We’ve had some controversy in the comments over whether aspiring self-publishers should desigbn their own books.
Here’s a site listing what they consider to be the top design and top typography and font blogs. This is what they say:
They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes it’s the cover that draws us in to further explore what a book is all about. Book design has taken off with the rise of the Internet because there’s a clear sense of what readers are looking for when they hit the bookstore in search of their next read. These graphic design and typography blogs are fantastic stops for the aspiring book designer or those looking to learn more on the subject.
You might want to have a look at my blog on book deign, too: