Book layout Ten Questions.
Design project: Book layout Ten Questions
Short design brief from client related to book layout:
Please see this example of a good ebook style I like, not the colours, just the layout.
Take a look at it and also the mine in word, attached to the application.
Please tell me how many hours it will be, rather than days.
I have no idea of size dimensions. Just PDF. I thought it might be fun to have it as a landscape not portrait, but that is my only thought.
It doesn’t need to be fancy, just elegant and professional. Its a free gift I give away to people, so I don’t want to spend a lot on it. It just needs to be polished, maybe with a really nice footer or sometjing like that.
Anyway, see the example I sent over.
I also want to use Helvetica Neue Light for the font and Helvetica Neue Ultra LIght for headings.
No images, just my picture at back and the one on the cover. You can cut and paste them.
I need to estimate the cost.
Send me your book. When I review it I tell you about time and cost.
Also tell me about:
1. Size/dimentions of your book and final format (may be PDF for Web use)?
2. Cover also needed or only formatting inner pages?
I will make draft layout and tomorrow morning we make necessary corrections.
Ok. That’s good. Let me just confirm a few things, its nearly midnight where I am so I’ll come back to you tomorrow.
Created high quality book layout and design in vector format (Indd, eps, pdf) for company with turn round – ~2 days.
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On modern typography hardware print and duplicate book can be quite simple and extremely fast compared to previous centuries. But creation of book layout – it is still quite labor-intensive business, in spite of the technological advances in general, and the latest software in this niche in particular.
The main difficulty when creating a book layout – this is the correct arrangement of the elements of this particular book. There are general rules, which are quite simple, and they act in respect of any book. For the most part its technical requirements, such as offsets from the edges of the sheet necessary for its normal crop. There is also a general rule it is the design, such as those that state that signed the images should not “shout” the main text, and important notes, on the contrary, should be immediately visible to the eye.
Other important notices for prepare good book layout:
But there is a more difficult part of the work on the book layout. Indeed, in each case, taking into account the provided text, image and meaning of the entire book, you need to immediately find the correct – or rather even feel the overall design direction, which would correspond to the material. After that you need to embody the spirit of the book created quite tangible in text, image and their combinations with each other.
Comply with technical requirements is relatively difficult, and a little practice, with such a task even a novice can handle it. But the ability to do so from the cover and the first page of the book the reader is already imbued with the atmosphere and about imagining what he would find inside – valued most. You can be sure that if this book looks very nice, and its design is calculated on the target audience, it is “aerobatics” in design craftsmanship.
If you are the author of the book you wish to publish, then prepare for such materials designer:
- 1) a brief description of the nature of your book and your target audience;
- 2) printed text, which will be located in the pages of the book or manuscript;
- 3) images, diagrams and the like, if you have them, or an indication of the fact that, in addition to the text, should be placed on the pages;
- 4) Your special requests if you have one.