Book Design

Scout’s formal training is in book typography, and he has more than 10 years of experience designing eye-catching book covers and gorgeous, readable interiors. He can help you in navigating KDP, IngramSpark distribution channels, and DIY print house production. Self-published work doesn’t need to look self-published.

A Funny Thing Happened

The cover of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City by Halley Feiffer, designed for Overlook Press (recently acquired by Abrams).

From the publisher: In Halley Feiffer’s “painfully irresistible” (The New York Times) new play, a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges… while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?

Unsmudged by Nanette Walsh, Front Jacket

Cover and interior design for Nanette Walsh’s Unsmudged, a remembrance of a master Alexander Technique teacher. This photo- and footnote-heavy text was also prepared in eBook format.

From the book: Peggy Williams, the last teacher certified and personally trained by F.M. Alexander, was known for the extraordinary quality of her touch, the precision and clarity of which even confounded the London police! After a burglary in her flat in the 1980s, detectives dusted her rooms for fingerprints. Perplexed by what they found, they exclaimed, “Your fingerprints, even in the kitchen, are unsmudged!”

Hand-coded with WordPress and Underscores. Fonts: Brandon Grotesque by Hannes von Döhren and Orpheus Pro by Kevin King, Patrick Griffin, and Walter Tiemann at Canada Type. Printed with electromagnetic radiation on various amorphous non-crystalline solids.
This was a Hiya, Scout! design.