Ebook Cover Design Gold Star

Book award

 Good news—I won a book award this week: Hi Timothy, Just letting you know that your submission, There and Back Again: A Decade of Travel Tales, has received a gold star in TheBookDesigner.com’s June’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. Please accept our congratulations!  I’ve attached a badge that you might want to display on your website…

Remembering Corinne Richardson

I met Corinne Richardson at a St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA) “networking-blitz” meeting in December 2005. When she looked at my business card, she recognized the name, “Kodner,” and then we discovered we also had a mutual friend. She said, “I’m writing a book, and I’d like you to design it when it’s ready.” Several…

Can you help?

“Can you help teach a graphic design high school class about good book cover design?” asked Rob Durham, a teacher at Marquette High School. “The students are making their own e-books from short stories they have written. I’m showing them how to self-publish on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).” “Sure,” I replied. “I would love to…

Overwhelmed by self-publishing

Most people are curious and overwhelmed by self-publishing. At a recent St. Louis Publishers Vendor Showcase, local author-services providers, such as book designers, editors, book coaches, printers, and illustrators, had the opportunity to display our products and services and explain to authors what we do. Many aspiring authors stopped by my table and asked questions.…

Cover and interior book design

Cover and interior book design for Our Father’s Voice began with a call from author Felicia Graber. She and her brother. Dr. Leon Bialecki, spent many years of transcribing, translating, and editing their father’s interviews about his experiences during the Holocaust. The interviews with Salomon Lederberger were originally recorded in 1981. Felicia had turned them…