"The importance of hiring a cover design professional": An interview with Rachel Lawston

February 23, 2015 - Book Design - 2 Comments

Rachel Lawston Designs

The range of freelancer talent available for independent authors today is astonishing. Designer Rachel Lawston, who we interview today, is a perfect example of that. After working in-house for Penguin Random House, she is now freelance and works both for big publishers (HarperCollins) and indie authors. But is it really worth it, for an independent ... read more »


“I like things a little more visceral…” — An interview with designer Stewart Williams.

January 9, 2015 - Book Design - Leave your thoughts

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We are proud to feature designer Stewart Williams on Reedsy. Stewart’s arresting, beautiful and original designs have spanned a large range of titles from novels to cooking to poetry and a range of non-fiction. We got some great insights into Stewart’s creative process, his approach to different genres and authors, plus the opportunities of a ... read more »


Self-Publishing 101: Part 2 - Cover Design

June 23, 2014 - Book Design - Leave your thoughts

Empty Book Covers.

In Part 1 of our “Self-Publishing 101” series, I convinced you to hire several editors (best-selling author Bella Andre actually has 5 line editors…). So what’s next? Cover design. Cover design Unfortunately for me, I can’t use Bella Andre as an example here, since she creates her own cover designs. But as Hugh Howey (another ... read more »