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Book Layout & Design Ideas: Layout 5
18 Sep 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas: Layout 5

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book design ideas for your books, magazines, or ebooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline from which to begin your own book journey. Layout 5 Image 5.1 This is my favorite layout of the three, and I’m paying...

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Quick Typography Tips for Non-Designers
12 Sep 2018

Quick Typography Tips for Non-Designers

Consciously or unconsciously, typography communicates to us every day. The visual appearance of your words is crucial to the communication of information and ideas; the arrangement of letters on a page enables learning and conveys meaning in an important way. As a book creator, you can harness the power of typography to give your work more impact. Typography refers to the style, arrangement, and appearance of...

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6 Professional Layout Design Tips
06 Sep 2018

6 Professional Layout Design Tips

If you are new to design, it’s a good idea to start with the basics. A layout is the way in which text and images are arranged. When these elements are combined effectively, the memorability of your content, its visual impact, and the viewer’s experience will be heightened exponentially. Media such as books, websites, advertisements, and museum walls all use layout in different forms. In...

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Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 4
30 Aug 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 4

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book design ideas for your books, magazines, or ebooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline from which to begin your own book journey. This image is from a series titled “Man vs Nature” which detailed topics like big...

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How to Write a Book Proposal and Why You Need One to Publish
29 Aug 2018

How to Write a Book Proposal and Why You Need One to Publish

All publishers are gamblers. Your job, as a writer or photographer who wants to be published, is to convince them that your project is a good bet. They are trying to select, from an enormous pile of possibilities, which book is most likely to be profitable. Every book they sign is a risk. To complicate matters, many first-time authors don’t realize how much of the...

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How to Write a Fantasy Novel
24 Aug 2018

How to Write a Fantasy Novel

The commercial success of fantasy series such as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones saga mean that the fantasy genre is more popular than ever—both among readers and authors. The shelves of any good bookstore (physical or online) are stacked with tales of quests and adventures in new worlds, magical powers, and fantastical beings. It’s easy to see why escaping into the imagined...

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