Over the last year there has been a huge increase in Indie publishing, authors who want to publish themselves for the commercial market. Here at 2h Design we have been apply our years of experience in mainstream publishing to Indie projects.
The old adage of never judge a book by its cover was obviously coined by someone who has no idea how publishing works.
Readers used to only browse for books in shops, now they can scroll through hundreds of books online and the preview of the cover now has to work not only at the size of a printed book - but also in a thumbnail the size of a postage stamp. The importance of the professionalism of the cover and indeed the entire book is vital because for an Indie publisher to compete with the mainstream publishers they must be as good or better.
2h Design not only has over 25 years of experience working in publishing, we also work with other industry professionals, from editors to printers, proof readers to publishing PR. We are now doing a lot of work where we help Indie publishers project manage every element of the process of taking their project to publication date.
We also work on the principle - if we can't help, we usually have a contact who can.
2H is a design consultancy with extensive experience in design for print; from all aspects of book publishing including cover design, book design, publicity, advertising and point-of-sale.
2H also designs corporate identities, point-of-sale, brochures, catalogues, national press and magazine advertising and the art direction and layout of company websites.
I set up 2H with Alison Hepburn was set up in 1987 and I have built its success on developing long term business relationships with both clients and expert suppliers network.