Readers of Chris Ryan’s Assassin will find themselves on the edge of their seats, as they follow the adventures of Darius, the son of an escaped Iranian scientist. Will Darius have what it takes to evade his father’s former bosses against the backdrop of a deadly alpine winter?
As a book with a simple layout and design, Assassin can be styled in just under four minutes using Atomik eStylist. Likewise, Atomik ePublisher allowed us to create the proof in one working day.
But what exactly does typesetting a book like Assassin involve? After all, there aren’t any tables, images or references to contend with. Well, there are still plenty of formatting issues to look out for, including poor word spacing, resulting in “rivers” of white space; hyphens used in place of en dashes or em dashes; tight leading, which can result in a cluttered page; ladders of hyphenated words and word stacks. A typesetter must consider all of this and more to ensure a pleasurable reading experience.