book publishing

Book Design and Publishing Options

All your hard work is done. One of the best things you can do is choose an expert designer that will produce strong visuals to tell your story and make an impact on potential readers. Have you decided whether to go the traditional publishing route or self-publish? Answers below…

You put hundreds of hours into your story. It is like a child that you birthed, nurtured, saw through blood, sweat, and tears, and finally brought to maturity.  Its your story and it deserves the best cover within your budget. We have budget options from a standard cover to a premium cover package depending on your needs.  When you contact us, you can be certain you are entrusting your work to an expert design process that will produce fresh visuals you can get excited about!

We go through a rigorous cover concepting process that comes out of hearing what is important to you and more about your story. This can all be achieved remotely, over the phone (though we are glad to meet in person as well).  We work to make the process as joyful as possible. We do hardcover and paperback design, ebooks, and can do your interior as well.  All with a final file you approve that gets sent to the printer.

Your completed design will be as impactful as any cover in Barnes and Noble or other retail outlets. We have created hundreds of covers for independent authors and signed authors with publishers and can help you through the design process. We are available to publishers as well with reasonable rates.

View our price list and order today!

What are the advantages and disadvantages to self-publishing and the traditional route through a major publisher? Here is a great article on Forbes by Nick Morgan comparing the two paths. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorgan/2016/05/05/which-is-better-self-publishing-or-traditional-publishing/#7718882711d9

We look forward to helping you tell your story with strong design and visuals that will make an impact on your readers for years. 

We also do editorial, illustration, and ghostwriting.  Contact us today. 

© 2019 Tyrrell Creative

 

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Designing Your Life

“It surrounds us, binds us, and flows through us.” Oh wait, that is the Force. But if Yoda had been talking about design, he would be close. Our planet is full of amazing design (think about the beauty of a nautilus or look up Fibonacci numbers/ratios). Great design has both an artistic and scientific component. Take color theory for example. There are values on a color wheel that scientifically complement one another. Our eyes see these as harmonious and we are attracted to them. An expert designer is a master of color and uses it to strengthen or evoke a mood. Purple may seem more spiritual or sacred, whereas red evokes power or boldness or alarm. And there are thousands of combinations.

A great brand designer and strategist is an avid observer of life, a modern-day Da Vinci in heart and purpose—an alchemist of creativity and science. The designer continually remains a sponge to learn about the world in every form—history, trends, cultural and social issues, technology, future trends, education, corporates and non-profit, finance, geography, fashion, literature, films, music, science, artists, philosophers, and much more! Why? Because a successful brand strategist is pioneering, influential and hungry to communicate with greater connection and effectiveness to a diverse world.

Design can be both timeless and trendy. And it tends to be cyclical. What was beautiful in 1975 was reviled for a couple of decades and then saw a resurgence. While many color and design rules can be bent (or even broken) a designer stays on the pulse of what is influencing the target demographic and deploys solutions that best communicate in visual ways that help the client.

© 2019 Tyrrell Creative

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10 Keys to Significance in a Saturated World

Recent studies highlight the generational and technological shift occuring in our world. One report estimates that each person is now viewing (on average) 4,000 ads a day in some form, processing 105,000 words, and our brain is computing the equivalent of 34GB data.  This will exponentially increase in the years to come with augmented reality and A.I. advances. If you feel overwhelmed now, it is only going to increase. We are also dealing with very disparate consumer views and generational shifts that pose challenges to any organization, large or small.  Whether you are a multi-national corporation or a local non-profit, these keys set the stage for greater influence in the marketplace and with your constituency.

10 Keys to Significance in a Saturated World

  1. Deliver excellence and quality in your product or service. Work with employees and contractors who share this vision and demonstrate it in their work.
  2. Strive for consistency in your product/service offerings so that your customers can depend on your product.
  3. Create a top down culture in your company that puts customer service first and places people first, rather than just profit. Good, not greed.
  4. Call up every employee to this significance culture and enlist their support.
  5. Put a high values on corporate ethics and integrity. Stay humble.
  6. Give your customers a pleasant experience that they will want to return to over and over. Treat them with dignity. Listen and meet their needs and if you can’t fufill a request, send them to quality organizations (and even competitors) that can help them.
  7. Care about your employees, your contractors, and your vendors.  Treat them as you want to be treated. Stay humble.
  8. Strive to be your personal best, and seek to have your company deliver its best. Don’t settle for mediocrity.
  9. Keep innovating. Adapt to changing times but don’t lose your soul.
  10. Have an authentic mission to improve people’s lives and have a component of your organization that strategically helps those less fortunate.

© 2019 Tyrrell Creative