Articles About book design

Why Are Americans Buying Far More Paper Books than eBooks in ?

Woman reading under a tree in the woods

As surprising as this may seem, Americans are reading more books than ever before—and they’re preferring to read those books in traditional paper. It’s true. The vast majority of readers prefer ink-on-paper books. Editor David Crumm writes this week’s Front Edge Publishing column about our collective love affair with books. …

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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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