18th August 2021
Detail from David Pelham's paperback book cover design for A Clockwork Orange

The beauty of books

If you’re interested in books, and book cover design in particular, don’t miss The Beauty of Books (episode four) on BBC iPlayer.
3rd May 2018
Percie Edgeler

Experienced designer or intern – which would you choose?

Here’s my take on the pros and cons of using an experienced designer or an intern – and a view from a publishing professional who’s seen life from both sides of the fence.
7th August 2017
Orange and blue are complimentary colours

How to commission a book designer

Anxious about commissioning a book designer? Find out how to ensure your designer projects the right image and communicates successfully with your readers.
21st September 2016
Books

5 ways to sell your book

Writing your book is the easy bit. Marketing and selling it is a whole new ball game. To get you started here are 5 ways to sell your book.
2nd September 2015
An image from the Darkbridge series

How I rebranded a series of crime fiction book covers

Branding creates a cohesive identity for book cover designs. Read how this series rebrand resulted in an uplift in sales for a small publisher.
28th May 2015
Bookmachine logo

BookMachine success stories

Back in 2013, I wrote a post about a new service for publishing professionals. Little did I know what impact it would have on my career.
22nd September 2014
Two book covers from the same series

How to brand a book series

When people think about branding, they normally envisage company logos and the way they are applied to marketing materials and products.