When you choose to publish and print with www.SelfPublishing.com, you have the opportunity to work with professional editors and designers. You also have the opportunity to learn a lot about the processes that go into a successful publishing solution. The more you know about editing, design, and printing, the more likely you’ll be to reach the destination that you’ve identified for your published project. To that end we recommend that authors take field trips to bookstores and look at books from traditional publishers. Check out what designers have accomplished for bestsellers and other books available in the mainstream marketplace.
Would you attend a Master’s Class lecture about book design given by one of Alfred A. Knopf’s premier jacket designers if you could? Would you sit tight and listen for seventeen minutes to see how the basic rules of design have been applied to eight amazing book covers? Here’s your chance. In fact, this lecture is available online, provided by the good folks at TED Talks (www.TED.com). Check out the full presentation here: “Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.”
In this program, you’ll learn:
+ “Show them. Or tell them. But don’t do both.”
+ The three responsibilities of the book designer.
+ What is the first rule of “typography 101?”
+ How to successfully break the first rule.
+ How does story inform the cover design?
+ What are the shortcomings of e-book editions?
Chip Kidd has an amazing career. Chances are, you have already seen many of his covers and weren’t even aware of it. If you want to check out some amazing work, there are even published compilations of his book covers and other graphical designs.
Building the right cover takes imagination, creativity, and—oftentimes—the right team of professionals to help you make sure the cover is communicating the appropriate message and invitation to your readers. Working with the designers at SelfPublishing.com will be an enjoyable and satisfying experience.
Be sure and check out our new Cover/Interior/E-Book combination design option, too: http://www.selfpublishing.com/design/e-combo/. It’s never been easier to get a book and e-book quickly designed and ready to print!
Let us help you get your book before your ideal readers sooner and more cost-efficiently!