Posts tagged book cover
A-Z of book publishing: covers

I have run cover design workshops for the MA in Publishing degree at Anglia Ruskin University. One of my favourite tasks is to use a well-established text and present all the different covers which have been published. I often use Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca which has been published by many different imprints, the design altered to printing and design technology, cultural and taste. The text hierarchy alters as the author became popular and the marketing of the book took a different turn from gothic to romance and back again. Here’s my top tips on designing a book cover.

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Balsham, a village story, 1617-2017

I am thrilled to report the publication of a book that I've been designing and coaching (more on that later) on for the past year. It's called Balsham, a village story, 1617-2017 and it celebrates the wonderful world of mapping from the work of Elizabethan surveyor Thomas Langdon to the latest GIS technology and 400 years of history.  I'd love to tell you the story of the book, so if you are ready let's begin...

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