As of January 1, 2016, I am no longer serving individual clients (except those with whom I have a verbal agreement). However, as co-author of Book Design Made Simple, I am still very busy marketing our book.

For the sake of continuity and sentimentality (after 41 years it's hard to stop short), I will keep much of this website intact. Many people have found the author pages to be very useful. So feel free to explore.

In September, 2016, I will teach a typography class at Framingham State University, then give a presentation at a publishing conference in October. I continue to teach my Intro to Self-Publishing workshop in Needham, MA, in spring and fall.


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Book Design Made Simple

BDMSCloseup3Would you like to try your hand at designing and typesetting your own book? My friend and fellow book designer Fiona Raven and I have written Book Design Made Simple just for you. It offers a step-by-step guide to book interior design, cover design, and preparing files for the printer, all using Adobe InDesign. Now that InDesign is leased by the month, it is much more affordable for anyone to do single projects. Check our website for more information about the book, and to order a copy. Sure, you can use a book design template, but the templates out there are for one-time use, cost more than our book, and don't include the cover. Why not learn the entire process for yourself and design as many books and covers as you like? Unleash your creativity with the power of InDesign plus Book Design Made Simple!

In the spring of 2016, the book won gold medals in two different national book contests: the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Also, we won a silver medal in the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year contest. We have entered some other contests, too, but have not heard the final results yet.

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