Family History Transformed into a Treasured Book

Family History Transformed into a Treasured Book

Debbie Kirsch came to me with a long-held vision to transform her family history research into a visually engaging custom-designed book. Her book, Here We Are: A Family History, is a private family history. After thirty years of visiting many musty archives, combing...
Estimate your page count

Estimate your page count

You’ve finished your manuscript (or nearly finished it!) and you’re ready to get some quotes for book design and printing. But first you’ll want to know approximately how many pages your finished book will have. Here’s a simple way to calculate...
Pages need design too

Pages need design too

Unlike book cover design (which calls attention to itself), page design is silent—forming a bridge between the author’s words and the reader. Many people are surprised to learn that pages are actually designed because, unlike a book cover design, the page design...
Typesetting 101

Typesetting 101

You and your book designer have created an outstanding design for your book pages, and now your book is ready for typesetting. The irony of excellent typesetting is that no one will notice it! Your reader will find it smooth traveling from cover to cover. How exactly...
Interview on book design by Epic Universe

Interview on book design by Epic Universe

Epic Universe author Lee Stephen interviews Fiona Raven about the book design process following the publication of his first two sci-fi novels in the Epic series, Dawn of Destiny and Outlaw Trigger. 1. Tell us how you got into book design. In 1995, I was given the...