Book Design for Self-Published Books


Molly Williams, Publishing Director at Big Hat Press in Lafayette, will present “Not Only the Cover—Judge a Book by its Pages” at the next meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

Williams will discuss details of book design to make a self-published book look professional according to industry standards. She will cover common mistakes in self-published books, as well as margins, pagination, and formatting, and where you can be more creative in technical design elements.

She has been in the publishing industry for over ten years. At Big Hat Press, she personally works with clients on design, setup, and layout from start to finish.

Sign-in is 11:15 am. Luncheon 12:00-12:45 pm. Speaker 1-2 pm. Registration is $25 for CWC members, $30 for guests.

Reservations are required, and must be received no later than noon on Wednesday, June 7th. Contact Robin Gigoux at [email protected] or by phone at (925) 933-9670.  Expect confirmation only if you e-mail your reservation. For PayPal, click “Buy Now’ on the Mt. Diablo website: http://cwcmtdiablowriters.wordpress.comnext-program/. Add a $2.00 transaction fee.

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