Books are cultural icons that reflect the trends in our society as powerfully as album covers, furniture design and fashion. Too often however, jackets are judged on their aesthetic appeal rather than their ability to communicate and engage. This website is an attempt to redress the balance. Fixabook is the only place on the web that analyses book design and gives strategic and creative guidance on jackets, blurbs and spines. The aim is quite simple; Fixabook wants to celebrate the very best in book design while at the same time, helping people to think more deeply about their book covers.
Since we launched, we’ve worked with agents, authors and publishers across all genres. We’ve been featured in Creative Review (“Look after your spines, book designers”), the Sunday Times online (“…a little piece of biblio-heaven awaits you at fixabook.com”), the Guardian books forum and on hundreds of book and design blogs. We’ve been lucky enough to have hosted guest posts from leading designers, publishers and other creative thinkers, including Mark Ecob, James Spackman, Fiona Curran and Seth Godin, who chose Fixabook to launch the cover designs for his first Domino Project titles. And we’re delighted to have been shortlisted for a 2011 Futurebook Digital Innovation award.