Publishing 101

I had this book in my hands today - Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book. For a manual it presents itself without any condescending and actually gives good technical tips on all things publishing (layout, typography, cover design, etc) by presenting things as they are. What I mean is that it doesn't seem like one more "(insert matter) for dummies". It's quite cheap at bookdepository - at least a quarter cheapen than in the big surface book store I went to.
Its author, Ellen Lupton, is director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She is the best-selling author of Thinking with Type, D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself, and Graphic Design: The New Basics (with Jennifer Cole Phillips) - all published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Now, Miss Lupton has a wonderful website also entitled Thinking with Type which I wish I had known before I wandered into the thesis writing process. It is well worth a visit and a bookmark. GO!


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