The Look of Your Book

This weblogger describes their job, book interior designer, and describes the number of things that it makes perfect sense someone has to do when producing a book, and yet which I never really thought about as part of the process. It’s not just choosing the font, as they note, but layout and material issues that have to balance attractiveness and readability with the financial considerations of publishing the book. For example, they are told how many pages the book will have (based on non-design considerations), and then have to find the best way to put the book into that many pages. There’s also an interesting bit on the picking of a font for a book. If you like the entry, definitely check out the archives, as there are other goodies about designing books in there.

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