What is Typography, And How Can You Get It Right?

July 8, 2020 - Book Design -

What is Typography, and How Can You Get It Right?

Typography is the art of arranging text in a legible and visually pleasing fashion. It’s not to be confused with typesetting, which describes the technical process of getting text onto a page. From the lettering on a road sign to the flourishes on a Coke bottle, we see typography at work everywhere. Books, of course, ... read more »


50+ Cookbook Covers Guaranteed To Make Your Mouth Water

April 1, 2020 - Book Design -

cookbook covers

One of the best sections of any bookstore is, without a doubt, the cookbook aisle. Not only do the contents of these books promise incredible recipes, but their covers provide an intriguing taste of what's inside! Cookbook covers are some of most carefully crafted in publishing — which is why, if you're a cookbook author, ... read more »


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

December 18, 2019 - Book Design -

20 amazing children's book illustrators

We all had our favorite children’s book illustrators growing up. From Quentin Blake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame to Julia Donaldson’s beloved The Gruffalo, the best illustrators not only helped us visualize stories, but also made us fall in love with the sheer possibility of imagination. If you’re writing a children’s book, you, ... read more »


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

November 15, 2019 - Book Design -

How to make a book Hiding Haelo open

In this step-by-guide to formatting a book, we’re going to give you tips for producing a professional-looking final product, and explain how our very own free book formatter — the Reedsy Book Editor — can make the job simple for you.


Book Cover Maker: Which DIY App Is Best for You?

September 6, 2019 - Book Design -

7 resources to make your own book cover

We always advise authors get their book covers professionally designed — an excellent cover is a crucial part of publishing success. However, if you’re set on designing your own cover and willing to put in the legwork to learning a new skill, here are some resources you might consider.


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