In the world of publishing, we know that a good cover design can go far in making a potential reader interested enough to pick up a book. Covers are the first things readers see, which means that they must convey everything about the story in one image (or collage of images). The eternal dilemma that designers face is how best to represent the themes, characters, plot, and mood of the work in a way that piques the reader’s interest. This is difficult enough when the work is only one story—add two more into the same title and the challenges increase.
Things have been busy for the William Stafford Project over the past week. The Design department is still hard at work refining ideas for the cover design of We Belong in History, the anthology that will house winning submissions from the William Stafford Writing Contest. Our internal marketing plan has also been finalized, and offers […]