Hello my dear people,
Several weeks ago I received a copy of the book I had designed and was a bit disappointed and even a bit pissed off. I was prepared for everything but not for what I saw.
Nowadays publishing houses try to give their books more accent by adding various kinds of fancy effects as emboss, UV-varnish, foil.
Sometimes it works well, but most of the time it’s just spending money on a castle made of air. In some cases (soft covers) cool fancy effects on the front can even ruin the inside page and usually this page is used to put “about author” information on it.