25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration

April 8, 2019 - Book Design - Leave your thoughts

25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration

We all remember the signature illustrations of our childhood reads: the wild scribbles of Quentin Blake, the gentle watercolors of Beatrix Potter, the simple line drawings of Shel Silverstein, and so on. Indeed, many book illustrations become indelibly linked to the stories they depict. And they’re not just limited to picture books! Many works of ... read more »


How to Choose the Right Book Cover Dimensions

October 30, 2018 - Book Design - 4 Comments

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When we talk about book cover design, we often talk about the color palette, typography and use of images. What we rarely mention are the dimensions of the cover. After all, it’s usually determined by the book’s trim size. That, or it’s seemingly inconsequential, as most new independent authors rely on ebook sales anyhow, where ... read more »


What Are the Standard Book Sizes in Publishing?

October 26, 2018 - Book Design - 11 Comments

Standard Book Sizes in Publishing

Glance at the nearest bookshelf. Have you noticed that books come in all shapes and sizes? Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t because publishers are out to obliterate the perfect symmetry of our bookshelves. The truth is that book sizes vary based on each individual book — and publishers determine these sizes based on economic, ... read more »


68 Book Cover Ideas To Inspire Your Next Book

September 26, 2018 - Book Design - 1 Comment

Three typographically-led book covers

You know the mantra: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But that’s easier to say than do. A book's cover is your not-so-secret weapon when it comes to sales and the reader's very first impression of a book. Or, as famed designer Paul Sahre once put it in an interview with Penguin Random House: “On a purely ... read more »