Sam Hancock is the Senior Produce Manager at Audible, based in New York. He is an entrepreneurial PM with a passion for creating and enhancing delightful consumer products. Prior to his role at Audible, Sam was Mobile Product Manager at HarperCollins in London for four years.
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Independent publishing means that the author can have control of every aspect of their book, including the cover. This has brought authors and designers closer together, and here is an example of why this Cover Designer thinks it’s for the better.
I’d started writing online as a way to share what I was learning in the industry, and when I hit 10 years I realised that I had created hundreds of posts, and within all of it there was probably a narrative and collection of the best that would be valuable if arranged and brought together in a book. I think people read books differently to how they read online, and people wouldn’t want to navigate through hundreds of webpages – but the experience of sitting and reading would be much more enjoyable. I love books, well-made books. and the idea of creating a very limited run to mark a milestone also appealed to me.
If you’re a freelancer, and many of us who choose to work remotely are, then you already know the freedom of working for yourself, choosing your working hours and creating your own schedule. It might seem natural to take things one step further and take work with you to a new part of the world, or even globe-trot from place to place, but this dream scenario can have a few hidden cons as well as the obvious pros.
Listed by the Observer as one of ‘our top 50 players in the world of books’, Clare worked as an editor at Random House before co-founding Conville & Walsh in 2000. Clare is the co-author of Dangerous Women: The Guide To Modern Life and co-curator of the Curious Arts Festival.
Paul Sellars is a freelance copywriter specialising in cover copy in the publishing industry. He works with clients including HarperCollins, Penguin and whitefox.
We are pleased to reproduce this brilliant essay on typography’s evolving significance in a digital landscape by UX designer and typography enthusiast Matej Latin. Read on for an abridged history of typography and its changing relationship with humanity. This article was originally published on Matej’s blog A Day in the Life of a Designer. Among Matej’s other ventures is Gutenberg, a web typography starter kit that brings meaning and craftsmanship to web typography. Matej is originally from Slovenia.
We asked trusted whitefox freelancer (and Unsung Hero of Publishing for 2016) David Brimble for an abridged overview of what has changed in book production technology since he began his career. Read on to find out exactly how digital made working remotely as a production specialist possible.