You can’t judge a book…

… by its cover. I know, I know, but I contend that an attractive cover might make a potential buyer pick the book up in the first place. Designing covers is one of the things I enjoy most about publishing. I’m lucky in that most of my authors come up with photos, illustrations or ideas that I can use as the basis for cover designs, and with me it’s always a joint effort. Internal layouts and typography are areas where I’ve got a lot of ideas and know-how, but covers allow me to interact with authors in a way that I really enjoy. At the moment I’m working on designs for Judith Taylor’s Local Colour and Morgan Downie’s stone and sea, the first two books of 2010, but here’s the last one of 2009, Jane Mary Wilde’s Words, words, words, which I picked up from my friends at Levenmouth Printers yesterday. The original artwork is by Jane’s sister, Priscilla Sorapure.


About sunnydunny

Poet, publisher, gardener
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