When you run a small business – any business - you’re only as good as the team around you and for us, freelancers are very much part of the team. It’s unusual for publishers to have in-house staff for all of the processes that take place when publishing a book, so it is quite normal to outsource copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading and cover design. All of these jobs require very particular skills and we have built a small database of experienced and reliable freelancers over the years - we love them all!
The cover design process is something I really enjoy. It can be a long process from brief to finished design but sometimes a designer gets it pretty much perfect straight away. This happened with our newest release, Zarrin by David Briggs. Brilliant designer Kari Brownlie nailed it pretty much in one go and it's one of our favourites. What do you think? #team #design #business #smallbusiness #freelancers