Those of you who have been following this blog for some time know that I’m, more or less, a one man operation. I write the books/stories, I do the interior formatting for both e-books (Kindle, Smashwords) and print books, I design the covers, and stuff like that.
What you don’t know is that sometimes I do these things for other writers. It’s not something I’ve been advertising, so I don’t have an impressive portfolio, but let me show you my latest work.
Black Soul by Odessa Gillespie Black.
For this title I did the following:
- Book cover for print and e-book editions.
- Interior formatting for print and e-book.
I use Createspace for all my books, simply because the production cost is significantly lower than Lulu (which in turn means cheaper author copies, higher royalties, and a lower price on Amazon.com and other retailers.)
Overall, the quality of the paper and cover, the binding, all that is really good.
The paperback’s interior formatting. I chose Adobe Jenson as the font for the text, while chapter headers are typeset in Adobe Devanagari. Also, I used a nice glyph to mark text breaks within a certain chapter.
To be honest, I do enjoy this type of work. Sometimes I design covers for books I have yet to begin writing. That way I get motivated… strange thing.