One Lucky Book Designer

When I became a book designer, back in the mid-eighties, I started working at Little, Brown & Company, on Boston's historic Beacon Hill, in a beautiful old Federal building on top of the hill, near the gold-capped dome of the capital. I lived out in Cambridge, and rode my bike into work most days. The... Continue Reading →

Birth of a Book, Part 2

On the process of book cover design, my love of designing poetry, and the challenges of nailing a good cover ... For the design of the cover of David's Inferno, I wanted to create a cover that might cause people to react—my hope (?) is that they would feel uneasy with the lack of a... Continue Reading →

Birth of a New Book

Greetings from Vermont, and Happy New Year! It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you about a stunning debut, that of David’s Inferno, a remarkable book which many in the publishing community are already calling, “an instant classic.”  I am the lucky agent for this book, and my own publisher, Hatherleigh Press, bought... Continue Reading →

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