Book Design with Ellie Searl
Thinking about what lies between the covers....
So there you are, writing a manuscript, intending to go indie. After the June BVWG meeting, maybe you've already got a cover in mind. But, c'mon: you're really a writer. You're focusing on the subject of the book, the brilliant insights or the can't-put-it-down story that you're telling. You're not thinking through the details about book formatting and design. Come to think of it, you might not even know there are details there to consider....
But there are, and book designer Ellie Searl is going to talk about about them. You can learn about formatting and design pitfalls to avoid as you work on your document (hmmm...should I hit the Enter key twice to put a bit of space between my paragraphs or should I put extra line spacing after my "normal" paragraph style?), as well as what a range of options you have in determining just what the book will look like when it’s completed and ready for market -- as an ebook, as a softcover book, even as a hardcover book. You'll learn about what you might want to do on your own, as well as what you might want to engage a book designer to do for you to create a book that reflects the distinctive story you're presenting to the world.
Although meetings officially start at 7:00 pm, many of us show up early to have a meal and catch up with each other. You can also order food and drink (on your own tab) throughout the meeting. The program generally lasts approximately 75 minutes. However, people stay as long as they like after the official program and we sometimes close the place.
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- Mark Mitchell - President
- James Breslin - Vice President
- Jurgen Flood - Treasurer
- Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway - Program Coordinator
- Ginny Beards - Secretary
- Dick Lolla - Web Site Administrator
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