Publishing a children’s book and using a book designer

Why you need a book designer for your children’s book Publishing a children’s book? Use a book designer to make it visually appealing and easy to read before the artwork begins.   Case study: Channon, a first-time author, hired an illustrator who had little knowledge of book design. How did I know?  1) The artist/illustrator (?) did not leave adequate space for the story…

A designer’s dream project

Working with artist Susan Zimmerman was a designer’s dream project. I was referred to Susan by printer Tim Malott of HF Group.  Susan is a ceramicist and photographer. I met with her to discuss her book, The Light in the Kiva and wrote an estimate for book design. I have always wanted to design an art book! “The Light in…

extra steps in book design

Extra steps in book design

Many first-time authors have never published a book before, and they are unaware of the extra steps involved in the process. My primary focus is book design, but taking extra steps such as guidance and suggestions, will help authors reach their goal.  Extra steps for “Anne,” a first-time author  •  Was Anne going to do an ebook or print book? She intended to…

A voice from the past

The email message said, “A voice from the past.” My former corporate client, Annie, had switched departments in her company, and it had been more than a year since I heard from her. She now needed help with an unfinished design assignment. Annie said the project was a community-involvement book for investors. “Did anyone from…

your most important marketing piece

Your most important marketing piece

Your book cover is your most important marketing piece. A professionally designed cover is the main focus of your brand and self-promotion materials. Utilize your graphic designer to create materials that engage and reach your target audience. A graphic style complements your book cover and visually builds your brand. It’s essential to be consistent across…