The Anatomy of a Book (Cover) – Book Design 101

Welcome to Book Design 101 – a handy guide covering all the basics of what you need to know when publishing your first book. In this episode, we’ll look at the most popular book formats and all the individual book parts – with a focus on covers.

Printing effects: a guide to making your cover special

Book cover with a foil stamping printing effect used on the title.

If you thought that self-publishing doesn’t offer much in terms of printing effects that can make your cover SCREAM – you were wrong. …or at least partially. If you decided to follow the print-on-demand route, then you probably won’t have the opportunity to use any of these – sorry. However, if you decided to print […]