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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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Book Production – the Technical Part of Your Book Project

So, you’ve battled through the writing of your book and got a finished manuscript that you’re ready to publish. You’ve done the design work needed to get your writing presented in the most attractive and professional way. The next stage is the technical process – the ‘dark art’, if you like – of book production. You need to overcome technical hurdles in any production process to get a successful finished product. It’s the same with…

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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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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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