Book design

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What Is an Index in a Book? Everything You Need to Know

Jun 07, 2023 – Book Design

Ever wondered what a book index is for, or how it's made? Read this post to take a peek behind the publishing curtain. Read more →

How Creative Poetry Book Layouts Can Elevate Your Verse

Jan 17, 2023 – Book Design

Want to know what goes into creating a poetry book layout? Learn how it all comes together from our experienced designers. Read more →

The 13 Best Fantasy Map Generators, Tools, and Resources

Sep 22, 2021 – Book Design

Whether you fancy a randomly generated fantasy map as your muse, or designing a map from scratch, there's sure to be something here for you. Read more →

20 Royalty-Free Stock Image Sites to Source a Book Cover Picture

Dec 10, 2020 – Book Design

Looking for inexpensive book cover pictures? Here's a list of 20 sites with royalty-free stock images you can incorporate into an amazing book cover. Read more →

The 45 Best Book Covers of 2020 — Feast Your Eyes!

Dec 09, 2020 – Book Design

To cap this eventful year, we've put together a list of the best book covers of 2020. There's something for everyone, from fiction to non-fiction! Read more →

30 Amazing Children's Book Illustrators (and How to Hire Them)

Oct 15, 2020 – Book Design

Looking to create the perfect children's book? Meet 30 of the best professional children’s book illustrators in the industry who you can hire today. Read more →

Guide to Book Layout: What Makes a Book More Readable?

Aug 30, 2020 – Book Design

Your cover may attract readers, but your book layout keeps them engaged! Read this guide to avoid making rookie book layout mistakes. Read more →

50+ Cookbook Covers Guaranteed To Make Your Mouth Water

Apr 01, 2020 – Book Design

This gallery of 54 gorgeous cookbook covers might just inspire you to become a chef! Check out photo-based covers, illustrated covers, and more. Read more →

6 Tips for Writing the Perfect Cover Design Brief

Apr 01, 2020 – Book Design

Finding the right book designer for your book is critical. Here are 6 tips from some of our cover artists on how to write the perfect cover design brief. Read more →

60 Literary Devices and Techniques Every Writer Must Know

Mar 20, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft, Book Design

Looking to inject style into your writing? This list of 60 literary devices is a great place to start — with plenty of examples from popular stories. Read more →

How a Cartoonist for Hire Can Get Your Book's Point Across

Jan 17, 2020 – Book Design

MAD Magazine's Nate Fakes shows authors how a cartoonist for hire can help explain complex issues, provide structure, and keep their readers engaged. Read more →

The 50 Best Children’s Book Covers of 2019

Dec 13, 2019 – Book Design

There were so many beautiful children's book covers this year. Celebrate them with this gallery of the 50 best children's book covers of 2019! Read more →

How to Format a Book (the Free and Easy Way)

Nov 15, 2019 – Book Design

Learn how to format a book using free and paid software. Includes formatting tips and a tutorial video for Reedsy's own book editor. Read more →

Book Cover Design Software: The Best Paid and Free DIY Apps

Sep 06, 2019 – Book Design

A professionally designed cover can be the secret behind publishing success. But if you want to DIY, here's some book cover design software to help you. Read more →

Book Illustration: 25 Beautiful Examples

Apr 08, 2019 – Book Design

Great illustrations can help bring a story to life. Check out these 25 beautiful book illustration examples from contemporary artists! Read more →

Typesetting Explained: The Craft of Interior Book Design

Oct 26, 2018 – Book Design

Learn about the notable art of typesetting, and how you can typeset your own book today. Read more →

What Are the Standard Book Sizes in Publishing?

Oct 26, 2018 – Book Design

Books come in all shapes and sizes. Discover what size your book should be and if that's comparable to the standard book sizes in publishing. Read more →

How to Build a Book Back Cover in 5 Simple Steps

Oct 26, 2018 – Book Design

This definitive post includes a step-by-step guide on how to build the back of a book cover, with tips from top professional designers and a free template. Read more →

60+ Eye-Catching Book Cover Ideas to Get You Inspired

Sep 26, 2018 – Book Design

If you're looking for some top-notch book cover ideas to inspire your own design, look no further! Read more →

How to Make a Book: Build a Beautiful Hardback by Hand

Apr 09, 2018 – Book Design

Learn how to make hardback copy of your book by hand — something that you can keep on your shelves or share with your friends as a gift. Read more →

EPUB vs mobi: Is Amazon's mobi Format Now Dead?

Nov 17, 2017 – Understanding Publishing, Book Design

Discover the differences between the three most popular book file formats on the planet — and learn which ones are best for you. Read more →

Revealed: The Real Marketing Value of a Professional Book Cover

Sep 21, 2017 – Book Design

To find out how much value a professional book cover offers an author, we redesigned four titles and ran a test on Facebook. The results might surprise you! Read more →

A new romance book template... that's made for you

May 04, 2017 – Book Design, Reedsy News

The Reedsy Book Editor now comes with a romance book template. Just import your book, format it, and export a beautifully typeset EPUB or PDF. Read more →

What to expect from your book cover designer

Jun 25, 2015 – Book Design

You’ve written a brief and commissioned a designer. What’s next? In this guest post, bestselling book cover designer Simon Avery explains the process of working with a cover designer, from the first concepts up to the final payment.  Professional cover design is part of what makes a bestsellin... Read more →

Learning from a world-class designer and typographer, Erik Spiekermann

Jun 11, 2015 – Understanding Publishing, Book Design

Today, our CEO Emmanuel has the amazing opportunity to interview Erik Spiekermann. Erik is a world-famous art historian, typographer, designer and author who says he is “suffering from typomania: a sickness that is incurable but not lethal.” Erik is the designer behind many global brands and pub... Read more →

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