Tag Archive: book designer

Cover Critique #1 with Mark Ecob

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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 started things off with our first Cover Critique, a big thanks to the terrific Mark Ecob for an informative session. Mark runs his own design studio and specialises in book cover design. He has worked with large publishing houses like Penguin, Little, Brown and Amazon, as well... View Article

What to expect from your book cover designer

What to expect from your book cover designer

You’ve written a brief and commissioned a designer. What’s next? Bestselling book cover designer Simon Avery explains the process of working with a cover designer, from the first concepts up to the final payment. He also has a very special offer for authors! Professional cover design is part of what makes a bestselling title. So it’s no wonder that successful indie authors are serious about the process. Once you’ve chosen a professional book cover designer the first thing you’ll need is a good brief. You can read an excellent Reedsy article on writing a good brief here. What’s next? Round... View Article

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

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 exclusive typefaces for Nokia and Mozilla, as well as designing the reading app Blloon from his own design agency Edenspiekermann. Followed by over 300,000 people on Twitter, he is frequently asked to contribute to books and magazines on a range of topics from visual language to bicycles (he... View Article

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 Designers or Book Design Templates?

Book Designers or Book Design Templates

The thumbnail size of books on Amazon has prompted many authors to think twice before heavily investing in a professional cover design (where quotes can range from $400 to $2000). This tendency to cut corners on design has given birth to another possibility in the past few years: pre-made book layout and cover design templates. Is it better to hire a professional book designer, or can you DIY using book design templates? We ran a quick survey among independent authors!

Press Release – Launch of Freelancer Profiles

LONDON – 2/9/2014 Self-publishing startup Reedsy officially launches today! Reedsy is excited to release to the public the first version of its website, progressively inviting editors and designers to join their marketplace over the course of the next 48 hours. Increasingly, authors are realising that publishing professionals don’t just work at the big publishing houses. This is what is making quality self-publishing possible. But where can authors find them? How do they know who they’re working with? That’s where Reedsy comes in. It helps authors collaborate with expert editors, book designers, marketers and translators to take their books to another... View Article