Some whimsical, some outlandish, more than 300 concepts arrived when Chronicle Books and Little Free Library opened a competition for designs.
€30,000 Global Illustration Award Debuts at Frankfurt Book Fair
Citing the ‘increasing value” of design and illustration in “today’s visually dominated world,” Frankfurt Book Fair announces a new Global Illustration Award competition to discover and honor international effectiveness in the field.
What Does Self-Publishing Cost? The UK’s Reedsy Reads the Receipts
Got a spare $3,300? The UK’s Reedsy looks at how much self-publishing costs, based on actual transactions on its platform.
Riverhead Gets ‘Unexpected, Bold, and Unforgettable’ New Look
Riverhead Books revealed a “strong, contemporary, and timeless” new colophon designed by their award-winning art director Helen Yentus.
Why Self-Published Book Covers Are Better Than You Think
CompletelyNovel’s ‘Lord of the Book Covers’ competition revealed many indie authors are using the same professional designers as traditional houses.
Applying UX Principles in Traditional Book Publishing
PageJump’s Raymond Calbay explains step-by-step how the company applied new media UX design principles and research to develop its book, Abroad Me.
Lucia Berlin and a Tale of Two Book Covers
Picador designer Justine Anweiler wrote about how she went about creating the cover for the UK edition of Lucia Berlin’s novel, A Manual for Cleaning Women.
Using UX Design to Upgrade the RX — Reader Experience
‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
When A Book Cover Judges You
Dutch designer Thijs Biersteker has come up with a book jacket that will only open when a prospective reader shows the right facial expression.
Is Scandinavian Crime Making Way for Scandinavian Farce?
Roger Tagholm muses on the mini-boom in look-alike light fiction titles from Scandinavia with similar marketing and elderly protagonists.
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