Design Notes: Dr. Sternberg wanted a plain cover for his text book, so a neutral blue with a discreet shadow was used. The introduction is numbered with roman numerals. Each chapter title is repeated in the headers. The forms in the appendices were also provided in an 8.5" x 11" pdf for download and use … Continue reading Teacher Growth Trajectory
Design Notes: A project with two main sections shown by inserting a divider page and a divider entry in the table of contents. The title page repeats the central isolated figure from the eye-catching cover. "I spent thousands of dollars at an author-services press and wasn't at all happy with the service or the … Continue reading Emotional Abuse and Emotional Elder Abuse
Design Notes: Poetry has greater freedom in interior formatting. Here selected words are highlighted to draw emphasis to the poet's message. Each poem is centred vertically on the page for visual balance. Covers are free from the dictates of genre, and can be just about any image that pleases the poet. Here is a painting of shoreline … Continue reading Taste the Silence
Design Notes: My first project, my own book, with its new cover! When a chapter has a title, the table of contents can show both the chapter's number and its title. The cover image a father and daughter playing on the beach comes from altanaka via fotolia.com.
Design Notes: It was a delight to use one of Gloria's own paintings for the cover image. Why cover such a beautiful image with a back cover blurb? Poetry can be tricky to place just right; text boxes can help. I recently had occasion to use Joan’s formatting services, and so came into direct contact with … Continue reading Poems of Love and the Sea
Design Notes: The back cover is a portion of the front cover, stretched to fit with transparency applied. Seventeen individual elements comprise the complete cover. Cover and interior design are custom-matched. A separate image highlights each of the eighteen chapters. The lines in the quiz are a table with only the bottom border visible. Note … Continue reading Getting from Hello to Forever Together
Design Notes: The short story is told from the perspective of a wedding dress that ends up in a charity shop window. The image was a lucky find from Csák István at http://www.fotolia.com. This booklet prints landscape on letter-sized paper in such a way that when the pages are stacked and stapled through the middle, a … Continue reading Second Chance Dress
Design Notes: A perfect example of how a single image can make a great cover. Did you know there are fonts for ransom notes? Just a bit unnerving. The cover image is by Kirill Linnik at Dreamstime.com. Joan Frantschuk of Woven Red Author Services took my manuscript and made into a beautifully crafted book that I can proudly … Continue reading You Are Mine