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Book Design Case Study: Get Off Your Arse by Brad Burton

The first ever book I designed, and typeset, was a self-help business book, provocatively titled Get Off Your Arse. For its author, business networking entrepreneur Brad Burton, it was his first foray into writing and self-publishing. There was a lot riding on the book’s success, and it was a challenge for everyone involved. The project was about much more than Brad becoming a published author – there was a sound marketing plan behind it. A…

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How a Professional Book Designer Can Make All the Difference

Design is a subjective thing, and book design is no different. Yes, there are many good solutions to any given brief, but some things will be essential to the success of your book. A professional book designer can help you achieve those. Legibility, and ease of reading, will give the reader a good experience when they have bought your book. Not only that, the chances of a potential reader buying it, in the first place,…

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Books Design Self-Publishing

Book Design Advice, Thoughts on Self-Publishing and more

Thanks for taking a look at Extrablog, and welcome along! Here you’ll find some hints and tips to help you with your book design project. There are also ruminations on a variety of subjects – self-publishing, design, books, and more general things. Please get in touch if you’ve any questions, feedback or a subject you’d like discussed. I am also open to sharing relevant articles by outside contributors, but these mustn’t be currently in use…

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