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Book Design

Design for a book which uses the author’s life experiences to share tools helping others manage time, peace, and health in their own lives
[ for Melanie Tidwell ].

The beautiful, serene image that author Melanie Tidwell selected for the book’s cover set the desired tone for the design of the entire project. Any beautifully-designed text-only book needs to rely on elements that may go unnoticed by most readers—a classic, easily-legible font with proper spacing, as well as extra visual treats like beautiful drop caps, letter-spaced title treatments, and just the right balance of flourishes and graphic treatments in the folios and headers. Every detail was carefully considered, including the choice to print on cream stock rather than the standard white—emphasizing warmth and softness in the book’s message.

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  1. Thayne
    December 26, 2017

    This is really great work!

  2. Melanie Tidwell
    December 30, 2017

    Maralee Nelson is a joy to work with! She designed my book, Sacred Soul-Space, and I couldn’t be happier about the results. Everyone who sees my book is drawn to the design first and I receive many compliments on the beauty of the presentation. Being a first time self-published author, I had no clue how to get my book from a basic word document to finished product. Maralee is a very capable professional who educated and guided me step-by-step through the process. She is very patient, prompt, and thorough. She literally performed miracles to get my book ready for the printer. I highly recommend her for your design needs! (

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