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Publication Design IdeasDesign Element Ideas
Sometimes overlooked, good font choices can add almost as much to a book project as clipart. There are font/typeface books and CD combos you can purchase that give unrestricted license for your work. Old books, periodicals and catalogs may be either public domain or under expired Copyright as well, that are resources for drop caps and initials. Sources of downloadable (copyright free or with permission) fonts abound online.
Artwork may be supplied by the author and should be clear, dark and preferably sized for the space in which it will appear. Should you possess an artistic talent or have relatives or friends that do, you may wish to include these.
If artwork is not sized or one feels that it is questionable, do not affix to your manuscript. Identify the artwork, as well as the area in which it is to appear and place it in the top of your manuscript box.
Perhaps you would prefer to have one of our illustrators handle your artwork. We offer artwork custom designed for your book, in an average price range of $2.00 to $25.00, per piece. Should you wish to include numerous pieces, a special quotation will be offered after consultation. In-depth work and full cover artwork also requires special quotation.
Clip art can be found in a variety of places. However, since you are publishing a book that you will probably be charging money for, you must be careful about Copyrighted work. More information about Copyright can be found at http://www.copyright.gov. Sources of clipart abound online and you can write the webmaster/publisher for permission if they are not listed as copyright free. There are clip art books and CD combos you can purchase that have unrestricted work. Old books, periodicals and catalogs may be either public domain or have expired Copyright as well.
Consider using artwork and graphic elements to enhance your overall book design. This can be done in black and white or color. Please note the example to the right of A Witch With No Name, by Rachel Harrison (Harper Voyager, multiple editions). This photo shown as design example only - no Copyright infringement intended. The title page image (behind) carries the color graphic and display font carried through the chapter headers (front) - note the drop cap does not use display font (for readability).
FREE - black/white document reversal.
We will change reverse documents to standard documents.
For more suggestions
on this subject and more, order our book:
G550-$20.00 WRITING Family History Or Genealogy For Pleasure and Profit Complete Edition, by Gregath Company, Inc., 2015. ISBN: 0-944619-00-2, 8½x11", softbound book, 126 pages, suggestions & examples of all facets of your project for the typist and/or computer user. Also available on disk.
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