Brooke Koven

Brooke Koven – Designer

•—•—•—•— Reliable, prompt, and devoted to classic book design. Your typesetting is safe with me —•—•—•—•


I offer bespoke book design from my home studio. I create a high quality PDF of the proposed book layout. This features text setting & display treatment. I’ll incorporate the art you choose. Upon design approval, I meticulously prepare a detailed Adobe InDesign template from which I can compose your manuscript. I layout images and captions for photo inserts. My abilities transfer to book covers. I’ll provide the files needed for production.
Anthologies Literary Fiction Short Story
Art Home & Garden Nature

Work experience

W. W. Norton & Company • Scribner • Alfred A. Knopf

Nov, 1991 — Present

Since late 2000 I have taken on assignments to design book interiors for
amazing manuscripts from W. W. Norton & Company, including their Liveright imprint.
I learned my craft on staff for four wonderful years apiece at Alfred A. Knopf and Scribner.


Life in the military... like you've never read before. At nineteen, filled with wanderlust and hormones, Dan Martin made the hilariously amazing decision to join the military to travel and meet girls. Three months later, with Desert Storm in full swing, he fou... read more
An intimate portrait of the lives and writings of the Brontë sisters, drawn from the objects they possessed.In this unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries, Victorian literature scholar D... read more
Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.The assassination of Israeli Prime Ministe... read more
STARBUCKED will be the first book to explore the incredible rise of the Starbucks Corporation and the caffeine-crazy culture that fueled its success. Part Fast Food Nation, part Bobos in Paradise, STARBUCKED combines investigative heft with witty cultural obse... read more
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struc... read more
A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the hap... read more
“A work of astonishing ingenuity, intellectual and emotional depth, and (most of all) brilliant writing.”―John Demos, author of The Unredeemed Captive In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s classic, A Midwife’s Tale, comes this groundbreaking narrative b... read more
Love Poems

Bertolt Brecht

An historic publication in which the legendary German poet and dramatist emerges, quite like Goethe, as a poet driven by Eros. Bertolt Brecht is widely considered the greatest German playwright of the twentieth century, and to this day remains best known as a ... read more
Fools: Stories

Joan Silber

A dazzling new collection of interconnected stories by the National Book Award finalist. When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are? From New York to India to Paris, from the Catholic Worker movement to Occupy... read more
Consuelo and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry met in Buenos Aires in 1930—she a seductive young widow, he a brave pioneer of early aviation, decorated for his acts of heroism in the deserts of North Africa. He was large in his passions, a fierce loner with a childlike... read more

Brooke has 3 reviews





Michael B.

Michael B.

Apr, 2022

Brooke is a hugely talented artist with an extraordinary aesthetic eye. A creative problem-solver. A hard worker, diligent and communicative. She is as friendly as anyone you are likely to know and is always available. On top of these superb qualities, every step of the way Heather makes it clear that your project means as much to her as it does to yourself. In my case, I asked Brooke to I...
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Peter B.

Peter B.

Oct, 2019

Brooke is easy to work with, very collaborative, full of ideas. She was diligent in making sure to understand my ideas, then added her insights, to make stunning finished products. She's a friend now...
Brooke K.
This project was a gem! and so is this writer! I was honored to be a part of the book’s creation.
Dan M.

Dan M.

Apr, 2018

For anyone looking for a smart, professional, and an astute Typographer, look no further than Brooke. The entire process was easy, stress-free, and filled with compassion and patience. This was my first time self-publishing a book, and working with Brooke on my manuscript was an absolute joy. Undoubtably, she was one of the highlights of my process and I am positive if it wasn't for her my book...
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Brooke K.
I am so grateful to Dan. It is a gift to work with a writer who really understands life—and can be equal parts eloquent and hilarious. I learned how great independent publishing can be.

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