The Subtle Magic of Landscape Format Books

The Subtle Magic of Landscape Format Books

Landscape format books tend to have a certain magic about them.

Author, illustrator, and FriesenPress Publishing Specialist Astra Crompton explores three powerful subtleties of landscape books and how they benefit authors (and delight readers).

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Design Elements All Authors Should Know

Design Elements All Authors Should Know

Learning the basics behind the visual language of book design has a myriad of benefits for authors, including helping you communicate what you’re looking for in your cover and understanding the choices your team makes when designing it.

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4 Reasons to Get Professional Book Cover Design

4 Reasons to Get Professional Book Cover Design

The arrival of eBooks and online bookstores means the purpose and benefit of a well-designed book cover has expanded further than ever before. To be effective, your cover needs to be doing many things at once - and that’s why it’s necessary to enlist the help of professionals.

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5 Tips to Make Your Kids Book Great

5 Tips to Make Your Kids Book Great

More than one famous author has said that of all the kinds of books out there, kids books may be the most important. With so many positive impacts, it’s good to know what kids like, and how your book can have a positive impact on their lives. Here are 5 quick tips to get you started!

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The Essential Elements of an Author Website

The Essential Elements of an Author Website

Authors: when someone Googles you, your website should be the first hit. But what should it include? And how can you make it look good?

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Readability 101: Designing the Interior of Your Book

Readability 101: Designing the Interior of Your Book

A book's text design is far less eye-catching than its cover — so much so that it’s easy to forget the text is designed at all. This is a good thing.

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Taking Stock: How and Where to Find Images for Your Book Cover

Taking Stock: How and Where to Find Images for Your Book Cover

Stock images provide the starting point from which your designer can create imaginative and innovative cover designs, at little or no cost to you.

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How to Choose the Right Book Cover Image

How to Choose the Right Book Cover Image

Finding the right image for the cover of your book can be a challenge for many authors. Our breakdown of all the technical, creative, and legal elements you need to consider will simplify the process and help ensure your vision is fully realized.

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