A Short Handbook for the Open Access Ebook Designer

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) (3/12/13 – Updated with some revisions suggested by Derik at MadInkBeard. Much obliged, sir!) (3/18/13 – Updated with a new link to cover design tips.) I’ve recently written about my plans to create and make available my own ebook. When I initially devised this idea, I had no idea how […]

Contemporary Book Cover Design (or, How Publishers Like to Upset Me)

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) Blech. An article in the New York Times — Favorite Book Cover Designs of 2012 — is what got me thinking about this. Actually, I need to interrupt myself here. Because that’s not entirely true. For a long time, I didn’t pay any attention to book covers. Then, after a recent, lengthy discussion […]

Please Excuse Our Dust

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) If you happen to be one of the web-crawling bots that regularly reads my blog, you might notice some sudden changes or alterations to the format here. Don’t worry. I’m just trying to update the look of the place and arrange things a bit more functionally. </foreshadowing> I’ll need this […]