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.
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.
17th March 2017
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Tips for using InDesign

7th July 2016

What team do authors need to run a successful book business?

Have you decided to quit your job to concentrate on writing? What team do authors need? Here are my suggestions for your dream team members.
28th May 2015
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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.
31st December 2013
A spread from Woman's World

Labour of love: Graham Rawle’s quirky book design

When I’m thinking of buying a book, often the design can put me off; a very small typeface, mean leading (line spacing) and stingy margins are