The Design Department (Part 4)

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Cover Design The Design Department (Part 4) A book’s cover introduces the reader to the content even before they peruse the first sentence. A good cover will convey the subject, tone, and genre of the work upon first glance. Plus, it’s got to stand out among thousands of other books that are also trying to […]

The Design Department (Part 3)

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Typesetting Paperbacks The Design Department (Part 3) The main difference between formatting an ebook and typesetting a print book is the ability of the text to reflow. A printed book is static. Once you place an item, it never moves. You have ultimate design control from the title page to every single word break. You […]

The Design Department (Part 2)

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Formatting Ebooks The Design Department (Part 2) The Design Department posts will present an overview of basic book design for indie publishers, but it is by no means an in-depth how-to. This series will offer options for making your vision come to life, and as we go along, I’ll suggest some resources that will tackle […]

The Design Department

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Welcome to the Design Department! As an indie publisher, you are ultimately responsible for the presentation of your product–your book–to potential readers. You get to choose your cover art, the title font, and even the interior layout of your book. The Design Department is where your edited text turns into a real book! Your manuscript […]

The Editorial Department (Part 3)

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What to Expect from Your Editor So far, in this series on the editing aspects of the book business (part 1 and part 2) , we discussed author-editor relations, levels of editing, and some general pricing structure. Now let’s talk about what authors should expect from editors. When your work comes back from the editor, you […]