We’ve Got You Covered

Judging a Book Linda and I were at Publisher’s Summit last week in Chicago presented by the fine folks at Independent Publishers Group, the distributor of Thrums Books. It was a great time to visit with the wonderful people who help deliver our books into the world and to meet up with other publishers who care […]

Who Chose That Typeface?

Chances are it was my long-time designer sidekick, Michael Signorella. When he works on a Thrums book, it’s not just the typeface—it’s the column widths, size of the margins, selection, size, and appropriate placement of photos—all those things we tend not to notice in a well-made book. Fine Design He’s pickier than I am, a […]

Telling a Book By Its Cover

You can’t really tell a book by its cover, of course, but you can tell a publisher what a book cover should be. This is your chance. We’ve been pondering possibilities for Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas, and have almost too many choices. So I hope you will weigh in with your opinions. […]

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