A North Country Lake Throughout the Seasons

When working on A North Country Lake Throughout the Seasons, we were excited to provide not only our design and typesetting services, but also Bookmobile’s offset print management, eBook conversion, and book distribution and fulfillment services. Written by Bruce M. Carlson and published by the Woodtick Press, this book highlights the seasonal changes of Ten Mile Lake in northern Minnesota through astute observations and fascinating images.

Read on to learn more about this unique project.

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What to Review During the Interior Book Design Process

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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Love in the Kitchen, a cookbook

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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Why You Need a Book Designer

Whether to work with a book designer or design your book yourself is an important decision. Working with a professional book designer offers many benefits, explained below.

Book designers know books.

This may seem obvious, but book designers have studied the craft of book design, which is a more specialized form of graphic design. Through years of training and studying, they’ve learned the parts of a book, design terminology, and different book design techniques that will make a statement to readers. Just through gut instinct, they know what sort of design styles are suitable for each unique project.

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