Saturday, February 16, 2008

SCBWI South Africa MARCH 2008 EVENT



Layout and Book Design

Presenters: A panel of book design experts and established illustrators
Date: March 6th , 2008
Time: 10:00 —15:00
Venue: Bellville Public Library (Cape Town)
Cost: Non SCBWI Members R80 & SCBWI Members R50.00 (Includes tea/coffee & lunch.)
RSVP: To book please e-mail before 25th Feb.2008. NB! - Put Layout and Book Design in the e-mails subject line
Inquirers: E-mail NB! - Put Layout and Book Design in the e-mails subject line
Specific requirements: Please specify if you are vegetarian

Panel: Michelle Cooper [publisher/editor, Tafelberg publisher]; Teresa Williams (TBC) [book designer]; Sally Swart [book designer]; Beverley Dodd [senior designer at Struik Publishers] and Marjorie van Heerden (moderator)

Description: An interactive discussion about designing a book cover and page layouts. Important part of successfully illustrating a book is being aware of the relationship of illustration, text and format of the book. The look of your book is the most important advertising element in selling your book. That is why your book layout design must have a professional appearance, with a cover design that will draw the attention of your target market. In this discussion we will look at the following:

  • The relationship between text, illustration and format of the book
  • Designing a Book cover and page layouts:
  • Designing your book cover and interior pages
  • Checking proofs to avoid mistakes

Managing a publishing project – communication between editor, proof-reader and/or printer, writer, illustrator, book designer.

  • Who is responsible for what?
  • Important aspects kept in mind while designing a book cover & page layout:
  • How a book cover design can propel your book sales
  • How to think like a book layout designer
  • How book development dictates design
  • How to choose the size & format of your book, layout, and type
  • How to prepare your content for page layouts
  • Understanding the various parts of a book
  • Understanding the idea-to-layout process
  • Book cover pitfalls
  • The book producing process