Publishing / Book design seminar by Barry Schoenborn (Willow Valley Press)

  • 16 May 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Denny's, 3520 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA

Making Your Book a Winner

Description: Some NCPA book competition submissions do poorly because the author didn’t know the fundamental principles of producing a book. Don’t let this happen to you!

Make sure your book is sound on all the basics. Then the judges can focus on the merits of your writing.

Speaker: Barry Schoenborn, former NCPA President and publisher, Willow Valley Press

In the course:

      Basic design

      Basic book structure

      Basic composition

Not in the course:

      How to write well

      Pitch letters, author bios, etc.

      Ebook considerations

Seminar Topics:

Interior design

      Trim size

      Font choice and font size


      Interline spacing

      Interparagraph spacing

      Paper choice

      Printer choice

      ebook creator choice

Cover design

      Front cover elements

      Spine elements

      Back cover elements

Basic book structure

      Is a half title needed?

      Acknowledgements, Dedication, Foreword, Preface, Prologue – what’s the difference?

      Title page verso – copyright, ISBN, and LCCN

      Table of Contents (TOC) and Index


      Section breaks


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