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Book Design Basics for Self Publishers

Here are a few articles that may be of help to those wanting to self-publish their books: Do you want to self-publish or go with a vanity press — and what are the differences? Self-Publishing & Vanity Publishing: Confuse Them and Pay the Price Type Size and Leading, White Space and Page Color Book Design […]

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Odds and Ends: Book Cover Illustrations & Artwork

I’ve done a number of book covers the last few months that were pretty straight forward and thus no stories to tell (or tall tales to make up… even the flying monkeys are stumped). So I thought I’d just list/show them here without further ado. First, the dust jacket version of P. J. O’Dwyer’s Relentless: […]

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6 Excellent Articles About Book Layout and Text Design

Good book layout is partly an art but mostly a craft. This is especially true of the inner pages where things have been done pretty much the same way since Gutenberg cranked out his first books. If a designer knows and applies the rules, the reward is book text that “looks right.” If the rules […]

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3 Free Ebooks for Halloween

Over the last few years, I’ve created a small booklet to give away on Halloween, devising special illustrations for it (and in one case a typeface) and doing the layout. This year has been so busy — and that’s a good thing, especially in this economy — that it’s unlikely I’ll get a new book […]

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Mind Games Now Available

As readers of my past posts know, I occasionally work as a graphic designer, laying out books I create illustrations for. One such book was Richard Thieme’s Mind Games which I also “published” under my Duncan Long Publications imprint. With all the work that went into this book, it is a bit nearer and dearer […]

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Free Ebook: A Halloween Present

In keeping with the holiday season, I’m offering a free download of the newly illustrated Edgar Allan Poe classic, “The Raven” (which illustrated and laid out this last week). Careful, the virtual ink’s still wet. Please note that in addition to the new illustrations, I also created a new typeface for this publication as well […]

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