Episode 299: Cookbook Layout and Design with Book Designer Debbie Berne

Episode 299: Cookbook Layout and Design with Book Designer Debbie Berne

Hello, and welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today on the podcast, I’m excited to have an interview with Debbie Berne. Debbie is a professional book designer and has been designing books for over 20 years for publishers of all sizes, working on projects for authors, editors, agents, poets, artists, chefs, gardeners, and musicians. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Debbie took an interest in how book design interacts with the editorial side of making books, and the result is her new book, The Design of Books: An Explainer for Authors, Editors, Agents, and Other Curious Readers, published by The University of Chicago Press. Today on the podcast, we talk about why she wrote her book with authors and editors in mind, the importance of design in cookbooks, particularly the recipes and trends in cookbook covers, and why it’s important to consider a book designer when you publish your book.

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Things We Mention In This Episode:

Debbie Berne Design

The Design of Books by Debbie Berne

Dining In by Alison Roman

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