Thinking About Design

Good design can mean the difference between someone purchasing your product/book and passing on it. There's a lot of emphasis on UX/UI design now, and the concepts can be applied to anything you sell. Design and Words "9 simple but powerful UX writing tips for designers" on Medium: Make clear lists, scannable content, and links …

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Guest Post: 5 Money-Saving DIY Design Tricks for Self-Publishers

You decided to put your thoughts to paper and have a manuscript that you deem worthy of publication. However, you do not want to pay a company to use expensive and proprietary software to make your book stand out among the rest of the books on a book store shelf or on Amazon. Here are …

Guest Post: Unleash the Power of Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful, flexible tool that allows you to create great art and graphics. Read on for how to learn more about taking advantage of all of Adobe Photoshop's features. By Brenda Barron Photoshop gives you the tools to accomplish some amazing image editing techniques without having specialist knowledge, so think what you …

FotoJet, an Online Collage Maker, Graphic Designer, and Photo Editor

Visuals are an important aspect of building platforms. Think about it. What is more likely to catch your eye on Twitter or Facebook? A few words and maybe a link, or a strong image that conveys a message? There's a reason for the idiom, "a picture is worth a thousand words." With that in mind, …

Taking Stock of Industries Related to Book Publishing and How That Relates to the Future

Book publishers can learn a lot from their media counterparts. As the world becomes more connected, the lines between these industries is getting blurred. Keeping on top of trends then can be really helpful, in terms of getting ideas of what can be done and what to expect in the future. Here are a few headlines …

Indie Authors: Designing Books and Choosing Fonts

Indie authors are sometimes called authorpreneurs, because they have to act like entrepreneurs and make all the decisions about their books. This includes how to design books. And one of the most important design elements is typography. Butterick's Practical Typography has a great overview of what constitutes typography and why it matters. Keep in mind that …

EBook Design

Just like regular books, the design, both interior and exterior, of an ebook is important. To see an example of what I mean, see Carolyn Jewel's post, Why eBook Formatting Matters – A Case Study. She includes examples of how her ebook looks on different devices, as well as what a well-formatted ebook looks like compared …