Category Archives: Design

How to make ebooks for the iPad: Ebooks and InDesign

A few weeks back we covered ebook conversion of printed books you’ve already made. Today, we’re going to talk about how to make ebooks for the iPad with our plug-in for Adobe InDesign. But before we get into the step-by-step, let’s talk about the reasons why you’d want to go this route: Our Plug-in for [...]

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How to Design a Book Cover: A Case Study

The design of your book cover can be a pretty big deal, particularly if your book is based on text and not photos. So for this week’s “how to” we’re handing over the reigns to Cate Furey, the designer behind The Emerging Writer. Furey was kind enough to share three cover designs (front and back) [...]

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Tips: Dan Milnor on How To Design a Book Cover

For today’s how-to, Dan Milnor, Blurb’s photographer at large, shares his considerable expertise in how to design a book cover. It’s a little sneak-peek into a what we hope can become a more regular part of our website: quick, helpful, easily digestible chunks of bookmaking knowledge. So if this is useful, let us know in [...]

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A Must-See Video on Book Design

Chip Kidd is legendary in the book design and graphic design world. He’s the genius behind the covers for bestselling books like “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton, “Dry” by Augusten Burroughs, and “1Q84” by Haruki Murakami. Watch the video of Kidd’s talk at TED. He claims that designing books is no laughing matter. We agree, [...]

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