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I owe my book designer a beer.

I got to see the interior design for Hammered today. I think my book designer liked it; there's this very nifty diagonal parallel-lines design on the title page, with a textural element that looks like somebody went after them with a palette knife, and the title is reversed black-and-white across the bars and the interstitial white space.

It is not subtle. Which seems appropriate for a book with a title like Hammered.

I like it.

Next stop, galleys and cover art....

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It's finally making this whole mad thing achieve some reality for me.I mean, the ygave me money, and now I have this title page thing in my hands....

Now I understand how the long con works, emotionally speaking, because Iam utterly hooked at this point. *g*
...watching my blatant inability to type, you mean?

*g*
The real dirty secret of writers. Those of us who can type can't spell, and those of us who can spell can't type.
Book designer is one of the hats I get to wear (alas, not for your title), and I gotta admit, if the book is interesting (as Hammered appears to be), then you can really dig your artistic fingers into the design and have a great time at it. I love designing for books like that. I'm sure your designer did, given your description.
I don't actually know who my book designer is, but s/he has done a very spiffy job. There's some lit'ry spacing and whitespace games and stuff, and it looks all shiny inside.

I used to do some typesetting. I bet book design is fun.