Some whimsical, some outlandish, more than 300 concepts arrived when Chronicle Books and Little Free Library opened a competition for designs.
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.
Got a spare $3,300? The UK’s Reedsy looks at how much self-publishing costs, based on actual transactions on its platform.
Riverhead Books revealed a “strong, contemporary, and timeless” new colophon designed by their award-winning art director Helen Yentus.
CompletelyNovel’s ‘Lord of the Book Covers’ competition revealed many indie authors are using the same professional designers as traditional houses.
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.
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.
‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
Dutch designer Thijs Biersteker has come up with a book jacket that will only open when a prospective reader shows the right facial expression.
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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