The following is a series of blog posts on book design fundamentals.
Frankly, there is a lot of bad book design out there. I’ve certainly committed my fair share of design sins—I suppose it is part of the learning process. Luckily, if you know a few of the basics, it is easy to dress up that former MS Word manuscript and get a publication that doesn’t hurt the eyes of readers and, worse, interfere with the message of the content.
With a book, we want the design to disappear. Or, put another way, we want the design to create a fluid relationship between the reader and the material.
In the following posts are describe some of the nuts and bolts of creating books and a few best practices in book design.
The Modern Book: The Legacy of Jan Tschichold and Paul Renner
Elements of Book Design: The Grid
The Iterative Process of Book Cover Creation
The Basics of Book Binding Types
Creating Elegant eBooks for Academics and Students
Check back. Or subscribe ☟ below. More to come.