Dan Roam, Show and Tell

Dan Roam - Show and Tell

The Book Dan Roam, Show and Tell: How Everybody can make Extraordinary Presentations, Penguin, London, 2014 Why I Bought This Book Lately, I haven’t been buying as many books as I used to. The main reason is that I’m now working in the local libraries several times a week, Now, I’m pleased to say I […]

Design a Great Book Cover in Two Steps

Cover by Peter Mendelsund

I’ve recently published my fifth book: What The #$%?! Is Going On? Naturally, I had to design a book cover. That’s the image on the top of this blog post. Unfortunately, a week after publishing this book I discovered a great book at the local library on… yep, you guessed it, How to Design Book […]

Eight Classic Ways to Structure Your Ebook

eBook Skeleton Head

How to Structure Your Ebook A lot of what has been written about creating ebooks and books focusses on the usual things of Topics, Planning, Writing, Editing, Publishing, Selling and Promoting. This is all useful stuff. And, it’s all pretty standard stuff. One of the big misses from this list is a key design element […]

Chip Kidd talks about Book Cover Design

How do you design a cover for a book? I’ve confronted this challenge a number of times with my dozen books. The obvious thought and the default for many books (you only have to look at your own library of books) is to simply put the title in big bold letters on the cover, add […]

Are Books and Websites Merging?

Google have made a bucket-load of money from targeted ads. And, a really, really, really big bucket at that. By matching your search requests with related advertising they’ve made billions – one click at a time. Now, Amazon wants to walk down a similar path. Fast Company has reported that Amazon has filed a number […]