Cover Critique #1 with Mark Ecob

June 27, 2016 - Book Design - 2 Comments

Cover Bootcamp 1 Header Image

We are very excited to bring you the highlights from our first Reedsy Live Chat, which as promised will be a regular feature in the coming months. Every live chat features one professional from the Reedsy marketplace hosting an interactive session that includes among other things free advice on topics like editing, book design, and marketing. We ... read more »


What to expect from your book cover designer

June 25, 2015 - Book Design - 1 Comment

What to expect from your book cover designer

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 bestselling title. So it’s no wonder that successful ... read more »


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

Cartoon of designer Erik Spikermann

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 publications such as Audi, Bosch and The Economist. Erik also designed ... read more »


Book Design in Self-Publishing: Breaking New Ground

April 28, 2015 - Book Design - 4 Comments

BookDesign

Self-publishing is often about pushing the boundaries, and this is what today’s interview is all about. The Perfect Capital by Karen Healey Wallace isn’t just any self-published book, it is one whose design is ingrained into its very being, both through the story it tells and through its sophisticated layout and typography. The Perfect Capital ... read more »


"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 - 2 Comments

Books illustration

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 »