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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…