Tutorials and blog posts about digital publishing

The Evolution of Book Cover Design

Patricia Coroi / Design school / June 16th, 2016 / 1 Comment »

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Everyone knows the age-old saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but we have to be realistic and admit that everyone does that. A great book cover design should make you think. It should communicate about the story that is between the covers, to spark an interest about the topic.

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How to overcome writer’s block

Jani / Marketing / June 14th, 2016

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Writer’s block can happen to anyone: writer, marketer, blogger. To name a few reasons, it can appear when you’re stressed out, burnt-out, depressed, anxious or stuck in a rut.

It feels like your creative juices aren’t flowing and your muse is not speaking to you. The realisation that you’re stuck can worsen your symptoms. Read the rest of this entry »

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What do you say to the axiom “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”?

My reaction is, Oh go ahead.

This is the atipic answer, that Chip Kidd, “the rock star of dust jacket” gave during an interview. It’s a clear pointer to his bold personality, which shines in real life as much as it does through his designs.

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Top flipbooks of May 2016

Jani / Top flipbooks / May 31st, 2016

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Each month we peruse hundreds of flipbooks in search of the best of the best, in terms of design. The results are shared in a “Top flipbooks” post, along with a short description from the author of the flipbook. They are all listed in random order. Read the rest of this entry »

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June has the perfect summer weather. Schools are out, people are on holiday. It’s not scorching hot and it’s so pretty! Everything is green, there are many flowers at the market and the sun shines bright. Swimming pools, here I come!   Read the rest of this entry »

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “form” in the context of magazines? You probably think that I’m talking about an order form, a subscription form or an entry for a contest, in a printed magazine.
After all, that’s how most of us have interacted with forms in magazines. It’s probably hard to even think of another way of using forms.
But there is. Read the rest of this entry »

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In a time when all designers were respecting the grid, along came a free spirit who wasn’t afraid to break the rules. His name is David Carson and he is one of the fathers of the Grunge art movement. Let’s discover together the philosophy behind Carson’s style and how we can apply it to our contemporary design projects.

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We’ve been working on the HTML5 for a very long time now, so we are thrilled to announce the official release!
The new widgets are fully functional, packed with all the powerful and engaging features that you love.

There are some features that are not 100% ready, but they will be in the coming weeks. More specifically: Read the rest of this entry »

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This post is for anyone who needs to edit a PDF in any way: split layout pages in half, split a document in 2 separate files, merge 2 files, edit the content and so on. There’s a tool for everything. We did the research for you, and we’re ready to share our findings. Read the rest of this entry »

How to make a book presentation

Patricia Coroi / Books, Design school / May 10th, 2016

I was recently asked to design a book promo in both Indesign and Flipsnack, to show publishers how well Flipsnack works for them. I chose one of my favorite authors, Donald Miller.

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