Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Editor

Graphic Design

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 2: typographic colour

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 2: typographic colour

Let’s continue our exploration of the fascinating world of fonts by exploring the subject of ‘typographic colour’ (or “color” for my American friends!). That sounds very grand and just a bit complicated. What do we mean by ‘colour’ here? Well, it has nothing to do with making your text red,…

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

I promised to write some posts about graphic design, so let’s get started with one of the fundamental aspects that has a huge effect on the look and feel of your project: the choice of typefaces, also known as fonts. Technically speaking, the higher grouping is the typeface, which may…

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

The rapid-read version Doing it yourself may seem like the cheapest option, but unless you know what you’re doing, it’s a false economy. A good graphic designer provides excellent value for money. Building a healthy, long-term relationship with an experienced designer is invaluable and an investment in your future success.…

Creativity, Creative Coaching and Creative Editing

Creativity, Creative Coaching and Creative Editing

I’ve been thinking and talking about creativity quite a lot lately. First of all, I participated in a podcast which veered a long distance from its normal subject matter (wargaming with miniatures) because my co-host and prolific blogger, Neil Shuck, has decided to retire from his role as a regular columnist…

Gladius Publications Is Born

Gladius Publications Is Born

I’ve started a few businesses over the years. Back in 1991, I co-founded a graphic design partnership, H A Design, and then in 1998 started its digital arm, H@://Wired. Then in 2001, after splitting from my business partner at the end of 1999, I re-branded myself as Gladius Creative Communication,…

Words of a Feather Venice Writing Retreat

Last week was one of the most exciting I’ve had in years. On Monday 14th September, I flew out to Venice with Roz Morris, who was set to deliver her Self-Editing for Authors course on behalf of my sister Janys Hyde’s Creative Retreats in Italy enterprise (also publicised via her Words…

Writers & Artists Self-Publishing in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Publishing organised the Writers & Artists conference “Self-Publishing in the Digital Age”, which took place at The Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, London on Saturday 29th November. I didn’t count the numbers present, but it felt like well over 100 people in the sixth floor venue had come to…

A Day In the Life of a Designer/Writer/Editor

A Day In the Life of a Designer/Writer/Editor

“Designer, writer, editor – what’s that all about, Henry? Can’t you make your mind up?” Even if people don’t say it out loud, I can often see it in their faces. And that’s fair enough: most people have a single day job which is simple to describe. They’re a plumber,…

Trust Emergence

Near the end of her latest book, Business For Authors – How To Be An Author Entrepreneur ,  Joanna Penn reveals what she has pinned to the board next to her desk, including one scrap of paper with a cryptic two-word inscription: “Trust Emergence”. In the audiobook version, Joanna then indulges the…

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