Episode Four, Meet the Designer: Book Design, Cover Art and Book Blurbs with Andrew Thomson


You can find Andrew Thomson on Instagram at @thomsonftw. Here’s what Andrew and I talked about:

localist book coverThe Localist book cover and Localist trial covers. Here’s the final book cover, and the original concept covers are below.

Chip Kidd’s The Cheese Monkeys
Chris Baty’s No Plot No Problem
Manage Your Day to Day
Covers by Peter Mendelsund (He also wrote the fascinating What We See When We Read.)

Andrew mentioned InDesign’s Style Sheets as a great tool for formatting a book.

My theme music is from Tyler Ambrosius — check out his beat store here!

If you’re interested in learning how I successfully funded a Kickstarter to publish my book The Localist, check out my Courses page. My book, The Localist, is available wherever books are sold. Don’t see it in stock? Just ask them to order it for you.

 

trial book covers

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