Haunting the CEO Book Design

John Hughes, author of Haunting the CEO, needed help preparing his inspirational leadership story for publishing. He wanted the first printing to be a hardcover, cloth-bound and hot-stamped book. Classy.

This is from his website:

In 2010, John wrote and published Haunting the CEO, a leadership book written in story format. The book has been a top Management & Leadership seller on Amazon, and has been used by universities in Information Systems and MBA programs.

He came to me with a Word document and a dream. The following collaboration took place over a four-month period.

  • Establish language and punctuation style for proofreader
  • Print management
  • Copyfitting to printer’s specs
  • Select fonts, page layout and chapter openings
  • Spotless Books logo
  • Cover design
  • Jacket design
  • Inside design: front matter, back matter
  • eBook conversion

Here’s what John said when it was done:

Beautiful! That’s what one person said about my book . . . Well, that beauty came from Barb Rowan! Barb designed the cover and the inside aesthetics and layout. Want beautiful results your customers will love? Call Barb Rowan!

Haunting the CEO book jacket

Haunting the CEO chapter opening

Haunting the CEO binding and spine stamping












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