Process:
Designing Cohesively Integrated Book Covers & Interiors​​​​​​​
Every book design project involves a creative process and tools, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and art supplies as appropriate. The process starts by reading the manuscript for design concepts. Upon selection of the most optimal concept, a cohesively integrated design is developed and produced for the book’s cover and interior, as described here with the novel SURF:
Step One: Read the manuscript to find the best visual concept.
Step Two: Sketch concept ideas
Step Three: After client choice of concept, obtain and/or create source art and develop cover layout spread: back cover/spine/front cover
Step Four: Define And Develop Interior Layout Design Cohesive With Cover Design (Sample Title Page)
Step Five: Produce, submit and proof printed or digital printer files.
Step Six: Ship client the printed books and have one autographed for me!
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Novel, Trade Paperback, Cover
Novel, Cover Spread: Back Cover/Spine/Front Cover
Novel, Title Page
Novel, Copyright & Intro Spread
Memoir, Trade Paperback, Cover
Memoir Cover Spread: Back Cover/Spine/Front Cover
Memoir, Interior Spread
Memoir, Interior Spread
Memoir, Interior Spread
Political Satire Picture Book With Dr. Seuss Style, Hardback Cover
Political Satire Picture Book With Dr. Seuss Style, Cover Spread: Back Cover/Spine/Front Cover
Political Satire Picture Book With Dr. Seuss Style, Interior Spread
Novel, Trade Paperback, Cover
Novel, Cover Spread: Back cover/Spine/Front Cover
Novel, Title Page
Novel, Copyright/Dedication Spread
Novel, Interior Spread
Memoir, Trade Paperback, Cover
Memoir Cover Spread: Back Cover/Spine/Front Cover
Memoir, Interior Spread
Children's Book, Paperback, Cover, with illustrative design theme motifs cohesively unified with interior
Children's Book Cover Spread: Back Cover/Spine/Front Cover, with illustrative design theme motifs cohesively unified with interior
Children's Book, Copyright/Dedication Interior Spread, with illustrative design theme motifs cohesively unified with cover
Children's Book Interior Spread: End of Intro, Table Of Contents, with illustrative design theme motifs cohesively unified with cover
Children's Book, Student Story and Artwork Two-Page Spread, with illustrative design theme motifs cohesively unified with cover
Children's Book, Back Matter Spread, with illustrative design theme motifs cohesively unified with cover
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