6 Tips for Briefing your Book Designer

Briefing your Book designer

After all, big part of the what makes self-publishing so attractive is that authors retain all creative freedom over their work. This means it is up to you, and you only, to choose your cover designer and brief them properly.

As in any other creative business relationship, the briefing process is the most important part of the collaboration. A good brief will save you and your book designer both time and money.


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 »