Book design is a form of graphic communication that allows the reader to become focused solely on content through its order, structure and proper use of typography and illustration, creating a bond between reader and author.
Technology is providing an alternative to the big publishing houses by making it possible for authors to self-publish and market their own works. Graphic software is well adapted for book design and new high speed printing/copying technologies are making it more feasible for authors to self-publish small runs of books that are as professional in appearance as those on the shelves from major bookstores. Printers are increasingly aware of a growing need for self published books and are working hard to streamline the process to keep costs down.
I have designed and helped authors publish numerous volumes including fiction, poetry, memoir, family histories, instruction, self-help guides, technical manuals and so on.