The Basic Principles of Book Design and Production

A course for book design if you’re of the mind to design your own…

Date: 13-14 May 2010

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Venue: Agatha Room, L3, Toa Payoh Public Library

Both editors and designers organise the material of a text in such a way that the message is clear to the reader. Good book design not only enables the reader; it can create a beautiful object in its own right. This two-day course is for editors, new designers, picture researchers, marketing staff who deal with freelancers, or anyone needing an overview.

Course Content

– Analysis of good and bad designs
– Elements of Cover Design and Book Construction
– The Financial Parameters
– Developing a Good Design, Artwork and Production Brief
– Designing Marekting Material
– Quality Control: Origination, Printing and Binding Faults
– Practical Matters: Digital Archiving

To register and for a more detailed outline of the workshop, please download brochure.
Registration is also available online at
Special rate available for members of Singapore Book Publishers Association.

This workshop is organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Book Publishers Association.

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