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What Does A Book Designer Do? Jaya Miceli Takes You Behind-The-Scenes Of This Unique Literary Job

By KERRI JAREMA

It's no surprise that many readers consider a job in book publishing to be one of the most covetable careers. Within publishing, there are widely recognized positions — like that of a book editor or literary agent — and there are more unconventional paths — like book scouting and book packaging. At the end of the day, there are so many people who work behind-the-scenes to get that final product on shelves. One of those people is Jaya Miceli, the Art Director at Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner, and a freelance cover designer.

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https://www.bustle.com/p/what-does-a-book-designer-do-jaya-miceli-takes-you-behind-the-scenes-of-this-unique-literary-job-7846469

 
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Covers: Too Many To List
Designer: Jaya Miceli

Jaya Miceli works as art director for Scribner. Please go to her website to fully bask in all the beautiful books this human has touched.

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http://www.paperdarts.org/blog/2017/12/27/i5almldfxeemtnz2esqeelfjxxc15s?rq=2017

 
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The Best Book Covers of 2017

By MATT DORFMAN DEC.  15, 2017

The year's best covers, as chosen by the art director of The New York Times Book Review.

This year was loud. Beyond all the actual yelling (of which there was plenty), even reading felt louder than it used to. I read many things that ended with exclamation points. I typed several of my own. So many book jackets appeared to counter thunderous language with more thunderous language. I saw a significant uptick in blurbs on hardcover jackets this year. Does that count as yelling? Sales went up. Does that mean yelling works?

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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/books/review/best-covers.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbook-review&action=click&contentCollection=review&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront

 
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Jaya Miceli:

When I was a kid and didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, I loved it when I came across a book with a cover that stirred my curiosity enough that I would stare at it for long periods of time. There were so many beautiful cover designs this year that did that for me, but I managed to narrow it down to 5. These covers, for all different reasons, sparked that same nostalgic response in me: I want to stare at them forever.

See selections here:

http://lithub.com/the-64-best-book-covers-of-2017/

 
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The Life of a Book: An interview with Celeste Ng, author of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, and Jaya Miceli, cover designer

Ever wonder how a book makes it from the author’s mind to a reader’s shelf? We’ve we delved deep into two very different books before: But What If We’re Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman and Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

This time, we’re so excited to host an interview series all about Little Fires Everywhere, the second book by Celeste Ng. Her first book, Everything I Never Told You, was a smash hit and ever since fans have been waiting with bated breath.

This final post in the series features a podcast interview with Celeste Ng all about her book, and the designer responsible for the beautiful cover, Jaya Miceli.  

Read more here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/blog/2017/09/12/the-life-of-a-book-an-interview-with-celeste-ng-author-of-little-fires-everywhere-and-jaya-miceli-cover-designer

 

 

Q & A with Jaya Miceli by Shayla Bond

Jaya Miceli is an Art Director for Simon & Schuster imprint, Scribner. Among her designs includes the covers for Zoey Leigh Peterson's Next Year For Sure, Katie Kitamura's A Separation, and Charles Lambert's The Children's Home. Miceli was kind enough to answer a few questions for Spine.

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http://spinemagazine.co/articles/jaya-miceli

 
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As the millions of readers who devoured The Girl on the Train know, author Paula Hawkins is very good at messing with your perception—and she does it again in her new novelInto the Water, which she says is about “sisters who have a very messy history” and two women who turn up dead, weeks apart, at the bottom of a river. 

“It’s rich and creepy and suspenseful,” says Jaya Miceli, the designer who brought Hawkins’ literary sleight of hand to life on the book jacket. To get “the story’s murkiness and beauty to come through,” she placed the text under a fish tank and photographed it through the water. But then she did something else. Look closely at the cover below: Do you notice the blurred outlines of a woman’s face in the depths? “We didn’t want something you can see immediately,” Miceli says. “But when you see it, you can’t unsee it.” Just like a great Paula Hawkins twist.

Read more here : http://ew.com/books/2016/12/20/paula-hawkins-into-water-cover/

 

The 60 Best Book Covers of 2016, As Chosen by Designers

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Scribner Magazine: A Life in Publishing

This fall Scribner was thrilled to welcome Jaya Miceli to the team as the imprint’s art director. With well over a decade of book design under her belt, we were curious to learn more about her life in book publishing as a designer. Here, she reveals her process as a designer, her most embarrassing job, and what jackets she has been working on for Scribner.  

Read more here: http://www.scribnermagazine.com/2014/10/jaya-miceli-scribner-book-design-inter/