Bullock: Book Production

Cover of Bullock, Book Production

An introduction to the management of book production, covering project management, project planning and the processes required to produce a finished book. Written from the perspective of a publisher (who needs to manage processes) rather than a typesetter or printer (who needs to execute them). From the book: “Schedules, whether draft or working, are a […]

Mitchell & Wightman: Book Typography

Cover of Mitchell and Wightman, Book Typography

A practical and thorough guide to typesetting printed books. From the book: “There are three standard ways of introducing notes into a text: footnotes, endnotes and sidenotes (also called shoulder notes). Footnotes are placed at the foot of the page, endnotes at the end of the main text, or alternatively at the end of the […]

Hitchcock: The Building of a Book

Title page from Hitchcock, Building of a Book

The Building of a Book is a series of practical articles about producing and distributing books. Includes chapters relating to the role of the author and literary agent. Strong emphasis on the crafts and processes of print production. From the book: “…if every author prepared his copy carefully, so that there could be no possible […]