Yellow Glasses Project

The Yellow Glasses Project is an eye-catching reading promotion at the St. Louis County Library. Yellow book covers are extremely popular and attract attention. Sure enough, the display caught my eye when I walked into the library. Displayed on an eight-sided console were oodles of books with yellow covers, plus a yellow sunglass’s sticker.  The…

Meeting in my garage

I scheduled a meeting in my garage with Jan, a new client who found me through my website. Jan has been undergoing chemotherapy, and she needs to take extra precautions to protect her health when she meets with people. “While I want to be careful, I really do want to move this project forward, so I would like to keep the…

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An email inquiry from an author

I received an email inquiry from an author for my book cover design service. Jeff’s book had originally been published by CreateSpace. “The covers were made a while ago when it was common for authors to use CreateSpace’s Covercreator,” he explained.“These covers need an update. So, I’m contacting designers who might be the best fit for this…

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…