Draw me a picture: Why books are becoming more visual

Draw me a picture: Why books are becoming more visual

When your satnav tells you your journey will take 58 minutes, are you one of those people who immediately things to themselves: ‘I bet I can bring it in in under 55.’? I’m increasingly seeing ‘estimated reading time’ on blogs and articles these days, and I find that has a similar effect. ‘Six minutes? Rubbish. […]

Remote control: Collaboration and proofing tools for design teams

Remote control: Collaboration and proofing tools for design teams

For many of the book publishers I work with the use of freelancers is an integral part of their workflow. Some companies offer their internal design and editorial staff the opportunity of working from home and use remote working on projects with colleagues based in other locations. It might not be for everyone, but working […]

Publishers Assemble: Christmas 2016 is the time to connect

Publishers Assemble: Christmas 2016 is the time to connect

Let’s face it, 2016 has been one heck of a year. We’ve had Brexit; Trump; the Zika virus; nuclear and missile tests from North Korea; terrorist attacks in Brussels, Lahore and Istanbul, to name a few; plane crashes; global CO2 levels exceeding 400ppm; plus that creepily increasing list of celebrity deaths – and scarily enough, […]

Learn how to quickly choose images that get results [WEBINAR]

Learn how to quickly choose images that get results [WEBINAR]

Join Getty Images for a free webinar to learn how to select images that draw in your audience. In an increasingly cluttered world of marketing how do you ensure your message is the one that’s remembered? By choosing the right image. In this short talk you’ll learn how selecting the right image can make your […]

Origins of the interactive book

Origins of the interactive book

Digital formats provide a wealth of opportunity to experiment with, and push the boundaries of, the traditional book. With much focus on what this can do to engage children in reading, here Jana Sukenikova takes a look at the origins of the interactive children’s book and why she used monsters as the topic of her most recent […]

Filming the Scottish landscape with drones

Filming the Scottish landscape with drones

The Moment collection offers slice of life creative images and video. Getty Images have released a video detailing the challenges and benefits of using drones to capture the natural world, with Moment contributor John Duncan. Here are some of the key takeaway points: Drones have revolutionised aerial videography opening up many more opportunities Drones can access […]

Choosing authentic imagery

Choosing authentic imagery

Brands are increasingly looking for authentic images to lift their marketing. Getty Images have published an interactive whitepaper which demonstrates what visual authenticity is, why it’s important and how to make it work for you. Here are some of the key takeaway points: People, and as a result brands, are valuing authenticity more than ever There’s […]

Women in Comics: are we failing to recognise female creators?

Women in Comics: are we failing to recognise female creators?

One of the world’s biggest comic-book festivals, Angoulême, made the headlines earlier this year when it failed to include any women in their 30-strong shortlist for the lifetime achievement award. The Women in Comics Collective Against Sexism called for a boycott of the prize and many prominent nominees demanded their names be removed from the list. In a […]

Keeping it simple: 5 tips for designing beautiful book covers

Keeping it simple: 5 tips for designing beautiful book covers

Rachel Lawston is the founder of Lawston Design, and is freelance designer and illustrator for publishing and digital media. Rachel’s worked with the likes of Penguin Random House, Walker Books and Orchard Books. Here are her 5 tips for simple and creative cover design. 1) Read the book That way you can ensure you give an […]