Best Fonts for Book Covers

Pentecost, by Joanna Penn uses League Gothic fontPentecost, by Joanna Penn uses League Gothic font I’m working with an author on a book cover for a nonfiction book with strong commercial potential. Since the cover is among […]

Best Fonts for your Self-Published Book

Several examples of typefacesOne of the biggest mistakes I see in self-published print books (like those created on CreateSpace) is in the choice of typefaces. They’re either too common or […]

Choosing Typefaces

One of the most common questions that indie authors ask: which fonts should I use in my book? The typefaces you use matter. They set the tone for your book. They affect readability. And they hint […]

Book Design Faux Pas: Five Ways to Signal You’re a Rank Amateur

Recently I asked several self-publishing companies to send me samples of books they’d produced. I told them I wanted to check the production values of those books–paper quality, binding, cover stock and so forth–before deciding whether to go with their services This request is clearly not something they’re used to. One company, after expressing minor […]