Entries by Elena Reznikova

{Book Redesign} Project Spotlight: Behind the Scenes of The Balance Point

The Balance Point: A Missing Link in Human Consciousness, 2nd edition, by Joseph Jenkins Book redesign is tricky…especially for books with an established and growing following. Stories are eternal no matter how you package them, but updated packaging (book design) offers a way to introduce a story to new readers and new generations. Originally published…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

Project Spotlight: The Parallel Entrepreneur

The Parallel Entrepreneur: How to Start and Run Companies While Keeping Your Day Job This month’s book design project spotlight focuses on The Parallel Entrepreneur, a new book by serial entrepreneur Ryan Buckley. Having started multiple very successful B2B companies, Ryan generously shares his knowledge in this book. I say generously because he goes into…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

Library of Congress Control Numbers: Do Self-Publishers Need Them?

The Library of Congress Control Number The Library of Congress Control Number, or LCCN, is an often overlooked detail in independent publishing. This blog post will explain what it is, how to use it, and why you need one (or don’t). (Note: this post applies to books published in the U.S. Other countries will have…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

Project Spotlight: Behave! (And Why We Always Do)

Behave! (and Why We Always Do): Communication and Behavior: Your DISC Pattern Are you a type D, I, S, C, or a combination? As Abdul Turkistani explains in his new book, Behave! (And Why We Always Do), getting to know this method does wonders for understanding the self and relationships. Continue reading to learn more about the…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

5 Must-Read Books for Book Designers

Book designers have the unique job of seeing the big picture while also focusing on the tiny details, both in terms of design and in terms of technical knowledge. Book design can be so detailed, that if you’re new to book design, it may seem overwhelming to know exactly which details to pay attention to.…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

Project Spotlight: Inspired Affirmations Weekly Planner 2018

Inspired Affirmations Weekly Planner 2018 This week’s project spotlight is on one of our own creations. Since we love books and design so much, we can’t let authors have all the fun. So, we at DTPerfect sometimes publish things too. This planner was created primarily because I (Elena) love to plan, love colors, and love…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

Top 5 Websites for Copyright-Free Images

For authors and bloggers on a budget, one of the biggest challenges is to find high-quality images that are copyright-free. While you can always purchase stock images from sites like Shutterstock or iStockPhoto, it can be a strain on your budget. Thankfully, there are generous photographers that release some of their work under a public…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

Color Palette Inspiration for Book Designers

If you’ve worked with a book designer, you might have wondered: Do book designers have inside jokes? Beyond arguing about the differences between Helvetica and Helvetica Neue (true story—we didn’t have many deadlines that week), what do book designers talk about? Ok, all kidding aside, this is a very interesting link for color ideas. If you’re…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

How to See Where Your Stock Images Have Been Used Before: Google “Search by Image”

With so many websites and so many (but not enough) stock images, there is a very high probability that your stock image has been used before. This is not a big deal if you are using an image for a blog or social media, but if you are choosing an image for a book cover,…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.

Project Spotlight: The Wealthy Intentional Entrepreneur

The Wealthy Intentional Entrepreneur: How to Build Financial Wealth One Step at a Time This month we wrapped up an exciting book project for Natalya Itu, an expert CPA practicing in Colorado. We are very excited that Natalya decided to share her wealth of knowledge. As an entrepreneur and business owner herself, she provides valuable…

Elena is founder and creative director at DTPerfect. She loves collaborating with authors to create books that inspire, teach, and leave a legacy. When she is not working with authors, she writes and illustrates a few of her own stories and is the award-winning author of Thank You, Me, a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care.