Book Design

Learn how to create books in InDesign

How to Create Stylish Magazine Pull Quotes

Pull quotes are a great technique for drawing attention to key items of text on a layout, and are often used in editorial design...

The Most Popular Standard Book Sizes in the US and UK

Confused about which size you should opt for when designing your book? Although books can be printed in a huge range of sizes, these...

How to Create a Table of Contents in InDesign

InDesign has a designated tool for automatically creating contents lists, the Table of Contents (TOC) function. If you’re working on a lengthy document this can be...

The Most Stylish Children’s Book Designs

These beautiful children's picture books showcase publishing design at its most creative and inspiring.  We love the trend for 1960s-inspired illustrations and color palettes. Browse...

12 Classic Covers Reimagined

Classic novels have timeless appeal, but sometimes publishers want to update their book covers to appeal to contemporary audiences. These design-forward cover designs for classic stories bring out...

A Quick Guide: Creating & Publishing EPUBs

Creating and publishing your own eBooks and eMagazines is so much fun, and can be financially rewarding too! If you're new to the EPUB game, this...

Best Fonts for Books: The Only 5 Fonts You’ll Ever Need

As the saying goes—if it ain't broke don't fix it. Books are a classic print format and, even with their transition into the eBook...

Choosing Font Sizes for Books: Get Your Typesetting Size Right

If you're new to 'typesetting' books (the process of arranging type on the inside pages), you might feel a bit daunted by the task....

Crash Course: How to Format Text Part 2

In Part One of the crash course we looked at what typography was and how you can format your type using the Controls panel...

Crash Course: How to Format Text Part 1

'Typography' is a term used to describe how text can be formatted and arranged to make it look attractive and appealing; and it's at...

InDesign Basics: ‘Threading’ Text

In this Bitesize tutorial, we'll look at how to 'thread' text throughout your InDesign documents. Text is placed in InDesign via a single or number of text...

Fantastic Fonts for Book Covers

Typography can make or break a book cover design. The extensive variety of typography on covers is mind-boggling - from conservative serifs to charmingly...

InDesign Basics: Importing Text from a Word Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to import text from a word-processing document into your InDesign document. There are several methods for importing and managing large...

InDesign Basics: Creating a Book

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to create a basic Book Template in InDesign. How to set suitable Page Sizes and Margins for Paperback and Hardback books How to create simple Master Pages for maintaining consistency...