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On the final day of Author Goodies, we’re talking design and layout advice…perfect if you need to format for e-book conversion or looking for tips when designing a cover.
E-book Formats and Formatting
Blog posts here at dog-earbookdesign.com:
The K.I.S.S. Principle
Good articles by others:
A good high-level overview to e-book formats and approaches to making them from BubbleCow.
For those of you who are HTML and CSS savvy, here’s the guide from Guido Henkel.
By yours truly and featured earlier this year at Upgrade Your Story: 10 tips from a cover designer
The 6 Principles of Design from J6 Design in Australia.
From noupe.com: Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles
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Jerry originally had an illustrated cover in mind for this satire. I provided a second option, developed as part of the design process, which Jerry selected with almost no revisions.
Congratulations on the launch Jerry!
Top Dog is available now in Kindle format at amazon.Read More
This summer, I was thrilled to play a small role in the creation of this piece of Canadiana! In September 2014, Prince Edward Island hosted A Bold Vision Women’s Leadership Conference, where 23 female visionaries shared their visions for Canada’s future. As a legacy piece, the conference committee decided to publish an anthology of essays written by the visionaries.
I worked with the anthology committee to select e-book distributor, short run book printer and print-on-demand partners, consulted on printing and publishing issues, designed the e-book and print covers, designed the custom print interior, and created formatted ebook versions.
Interview-style Essay Page
Essay Page with photography
E-book Interior PagesRead More
I was thrilled to work with Roger Gordon on his memoir, Starting To Frame.
Roger tackled many important issues in this work, including mental illness, and I am proud to have played a small part.
Roger provided all the images for the cover, and we worked together to create this design. Legibility was a top priority for Roger, who has a family member with a vision impairment.
One of the challenges of the front cover artwork was the digital removal of another person in the ‘present day’ photo. Luckily, Roger had two shots to work with.
Click on the cover above to have a better look at the final product.
For the interior of the printed book, Roger chose to start with a pre-designed interior and make some changes, again to maximize legibility for his readers.
Roger’s book is now available at Amazon and other online retailers.Read More