I’ve been considering a second book for Design*Sponge for the past few weeks, so I decided to get my head in the right space by reconnecting with my editor, and lifestyle book expert, Lia Ronnen. In addition to shepherding me through one of the hardest processes of my work life, Lia also worked on two of the most successful must-have lifestyle books of my generation: The Domino Book of Decorating and Lucky Magazine’s first book. I really value her thoughts and predictions when it comes to books, so for this week’s radio show we sat down to talk about the best way to turn blogs into books, what makes a success design book, what’s expected of today’s authors and what she thinks the next big wave in design books will be. If you’ve ever thought about pitching, writing or working on a book before, this is a must-listen. Lia is full of great ideas, valuable advice and no-nonsense insight into what can be a tricky, but rewarding, medium. Thanks so much to Lia and everyone at Artisan Books for helping me through the book process and for joining me on the show today. xo, grace
An After the Jump tradition, Lia’s Top 5 Obsessions are after the jump . . .