Book design isn’t just about judging a book by its cover. Your book’s interior layout is equally important in ensuring your book’s success. A book designer will not only help you create a beautiful book, but also make sure your content is easy to read and engaging for your readers. Working with a professional book designer has many other benefits, including technical guidance on how your design choices will affect your printing cost.
As part of Bookmobile’s book design process, we will send you a design sample of 10-15 PDF pages for your review. We encourage feedback on this sample to make sure your book’s layout matches your goals. It’s crucial that we make all design decisions at this stage of the process—once you approve your book’s layout, we will apply this design to your full manuscript and then begin typesetting.
What exactly are those important design decisions? Read on to learn more.
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In late 2020, Karen approached Bookmobile with an idea to create a special cookbook that would be given to her neice as a wedding gift . The cookbook features recipes contributed from family members and includes many recipes that hold special meaning to the family.
Once the manuscript was compiled and images sourced, Karen sent us the materials to begin the design and typesetting process. Later, Bookmobile also printed this limited edition run on our in-house digital presses.
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When the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), located in Melbourne, FL, had an idea to commemorate their 60th anniversary as a university with a high-end coffee-table book, Bookmobile was happy to partner with them to achieve their vision through our book design and offset printing services. The result, titled 60 for 60, features 60 of the university’s prominent alumni in a beautiful book, produced in both hardcover and softcover versions.
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You’ve spent hours creating your book; be sure what you are sending to print and approving to print is exactly as you expect it to be.
There are two times you will be able to perform a final check of your book’s files. Each instance has different implications as we’ll explain below. This guide applies for both design and print customers, so continue reading to understand what you should be reviewing at each check stage.
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The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is a new museum in Nashville, TN, focused on celebrating the lives of African American musicians while providing historical context and education to visitors.
In 2019, the museum approached Bookmobile to assist with designing and printing their exhibition catalog. The result all these months later is a beautiful book with vibrant colors, photography, and design—called Rivers of Rhythm after its flagship exhibit.
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