The Ultimate Guide to Producing Documentary Books33-Part Blog Series by Jain Lemos
Part 15: One of the staples of book marketing is the layout and design sample (BLAD).
Part 16: What frames you choose is completely subjective, but there are best practices to keep in mind.
Part 17: Let the reader know which way they are headed.
Part 18: Many books can benefit from a divide-and-conquer approach to the text.
Part 19: Like every other talent, caption writing can only be mastered with practice.
Part 20: Permission to use content for any purpose whatsoever must be obtained in advance and in writing.
Part 21: The best book design follows a rhythm.
Part 22: Cover design is one of the most inspiring parts of bookmaking.
Part 23: Until you see everything in layout, you won’t really know how it all fits.
Part 24: Remember that last minute modifications can often end up looking like wonderful decisions.
Part 25: Looking deep enough, a proofreader can find a mistake in every book published.
Part 26: When presented with a reasonable suggestion that makes a significant contribution to the book, try to make it happen.
Part 27: Each job needs to be customized based on the printer’s workflow.
Part 28: After months of dedicated work on your book project, going on press can be one of the most rewarding steps.
Part 29: When it’s time for shipping books, the plethora of forms you’ll need to handle is going to make your head hurt.