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
Project Type: Interior Print Book Design
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: The title page ornament is reminiscent of a compass rose. A list of works encourages a reader to read more. The table of contents lists only the titles of this collection of tidbits and short stories with chapters. This is how the table of contents for an anthology would be formatted.
Design Notes: The sailing ship motif was used on the title page, chapter start pages, and as a decorative element on the inside margins of the photo gallery. Note the rope font used for the chapter number. The print versions of Game On (hard cover and trade paperback) showcase 34 full-colour images, each framed and captioned. … Continue reading Game On
Design Notes: The title and scene break ornament was selected to match the flourish of the W in Wicked on the front cover. The drop cap font is the same as the title page and chapter title. I looked through the PDF [print] file and got all tingly. It's so pretty! ~ CJ Burright, Author … Continue reading Wonderfully Wicked
Poems of Love and the Sea
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: A complex non-fiction project with auto-updated endnotes and a layered index. It's hard to find someone who knows MS Word as much as Joan does, when it comes to book formatting. I am a freelance writer and project manager, so to speak, for a 2015 indie book, titled Thinking Hands (covering Canadian medical … Continue reading Thinking Hands
Getting from Hello to Forever Together
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
Divine Echoes of Eternity
Design Notes: Typically, page numbers are placed in the top margin of all pages, excluding pages that start a chapter. Because this project is mostly chapters of only two pages, very few pages ended up with numbers. So confusing. Moving the page numbers to the bottom margin solved the problem. I have appreciated the professional job … Continue reading Divine Echoes of Eternity
Design Notes: A dramatis personae (list of characters) can sort out your cast of characters. The design elements on the title page came from the cover artist. The layered chapter titles are managed in Word with two heading styles. Woven Red delivers prompt, efficient service with an eye for both design and detail... and all at … Continue reading Shift Happens