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nanowrimo · 2 days ago
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3 Steps to a Professional-Looking Book Layout
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Every year, we’re lucky to have great sponsors for our nonprofit events. Hermit, a 2021 NaNo sponsor, is a fast, elegant, and free to use web-based writing application that also lets you print physical copies of your books. Today, Alex, its founder and developer, shares 3 tips to create a professional looking book design by yourself.
Step #1: Make It Breathe (Spacing and Margins)
When designing a book, white space is important. Too little white space and the text will be so condensed that it’ll be hard and unpleasant to read. Add too much and you’ll end up with a huge amount of pages that’ll cost extra for each print.
For a 6x9” book, 0.5” is a reasonable amount of margin. It’s also good to add a bit more on the “inside margin”, the side of the page near the fold of the book — 0.75” would be a good amount.
Additionally, whenever a new chapter starts, it’s quite common to add a lot of top margin on its title page. This will give it some importance and help the reader understand that this is a new chapter and not just another heading.
When hesitant about white space, always do a print test on your home printer if you can.
Step #2: Make It Readable (Font Choice and Typesetting)
Typography is an art. You might not have noticed, but even though the fonts used in the books you read are often similar, they’re very rarely the same. There are some classics, of course, but there are thousands of high quality fonts out there that you can use for your book project.
It’s tempting to use many fonts but one is generally enough. If you want to give your book some extra style points, you can also use a second one for the headings but more than that will usually make your book look less professional.
The font size and line height you’ll want to use actually depends on the font you selected. Most books go for something between 10 and 12. Serif fonts usually need to be a bit bigger than their sans-serif counterparts to be as readable.
A good amount of line-height is primordial to prevent eye strain and fatigue for the reader. Generally, you can start with the font size and multiply it by 1.5 to get an ideal result. Anything between 1.3 and 1.6 is reasonable; it all depends on the fonts you chose.
Just like for the white space, it is recommended to print tests using your home printer of various fonts and sizes. Do not trust your computer screen no matter how good it might be!
Step #3: Make It Fancy (Drop Caps and Other Stylistic Elements)
There’s a couple of ways to add style points to your book design that involve almost no work at all. One of them is to add drop caps. Drop caps are large capital letters that act as an ornament, usually whenever a chapter starts.
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Example of a drop cap that spreads over 2 lines
Another thing we can do is enable ligatures. Ligatures are when the font you selected has different ways of displaying certain groups of letters, generally by combining them into a single drawing. This adds a subtle touch of refinement to your text.
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Examples of ligatures on “fi” and “fl”
Let’s make you a book.
There are many more things to take into consideration when designing a book layout but those few tips should give you a head start. If that feels like too much work or you’re too impatient to get your book printed, feel free to give Hermit a spin. We’ll take care of everything and ship you a beautifully designed copy of your book at a low price.
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Last year participant with a copy of her printed book
Alex is the founder and developer of Hermit, a free to use, secure, and lightning-fast writing application for everybody who likes to write, from scribblers to aspiring authors. He’s been continuously improving it over the last 8 years and plans to continue doing so. His next goal with Hermit is to tailor the experience for different writing projects and let authors order physical copies of their work with as little effort as possible. Sign up & subscribe now and get a printed copy of your book at a low price.
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danskjavlarna · a day ago
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From Fairy Stories My Children Love Best of All by Edgar Dubs Shimer and illustrated by Lucy Fitch Perkins, 1920.
Reclusive but not necessarily troglodytic: vintage hermits.
Wondering about this post?  Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now:  Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy
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p-kom · 8 months ago
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The Hermit - a Major Arcana tarot card illustrated by me and @vivtanner for the Sefirot Tarot
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majestician · 5 months ago
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✨GRIAN IS A CHAD✨
This is one of my favourite Grian stories 🤣 Docm77 discussed it towards the end of his stream this Stream Weekend and it was amazing.
Full transcript of the story along with Docm77's Twitch and Youtube links down below.
PS: I swear that there's a video of this moment in Stockholm on one of the hermits footage of the event, I couldn't find it but if you know please say it in the comments!
Chad Grian footage has been found, thanks to @CactUs! Journey down below 👀⏬
Dude, Grian. Yeah I told the story with the punching ball [test your strength machine] before right? We were at this Minecraft thing in Stockholm, Grian was there too and to entertain us they had stuff there and there was a punching and everyone was- hanging around the punching ball- was doing the thing and there was a guy that brought it to 80% and everybody thought he was the killer- and then Grian walks up, and I go like, Ren was going "come on Grian, you should try it too" he was mocking him a bit and Grian walks up and smashes that thing and literally- almost broke the machine, it was like [Insane Doc Noises] you know? Just BAM, The Hulk smash. everybody around him was just like, <.< >.> What??? Did the little guy just do that??? So you don't, you know, you don't wanna get one from Grian. It's like, small hulk. Grian is strong man, don't underestimate him. Grian has been training for quite some time now, he's in shape, strong boi. [Adorable Doc Giggling] Don't underestimate Grian. He shut- you know there was young Youtube teenage-kid-boys trying to mark their territory by acting strong on the punching ball machine and Grian with his glasses on, with his super dashing outfit, because you know, we were mocking each other about the outfits so Grian came actually really stylish.
BUFF GRIAN FOUND!!
Click here for Chad Grian 👀⤵️
Youtube: Docm77
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/docm77live?sr=a
GRAIN IS HULK
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thesilicontribesman · 3 months ago
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Site of St. Trillo's Celtic Monk's Cell, Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales.
St. Trillo was a 6th century CE celtic monk who established a hermit's cell on this site. His original cell is long gone, likely constructed from wattle, daub and a wall of stones. The site was probably chosen as it is the source of a natural spring (under the altar in the current six person chapel). The current chapel is of an unknown age and has been repaired many times over centuries. It is likely that St. Trillo kept livestock in the marshes that once occupied the land which is now currently the town centre. Rhos-on-Sea gets its name from this site. The current chapel is thought to be the smallest in the UK.
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mossyghost · 2 months ago
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driving is dumb. no one walks around with a cloak, walking stick and a bag full of bread and produce like they should.
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bastart13 · a year ago
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I’ve been working on these for a few weeks now and finally finished them!
I’ve also set up a shop! I’ll post the link in a separate post because tumblr hides links but I’ll be selling these as stickers and once I edit them, I’ll be selling some of my custom memories as prints :D
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xaimelarks · 19 days ago
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I love that the boatem crew essentially became a terror/confusion-striking biker gang with a Japanese hip-hop song as their ever present theme song that ended with Scar blowing up
What an episode
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danskjavlarna · 22 days ago
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Separated at Birth?
Our custom widget that checks for duplicated images suggested this unlikely pairing. See the original post for photo source details.
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Wondering about this post? Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy
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aleksiremesart · a month ago
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Illustration of The Hermit card for Wyrmwood Gaming’s Corrupted Tarot deck.
You can check out the deck and its Kickstarter campaign here!
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astrolocherry · 8 days ago
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animecatoftheday · 24 days ago
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Today's anime cat of the day is:
Hermit from .hack//Quantum!
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