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Rejected Cover Designs For Edith Pearlman's 'Honeydew'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.13.2015 | Home

Rejected Covers is an ongoing series for which artists reveal their inspirations and unused design ideas for popular titles. Below, Little, Brown Seni...

See What This Popular Book Might've Looked Like

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home

Rejected Covers is an ongoing series for which artists reveal their inspirations and unused design ideas for popular titles. Below, former Faber & ...

Great Design Made to Measure: Books, Dead or Alive?

Ken Carbone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

J. Abbott Miller, a partner in the international design consultancy, Pentagram, specializes in exhibit, interactive and identity design. He has also designed numerous books for world-class cultural institutions.

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Allison K Hill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Home
Allison K Hill

I've found that many booksellers, when faced with the sometimes daunting task of deciding what to read next, have developed their own idiosyncratic "strategies." Often secret, until now.

6 Great File Formats to Submit to Ebook Designers (And 2 Awful Ones)

David Kudler | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
David Kudler

So you've decided to have an ebook designer convert your book into ePub (iBooks/Nook/Kobo) and mobi (Kindle) formats. Great! What formats are best to send?

A Plea to Book Designers: InDesign Is Not a Linotype Machine

David Kudler | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
David Kudler

This is a plea from the heart to all of the page-layout/book-design folks out there on behalf of us lowly ebook designers, but it’s also, I’m afra...

Seven Questions Writers Should Ask Before Publishing

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.04.2014 | Home
William Petrocelli

Years ago, the only way to get published was to type the manuscript, send it to a publisher, and hope for the best. But book publishing has changed significantly. There are more opportunities -- and many more pitfalls.

A Book of Books for the Book Junkie in your Life

Ken Carbone | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

In Warren Lehrer's new book A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley, he's created a tour de force of graphic design, illustration and writing.

Check Out These Amazing New Covers For Classic Horror Novels

Posted 10.03.2013 | Home

The following is part of Huffington Post Books' series, Under the Covers, where we interview book cover designers about their work on particular proje...

'The Waste Land' Gets An Awesome New Cover

Posted 10.03.2013 | Home

Under the Covers is an ongoing feature in which we interview cover designers about their work. For this post, we interviewed designer Jamie Keenan abo...

Under The Covers: Michael Chabon's 'Telegraph Avenue' Paperback

Posted 09.06.2013 | Home

Under the Covers is an ongoing series in which we talk to book cover designers about the inspiration behind their work, and ask them to share unused d...

IMAGES: Awesome Pulp Versions Of Classic Novels

Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

We absolutely love the Pulp! the Classics series that IPG is debuting in the U.S. this month ("Pride & Prejudice," "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and...

IMAGES: 7 Stunning Cover Redesigns Of 'Lolita'

Posted 08.09.2013 | Home

The following is an excerpt fromLolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design, edited by John Bertram and Yuri Leving...

50 Best Book Covers Of 2012

Posted 06.27.2013 | Home

Design Observer just announced the best book covers of 2012. How do they pick these, you ask? Well, a 35-person advisory board nominates worthy bo...

Under The Covers: Stephen King's 'Joyland'

Posted 06.07.2013 | Home

Under the Covers is an ongoing series where we talk to book cover designers about the inspiration behind their work. For this feature, we interviewed ...

IMAGES: New Covers For Classic Books

Posted 05.28.2013 | Home

Some of the greatest books in literature are now available in the public domain - yet the public domain editions are often poorly designed, with autom...

Spreadsheets to Galleys: How to Budget Your Self-published Book

David Kudler | Posted 07.20.2013 | Home
David Kudler

Making those decisions in a vacuum is never a good idea -- it's too easy to waste time when you should have spent money or throw away money when a little time and effort would have done far more good. Hopefully this has helped you to approach these decisions a bit better prepared.

IMAGES: What Happens If You Flip The Gender Of Book Covers?

Posted 05.09.2013 | Home

Yesterday, author Maureen Johnson had a great idea. She tweeted "I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, "Please put a non-girly cover...

The Gender Coverup

Maureen Johnson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home
Maureen Johnson

If you are a female author, you are much more likely to get a package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. We're the high fructose corn syrup of literature, even when our products are the same.

WATCH: Famous Designer On How To Make A Book

Posted 05.07.2013 | Home

Massimo Vignelli is a world-famous designer of furniture, graphics (including the New York subway signage and the American Airlines logo) and, of cour...

Under The Covers: 'The End Of The World In Breslau'

Posted 05.01.2013 | Home

In our ongoing series Under the Covers, we talk to the designers behind some of the most striking book covers about their inspirations and the stories...

And Then What Happened?: Chapter 3 in My Self-Publishing Diaries

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 06.18.2013 | Home
Julie Gerstenblatt

Part of why I decided that I was a good candidate for self-publishing is that I have what is called a platform. Oh, that's one of the buzziest buzzwords around the self-pubbing world, your platform. Turns out that platform of mine is less of a high-dive springboard and more of a children's step-stool.

Under The Covers: 'Love Water Memory'

Posted 04.01.2013 | Home

Love Water Memory ($26, Gallery Books) is a moving read, reflected beautifully in Laywan Kwan's cover design. As part of our series Under The Covers, ...

WATCH: Art Of The Bookbinder

Posted 03.22.2013 | Home

Herbert Weitz, bookbinder to the stars, is a great character, specializing in what he describes as "Fine... hand... leather... bookbinding" for famous...

PHOTOS: New 'Wizard Of Oz' Edition Offers Fresh Take On Classic

Posted 03.20.2013 | Home

We recently interview Michael Sieben about his cover art and illustrations for Harper Design's new edition of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of ...