I can see the appeal of using Word to design your book since it is a program that is familiar to most of us, especially if you’re a writer. It’s a lot cheaper than InDesign, which is a more professional tool that is also very technical and has a steeper learning curve. However, there are many reasons why Microsoft Word isn’t the best tool for this kind of work. So, before you commit to doing all that work in this program, here are a few things you should take into consideration.
Whether you are a graphic-design guru, a website developer, a technical writer, or any other professional who has some sort of visual element in their day-to-day (so, everyone), you are surrounded by design. So let us dive into some resources for the non-designers.
As a self-published author, it may be intimidating to start with all of the online outlets claiming they can make your book the next bestseller. After all, you’re a writer, not a designer. To help make the process a little less intimidating, here is a brief list of options that can give your book the beautiful face it deserves.
A new term has begun, and we are already in the thick of things. The manuscript has been finalized and typecoding is wrapping up, so our next step is choosing an interior designer. This is an incredibly exciting stage–it gives someone an opportunity to put a real, full-length book project in their design portfolio and […]
Design legend David Carson spoke for Design Week Portland’s kickoff event at Weiden + Kennedy on Monday. Carson’s talk, called “Never Snap2Guides”, advocated turning off the titular guides and allowing the designer’s eye to do the work. His presentation also showed off many of his recent projects, as well as some past successes. In between […]