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How to help your designer create the best book cover: An interview with Page Two art director Peter Cocking

October 19, 2016

For a lot of authors, seeing their book cover is one of the most exciting parts of the process. In a dream scenario, your designer delivers your cover and you absolutely love it. More often, you see it, are unsure … Read more

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Tips for publishing a beautiful coffee-table book: how to save time and money

June 2, 2016

Publishing coffee-table books with photographs and illustrations can be a complicated and costly endeavour especially if you’re creating an edition with high production values. Here are some insider tips from our brilliant art director, Peter Cocking, on how to save … Read more

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Three tips for interior book design: what self-publishers should know

February 10, 2016

When it’s done well, interior book design can have a great impact on your reader’s enjoyment. Good interior book design in a book isn’t usually obvious: the thoughtful decisions the designer has made in placing and presenting text are often … Read more

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Peter Cocking wins 2014 Alcuin Awards for book design

April 21, 2015

Congratulations to Peter Cocking, Page Two’s design associate, who has won two 2014 Alcuin Awards for book design. He took first prize in the Reference category for The Dirty Apron Cookbook, and honourable mention in Pictorial for the art book Susan Point. … Read more

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Ebook conversion and design: best practices and innovations

February 20, 2015

The world of ebook conversion is mysterious to most of us. It’s difficult to imagine what goes into designing a file that’s versatile enough for display on many different devices. The standard ebook file format is called ePub, and it’s … Read more

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