Book Designing

 
I have often been asked, ‘If you don’t do the pictures, and you don’t do the words, then what do you do?’ To which I reply, “Well, I ‘do’ the fonts, Editing, the format, and the cover design. But actually, my most important role is to extract wonderful, story-telling illustrations from the artists.
When I read a text, I have a very strong sense of what the illustrations on the page should be. I usually have a feel for the layout even before I’ve commissioned the illustrator, and to let you in on a secret, sometimes I even thumbnail out the entire book before briefing the artist, so I know what to suggest when we first meet to talk over ideas for picture content.

From the first briefing meeting to delivery of the final product, it’s my job to support the artist and of-course the author through the book-making process: it’s all about good personal working relationships. Each book is a different journey that can have highs and lows, laughter and tears. I am there to reassure, mop brows, calm panics, install confidence, and to make sure after a sometimes long and painful labor, a beautiful book is delivered. And rather like a baby, a book that everyone involved loves, is immensely proud of, and that everyone else will want to pick up.
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PROs of self -publishing a book

 

A room without books is like a body without a soul.


No Gatekeepers

There are no gatekeepers—no literary agents or publishers standing in your way. This allows for diversity to flourish and for underrepresented voices to finally have a space to share their work.

Higher Margins

Not only are the barriers to entry lower, but the margins are higher. When you work with a traditional publisher, they have to take their cut. By self-publishing your own book, you can earn more for each book that you sell.

More Control

When you self-publish, you own your work and have complete control over the publishing process. For a lot of authors who have poured their hearts and souls into writing a book, it’s very important for them to have power to make decisions throughout the publishing process.

Equal Quality

As technology has improved, self-published authors now have access to high-quality printing and book distribution networks similar to traditionally published authors. Your self-published book will look like the other books on the shelves.

ESSENTIAL

BESTSELLER
$ 499
99
  • Content & Copy editing
  • Formatting & Proof reading
  • Interior Design
  • Front & Back Cover
  • Book Interior Revision
  • 24 X 7 support
  • Look Inside Book Preview
  • Beta Reading Feedback
  • Typographic interest
  • 3D Mockup & Poster
  • Book Teaser Video
  •  
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REAL MARVEL
$ 599
99
  • Content & copy editing
  • Formatting & Proof reading
  • Interior Design
  • Front & Back Cover
  • Book Interior Design
  • 24 X 7 support
  • Look Inside Book Preview
  • Beta Reading Feedback
  • Typographic interest
  • 3D Mockup & Poster
  • Book Teaser Video
  •  
 

Self publishing the way it should be: easy setup, full control, no inventory, wide distribution.

Publishing is a highly competitive industry, with literally tens of thousands of people who either have written or are thinking of writing a book they would like to see in print. However, wherever there is great demand, (think of the amount of people who squander money on dubious weight loss programs), there are people who will take advantage of that demand for financial gain. Vanity publishers fall into this category. Not to be confused with other legitimate types of self-publishing, vanity publishers exist on the fees paid to them by authors to publish their books, and have no interest in the quality of the book or in helping an author market and distribute their work. 
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