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

October 15, 2020 - 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 of 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 »


Book Layout: 8 Key Tips from Professional Designers

August 30, 2020 - Book Design -

book layout

When authors think about book design, the first thing that pops into their heads is usually the cover. We’ll be the first to admit that cover design is incredibly important — but book layout is arguably just as important! After all, your cover may attract readers’ initial interest, but your interior design needs to maintain ... read more »


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 figuring out how ... 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.


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