How to Create a Coffee Table Book

Whenever we go to a lounge or a place like that, I always relish flipping through the vivid, vibrant and colorful pages of any picture book I can find. And only a few days ago I found it’s actually called a “COFFEE TABLE BOOK”.

Well, this made me want to learn more about it; today, I intend on sharing a few steps/tips as to how to create a coffee table book. 

A coffee table book consists of picture vert creatively crafted and designed in such a way to grab the user’s attention at the same time not making it too flashy or gaudy! This absolutely needs creative imagination and a lot more of thinking than it looks.

 So, if you are a photographer, or an ardent art lover and have an agglomeration of snapshots, portraits or artworks which are striking enough to captivate a reader. Then it’s about time you consider publishing your very own coffee table book. Even if you aren’t one of them but seem to have immense creativity, it’s already that time when you should consider publishing your own coffee table book!

CREATE UNIQUE COFFEE TABLE BOOK

People all around are tired of seeing the same old boring ideas; there is a requisition of creative minds in this era. The point of artistry is creating a well thought and unique perspective that people can relate to and be completely alien at the same time.

BLACK AND WHITE – IT IS RIGHT

If you are an amateur with not a heavy pocket, this is where you cut costs. Printing your book in black and white not just gives that typical classy look; but also gains its spot as a timeless home decor that suits almost all looks. Besides, it reduces printing costs by leaps and folds without letting up on quality.

IF DESIGNER BEST – HE DOES THE REST

Whatever you do, wherever you sacrifice, the maximum part of your budget has to undoubtedly go to your designer. It usually is the most tempting way to cut costs but this creates the difference between a success and a fail. 

YOUR LAYOUT IS YOUR WAY OUT

a bad layout can entirely cast your book out of the “reader’s eyes” forever and its value ceases to exist. You need to consider properly the layout of the book according to your theme. A spooky layout will completely ruin a travel theme and a peaceful layout would do that to a Halloween theme. 

QUESTION YOURSELF

It’s cliché, and the answer sometimes seems obvious, but behold! Creating a coffee table book is like composing a symphony in all its completely intertwined and entangled parts. So you should step up regularly to ensure everything is working in the direction of your book’s fullest potential.

To reach the next and final level, imagine someone who is sitting on your reader’s sofa. By being friends with your audience,  let’s assume they have a degree of familiarity with the subject, but yet not anything close to an interest. So, how can you make this book compelling enough for them to pursue, and get them hooked on your story?

 If you get this answer right, your book is gonna be a blockbuster and you can Netflix and chill for the next few days!

 

FUN FACT: DAVID BROWER IS CREDITED WITH THE INVENTION OF A COFFEE TABLE BOOK

 

 

About the author: Rashi Mohan

Rashi Mohan

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