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Rick S.

@RSoldin

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blountville,
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Professional Book Designer and Compositor

I have been in book production and design since 1988. I am highly skilled in all aspects of book/print layout and design. I am very fluent in Indesign, Photoshop, Microsoft office products and many other tools related to producing high-quality materials for final press output. I have prepared files for traditional printing (offset) and most of the POD services available. I learned publishing in the late 1980s when electronic book production was just getting started. I grew with the technology and now with the turning of the tide in the book industry, I am creating eBooks (epub, Kindle, pdf, etc.) files along with the printable versions.
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This is a book about a man who bought and airplane and his adventures with it. The man and the author is Richard Bach. He is also the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 

I design and laid out this book as a cross between a novel and a picture book. It goes great on a coffee table.

I created more than a dozen chapter opener images, and spread them throughout the book chapters so you can barely tell that some are used more than once. When placing the images through out the pages, I used all kinds of techniques to the fit them on pages together so each page would look and feel a little or a lot different than the pages around it. Some images are full page with bleeds other are full page without bleeds, where others small with multiple on a page some overlapping others.

When the design was out together and sent to my client he said, "I was looking for a great design for Richard's book, I didn't expect a piece of art."
Travels with Puff
This is a book about a man who bought and airplane and his adventures with it. The man and the author is Richard Bach. He is also the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 

I design and laid out this book as a cross between a novel and a picture book. It goes great on a coffee table.

I created more than a dozen chapter opener images, and spread them throughout the book chapters so you can barely tell that some are used more than once. When placing the images through out the pages, I used all kinds of techniques to the fit them on pages together so each page would look and feel a little or a lot different than the pages around it. Some images are full page with bleeds other are full page without bleeds, where others small with multiple on a page some overlapping others.

When the design was out together and sent to my client he said, "I was looking for a great design for Richard's book, I didn't expect a piece of art."
Travels with Puff
This is a book about a man who bought and airplane and his adventures with it. The man and the author is Richard Bach. He is also the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 

I design and laid out this book as a cross between a novel and a picture book. It goes great on a coffee table.

I created more than a dozen chapter opener images, and spread them throughout the book chapters so you can barely tell that some are used more than once. When placing the images through out the pages, I used all kinds of techniques to the fit them on pages together so each page would look and feel a little or a lot different than the pages around it. Some images are full page with bleeds other are full page without bleeds, where others small with multiple on a page some overlapping others.

When the design was out together and sent to my client he said, "I was looking for a great design for Richard's book, I didn't expect a piece of art."
Travels with Puff
This is a book about a man who bought and airplane and his adventures with it. The man and the author is Richard Bach. He is also the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 

I design and laid out this book as a cross between a novel and a picture book. It goes great on a coffee table.

I created more than a dozen chapter opener images, and spread them throughout the book chapters so you can barely tell that some are used more than once. When placing the images through out the pages, I used all kinds of techniques to the fit them on pages together so each page would look and feel a little or a lot different than the pages around it. Some images are full page with bleeds other are full page without bleeds, where others small with multiple on a page some overlapping others.

When the design was out together and sent to my client he said, "I was looking for a great design for Richard's book, I didn't expect a piece of art."
Travels with Puff
This is a book about a man who bought and airplane and his adventures with it. The man and the author is Richard Bach. He is also the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 

I design and laid out this book as a cross between a novel and a picture book. It goes great on a coffee table.

I created more than a dozen chapter opener images, and spread them throughout the book chapters so you can barely tell that some are used more than once. When placing the images through out the pages, I used all kinds of techniques to the fit them on pages together so each page would look and feel a little or a lot different than the pages around it. Some images are full page with bleeds other are full page without bleeds, where others small with multiple on a page some overlapping others.

When the design was out together and sent to my client he said, "I was looking for a great design for Richard's book, I didn't expect a piece of art."
Travels with Puff
Reading the Whole Page is a teachers aid book on assessing text features for K-5 grades. B/W interior.

Again I have used the cover elements in the design of the interior. This is a 8.5" x 11" in trim so it a large book but I think it balanced out well with the outline guides through out the chapters and the images used for clarification.
Reading the Whole Page
Reading the Whole Page is a teachers aid book on assessing text features for K-5 grades. B/W interior.

Again I have used the cover elements in the design of the interior. This is a 8.5" x 11" in trim so it a large book but I think it balanced out well with the outline guides through out the chapters and the images used for clarification.
Reading the Whole Page
Reading the Whole Page is a teachers aid book on assessing text features for K-5 grades. B/W interior.

Again I have used the cover elements in the design of the interior. This is a 8.5" x 11" in trim so it a large book but I think it balanced out well with the outline guides through out the chapters and the images used for clarification.
Reading the Whole Page
Reading the Whole Page is a teachers aid book on assessing text features for K-5 grades. B/W interior.

Again I have used the cover elements in the design of the interior. This is a 8.5" x 11" in trim so it a large book but I think it balanced out well with the outline guides through out the chapters and the images used for clarification.
Reading the Whole Page
Reading the Whole Page is a teachers aid book on assessing text features for K-5 grades. B/W interior.

Again I have used the cover elements in the design of the interior. This is a 8.5" x 11" in trim so it a large book but I think it balanced out well with the outline guides through out the chapters and the images used for clarification.
Reading the Whole Page
A biography about Larry Butler's great carrier writing music for country music. 

When designing the interior I used a music scheme which includes one of his songs. Link together each text break icon and you will have the full song.

Working from manuscript supplied by the publisher and working out details between what I was going to do with the design, everyone turn out to be very pleased with the look and feel.

The ending chapters are a photo album made up with some highlights of his career.
Just for the Record
A biography about Larry Butler's great carrier writing music for country music. 

When designing the interior I used a music scheme which includes one of his songs. Link together each text break icon and you will have the full song.

Working from manuscript supplied by the publisher and working out details between what I was going to do with the design, everyone turn out to be very pleased with the look and feel.

The ending chapters are a photo album made up with some highlights of his career.
Just for the Record
A biography about Larry Butler's great carrier writing music for country music. 

When designing the interior I used a music scheme which includes one of his songs. Link together each text break icon and you will have the full song.

Working from manuscript supplied by the publisher and working out details between what I was going to do with the design, everyone turn out to be very pleased with the look and feel.

The ending chapters are a photo album made up with some highlights of his career.
Just for the Record
A biography about Larry Butler's great carrier writing music for country music. 

When designing the interior I used a music scheme which includes one of his songs. Link together each text break icon and you will have the full song.

Working from manuscript supplied by the publisher and working out details between what I was going to do with the design, everyone turn out to be very pleased with the look and feel.

The ending chapters are a photo album made up with some highlights of his career.
Just for the Record
A biography about Larry Butler's great carrier writing music for country music. 

When designing the interior I used a music scheme which includes one of his songs. Link together each text break icon and you will have the full song.

Working from manuscript supplied by the publisher and working out details between what I was going to do with the design, everyone turn out to be very pleased with the look and feel.

The ending chapters are a photo album made up with some highlights of his career.
Just for the Record

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$250.00 USD
Rick actually worked faster than i could accomodate him. Plus, he's a genuine nice guy and family man. Totally recommend him.
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Flag of US Greg S. @gtscherer
10 years ago
5.0
£145.80 GBP
Absolutely wonderful. Designed a very good looking, professional book, with all the right technical specs I need for print on demand. Even though Rick is in the US and I am in the UK, we communicated very well by email and I very much appreciated his skill, design ability and patience. I will certainly be using him again and thoroughly recommend him for any design/publishing work, whether print based or ebook etc. Quite a find, which I would never have done without this site.
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10 years ago

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