Book design: working small to go big
Thumbnails - sometimes smaller is better
Early in my graphic design career I was taught to use thumbnail sketches to work through ideas. They're small (as the name indicates), and a rapid way of generating prototypes and work through ideas. This is the thumbnail of my latest (and final!) cover design.
This week and the coming weeks mark the final stretch for getting my book done. It’s gratifying to be so close.
The next step is to have a few people read through it. I got feedback on an early draft of the book, but this time it’s for the whole book. I’ve done a lot of research on self-publishing and this is a big part of getting it right.
Beta readers: readers who read your book while it's still a work in progress ... before it’s published.
I’ll ask for feedback and reviews. The reviews can be used to help preview and promote the book.