Articles by David Crumm

David Crumm is founding Editor of Front Edge Publishing. Nationally, he is known as a veteran journalist—a top writer and editor—with experience both in the U.S. and overseas. He is based in Canton, Michigan, where he also serves as Editor of Read the Spirit online magazine. His columns on trends in media appear twice a month on our Front Edge Publishing website.

10 Reasons We Like Epigraphs in Editing Books for Publication

Extracts from Herman Melville's Moby Dick displayed with cover art

In preparing our authors’ manuscripts for publishing, we often discuss placing epigraphs at the beginning of each chapter. Epigraphs are a classic element in book design, dating back more than 300 years—and they’re also as contemporary as current best sellers. Editor David Crumm lists 10 reasons epigraphs can be a …

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What is Hybrid Publishing?

A collection of Front Edge Publishing books

Through the turbulent changes in the publishing industry over the past decade, promising new models are emerging including one that we embrace here at Front Edge: hybrid publishing. The hybrid publishing model combines the best of both traditional publishing and self-publishing. …

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Myth Busting: Are ink-on-paper books dead?

Gutenberg bible

“Books are dead, aren’t they?” A woman asked me that as she held up her smartphone in the middle of a workshop I was leading. “I’ll bet kids today have given up on books entirely!” Many people assume print books are dead and that young people are leading the charge …

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