the author, the publisher, or want to self
publish, one of the most exciting things that can happen to
you is holding your finished book. Everything about it is a joy,
the feel of the paper, the book cover, the way the pages turn, even
the smell. You’ll thumb through it a hundred times, and each
time you’ll marvel at the transformation. My job is to work
with you to design the best book possible and to make sure that
moment is all it can be.
For your Art
Book, Memento Book, or memory
book, for artists, scrapbookers, and anyone with a photo album,
your art, photographs and memories are the most personal and cherished—and
deserve more than a cursory “upload your jpegs, choose one
of our three classic styles, order prints.”
CS Digital: A Practical Guide to CS
Two dozen free downloads on working with CreateSpace, writing, copyright, ISBNs, how-to's for common problems, annotated guides, music, boooks, and more!
12on14 Book Templates.
124, 8 1/2 X 11, 300dpi, png file templates for do it yourself,
desktop, self publishing books, booklets, and mini books: for
5 1/2 X 8 1/2, 4 1/2 X 5 1/2, 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, and 2 3/4 X 4 1/4,
in up to 32 pages books. Design and print your own books, booklets,
and mini books! 124 templates and instructions. 14.3MB. For personal
and commercial use. Free!
20 Years in Prescott,
I moved from Cleveland to Prescott,
Arizona, in 1989. Nestled within a forest of Ponderosa and Junipers,
Prescott is a magnificent setting within which to create art—and
designing and building a book is art. With email, FedEx, and the phone,
Prescott is close as next door.
Pricing & Quoting
Unlike many book
designers and print on demand companies, I don't have good, better
and best (silver, gold, platinum, titanium, uranium) levels of book
design. If I design your book, my goal is to give you the absolute
best. Every book is different—italics, special typographic
effects, foreign words, poetry, extracts—as is every book
cover, photo, and piece of art: different, unique, and yours. What
I quote is what you pay. Obviously, time controls billing. You can
get a sense of how long things take by going to my gallery of book
covers. Click on a cover to see the times and design issues.
Getting a quote is
as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Look at my gallery,
you'll get a feeling for what I do
2. Click on Quote
to see what I need from you to realize your vision.
My goal is to make
your work the best it can be. When it is finished, I want to be
as proud of it as you. My guarantee is that we will work to get
there together. You will receive a press quality PDF or fully packaged
InDesign files. One of the many things that makes my service unique
is that before you make the final commitment and send your files
for publication. Generally, now, with the low cost of books from CreateSpace, I no longer make a comp for you but use CS to create one if you are not using them.
Art, Fine Art Printing by Walton Mendelson, 12on14
There are no shortcuts
to photo restoration or to making a great art print, just hard work
and a good eye. Look at my gallery
to get a sense of what's possible. For the fine art print, exhibition
grade: I print with the Epson 7600, UltraChrome, inkjet printer
on Epson archival papers. Epson calls the combination their Epson
Ultra Giclée. I ship flat in AirFloat print packaging. Catalogue
of selected art work: Catalogue
and Glossary on Book Design, Type, and Printing