Mailbag: More information on designing books?
Q. We’ve already had the ten-minute InDesign layout article… But, what I’m looking for is a little more along the lines of odds and ends in making a book come across less amateur and more professional.
Tips on indicia information, including a table of contents and whether or not it’s really needed, extras like cast pages…
Strip commentary, too much or too little… is there a proper balance? Should you include it below the associated strips?
How much extra/premium content/stuff not included on the Web already… Is a six-to-nine-strip story worth pimping that you have exclusive never before seen material as a selling point?
So, I’m basically just looking for a little bit of an odds and ends “protip” style article on polishing a book design based on things you’ve figured out.