Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 30 March 2015

The day’s best and most impor­tant design- and design business-focused arti­cles, tuto­ri­als, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • The Secrets of Getting Your Book Into Bookstores

    First, it’s impor­tant to under­stand the pres­sure stores are under right now. With the increased focus on pub­lish­ers to get their authors out there, book­stores are being giv­en most of their march­ing orders by their cor­po­rate office. Bookstore shelf space is bought and paid for by the New York pub­lish­ers, mak­ing get­ting on the shelves or dis­play racks a bit tricky – if not impos­si­ble. So here’s a game plan for those of you try­ing to sur­vive out­side of the tra­di­tion­al mar­ket.


  • Ways To Sell Your Writing Without Selling Out
    If you have a sneaky hunch that try­ing to sell your writ­ing and writ­ing tal­ent is some­how tacky, you’re wrong. Find out why in this article.Tags: Writing AmWriting
  • Unlimited Photo Storage and Ad-Free Music Streaming with Amazon Prime – Try Free for 30 Days

    The ben­e­fits include:

    • FREE Two-Day Shipping on eli­gi­ble items to address­es in the con­tigu­ous U.S. and oth­er ship­ping ben­e­fits. For more infor­ma­tion, go to Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits.
    • Prime Instant Video: unlim­it­ed stream­ing of movies and TV episodes for paid or free tri­al mem­bers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more infor­ma­tion, go to About Prime Instant Video.
    • Prime Music: unlim­it­ed, ad-free access to hun­dreds of Prime Playlists and more than a mil­lion songs for mem­bers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more infor­ma­tion, go to About Prime Music.
    • Prime Photos: Secure unlim­it­ed pho­to stor­age in Amazon Cloud Drive. For more infor­ma­tion, go toAbout Prime Photos.
    • Prime Pantry: Access to Prime Pantry, where mem­bers can pur­chase and ship to address­es in the con­tigu­ous U.S. low priced gro­cery, house­hold, and pet care items for a flat deliv­ery fee of $5.99 for each Prime Pantry box. Prime Pantry orders can­not be shipped to address­es in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
    • Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements prod­ucts, Amazon’s own line of every­day essen­tials.
    • Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute ear­ly access to select Lightning Deals on Amazon​.com and new events on MyHabit​.com. For more infor­ma­tion, go to About Prime Early Access.
    • Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: access to mem­bers in the U.S. For more infor­ma­tion, go toKindle Owners’ Lending Library
    • Kindle First: Early access for mem­bers in the U.S. to down­load a new book for free every month from the Kindle First picks. For more infor­ma­tion, go to Kindle First.
    • Membership Sharing: Prime mem­bers may invite up to four eli­gi­ble house­hold mem­bers liv­ing at the same address to enjoy the ship­ping ben­e­fits of a free tri­al or paid Prime mem­ber­ship at no extra cost. If you pur­chase a Prime mem­ber­ship as a small busi­ness, you may invite up to four co-workers to shop with this cor­po­rate account. For more infor­ma­tion, go to Share Your Amazon Prime Benefits.
  • 3 Tips to Make Your Next Presentation Your Best
    How Gram Parsons, Lisa Cron, JFK, and horse lips can help your next pre­sen­ta­tion set the room on fireTags: Presenting Presentation
  • Rumpelstiltskin, or 4 Reasons Reporting Your Actual Time Is Important
    Why did they do this? Perhaps they real­ly enjoyed their work, some­times it was in try­ing to prove their worth, but often it was from fear. Fear that some­one would find out that they weren’t fast enough, fear that they did­n’t ful­ly under­stand the requi…
  • Could Graphic Design Help People Better Relate To Each Other?
    Inspired by the pic­to­r­i­al lan­guage of signs, Values is a deck of cards that aims to help peo­ple bet­ter under­stand them­selves and oth­ers.
  • 30 Beautiful Coffee Packaging Designs

    This col­lec­tion show­cas­es some of the best pack­ag­ing designs that cap­ture the essence of that most beloved “pick-me-up.”


  • 30 Beautiful Coffee Packaging Designs

    This col­lec­tion show­cas­es some of the best pack­ag­ing designs that cap­ture the essence of that most beloved “pick-me-up.”


  • I’m not ready to call Pixelmater a pro’s tool, but… Jumping Ship from Photoshop to Pixelmator: A Switcher’s Guide
    Pixelmator is now our favorite image edit­ing app for Mac because it’s incred­i­bly cheap ($29.99) and almost as pow­er­ful as the far more expen­sive Adobe Photoshop. But if you’re com­ing over from Photoshop, you’ll notice that things work a bit dif­fer­entl…
  • How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello
    Trello is an awe­some project man­age­ment tool that makes col­lab­o­ra­tion easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visu­al list tool can do so much more, whether you’re orga­niz­ing work projects, fam­i­ly chores, trav­el plans, or just about any­thing else. Her…

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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