readers most of us don't consciously notice how a page is laid out unless it screams to be noticed. But our ability to enjoy and use books depends partly on the art and craft of the book designer.
Ddot-font: The Last Word on Book Design - Closing out his series on book design, John D. Berry takes on display type, front and back matter, and playing nice with others. Truly mastering the nuances and practice of book design takes at least one well-stocked library and one long lifetime, but everybody has to start somewhere. With this last installment of my three-part introduction to book design, I close what I hope will be a useful starting point for the aspiring book designer and curious browser alike.
Book Design and Production Tips - These are tips and information about the book design and production process
Designing a Book : Cover Design - Cover Design The cover and title of your book play an important role in your book sales. Good design is what guides buyers as they select the products they purchase. By using an effective title, striking graphics, or interesting color combinations, you can create an attractive cover which will help sell your book.
Prepress Requirements for Trade Books - This is a helpful resource for prepress and book design.
Dot-font: Book Design, Part II - John D. Berry continues his treatise on book design. In this second of three articles, he focuses on text spacing and typeface selection.
Technical Aspects of Book Design and Publishing - Take a look at all of the parts of book design that you just can't 'get'.
Five Tips For Designing A Successful eBook - Writing an ebook is only your first step on the journey to success. Once you've written it you have to design it and sell it. While there's plenty of information on how to write ebooks and how to sell them, there's very little about how to design them properly.
How I Create a Book - How to write and design a Book
Interior Book Design and Layout - Interior Book Design and Layout
Insider Design Tips For Ebook Cover Graphics That Sell - Insider Design Tips For Ebook Cover Graphics That Sell
Margins in Page Design - From your Guide, a quick design lesson in the use of margins including common specifications for margins for books and similar documents.
Book Cover Designs and Colors - Color Color is tricky at the best of times. If you want exact color management for your book cover design (such as a particular shade of blue for a university logo), you really should use something called spot color.
What Bonus Marketing Materials Can I Get From My Book Printer? - Soft cover books are usually printed on large press sheets, and usually there is enough room on these sheets to print additional items, such as postcards and bookmarks.
Book Production: Quantity & Print Run - How many books should you print? In the cost-conscious world of business, you should carefully weigh the benefits of small versus large print runs. The per-unit cost of a book goes down the more books you print. More about quantity.
Best Selling Book Cover Design - To get a book cover design may be expensive and painstaking one. Book cover and the layout of the inside pages should catch the eye of the readers in today’s market.
Online Technical Writing: Book Design - In this chapter, book design means the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various typical components of a book. "Components" here refers to actual sections or pages of a book such as the edition notice, the preface, the index, or the front or back cover. In the page-design chapter, the term element refers to things that can occur multiple times practically anywhere in a book, such as headers, footers, tables, illustrations, lists, notices, highlighting, and so on.
Printing and Binding Your Book - Printing and Binding Your Book
Producing Your Book - Book Design, Typesetting and Layout
Production Process - This guide is for authors of Brookes Publishing titles, however, it gives to you the process of publishing a book and at the bottom, this articles tells you all about press proofs. In the Printing and Binding Section, there is a couple paragraphs all about bluelines.
Selection of Fonts - PRC provides some good advice on fonts for books, manuals, and other documents that may contain technical information or aimed at a technical/scientific audience.
Book Production and Typesetting - Anyone typesetting a book needs to know grammar, design, and the basic rules in typesetting to make a book look professional.
Book Production and Binding - Binding can be case bound (hardcover), perfect bound (soft cover), with a lay-flat binding, or bound with wire-stitching (saddle stitched), spiral wire, or plastic combs. Binding options.
Money Savers When Designing and Printing Books - Ten money-saving tips for self-publishers.
Tips on Book Design - Tips on Book Design
Typesetting & Layout of Your Book - The design and layout of your book should reflect the subject of the book and style of your writing. The design and layout of your book will combine choices of fonts, illustrations and other elements placed on pages using a consistent layout design though out the book.
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Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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