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Mauna Eichner

Mauna Eichner - Designer

Long Beach, CA, United States

With a passion for books plus a love of typography and design, Lee Fukui and I formed a book design studio out of our home.

Overview

When you hire me you get the creativity of two designers for your project. Lee and I have been designing book covers, jackets and interior designs since the early 90s and have hundreds of books we've worked on. We've designed for a wide variety of book genres, below you'll find a list of our favorite subjects. We work with large and small publishing houses, as well as small independent and self-publishers.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Entertainment Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Self-help & Self-improvement Travel

Awards

  • "A Taste of Heaven" won the Quality Paperback Award at the 2010 New York Book Show
  • "Garde Manger" was selected as a Professional Kitchens Finalist at the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards

Work experience

Designer

Self-employed

October, 1991 – Present (about 25 years)

Lee Fukui and I have created hundreds of book covers and book interiors for various imprints over the years. We've done the designing, composition, and are managing some projects by coordinating with publisher, author, copy-editor, proofreader, and indexer. We are proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, and Word.

Some of the publisher's we've worked with:
McGraw Hill Education; Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Penguin—G.P. Putnam's Sons, Avery Books, Riverhead; John Wiley and Sons; The Flower Tree Press; Random House—Ballantine Books, Broadway Books, Crown, Doubleday, Spiegel and Grau, Shaye Areheart, Three Rivers Press . . .

Portfolio (15 selected works)

A Lifetime of Wisdom: Essential Writings By and About the Dalai Lama

Readers who want to appreciate and understand the scope and depth of the Dalai Lama's wisdom must currently select from a variety of books. Now, A Lifetime of Wisdom brings together those writings that, taken together, constitute an essential account of the Dalai Lama's teaching legacy. A thoughtful, inspirational, and beautifully designed and packaged collection of the most essential writings... read more

Readers who want to appreciate and understand the scope and depth of the Dalai Lama's wisdom must currently select from a variety of books. Now, A Lifetime of Wisdom brings together those writings that, taken together, constitute an essential account of the Dalai Lama's teaching legacy. A thoughtful, inspirational, and beautifully designed and packaged collection of the most essential writings... read more

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

James Le Fanu

In the years following World War II, medicine won major battles against smallpox, diphtheria, and polio. In the same period it also produced treatments to control the progress of Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, and schizophrenia. It made realities of open-heart surgery, organ transplants, test-tube babies. Unquestionably, the medical accomplishments of the postwar years stand at the forefro... read more

In the years following World War II, medicine won major battles against smallpox, diphtheria, and polio. In the same period it also produced treatments to control the progress of Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, and schizophrenia. It made realities of open-heart surgery, organ transplants, test-tube babies. Unquestionably, the medical accomplishments of the postwar years stand at the forefro... read more

Gibbsville, PA: The Classic Stories

John O'Hara

John O’Hara’s greatest accomplishment is available in a handsome newly revised one-volume edition. The famous Gibbsville stories, more than fifty of them—include such stunners as “The Doctor’s Son,” “Imagine Kissing Pete,” “Fatimas and Kisses,” “The Cellar Domain,” and “The Bucket of Blood.” Again, O’Hara’s Pennsylvania Protectorate, as he called it—in reality, the coal region of his hometown,... read more

John O’Hara’s greatest accomplishment is available in a handsome newly revised one-volume edition. The famous Gibbsville stories, more than fifty of them—include such stunners as “The Doctor’s Son,” “Imagine Kissing Pete,” “Fatimas and Kisses,” “The Cellar Domain,” and “The Bucket of Blood.” Again, O’Hara’s Pennsylvania Protectorate, as he called it—in reality, the coal region of his hometown,... read more

Driving by Moonlight: A Journey Through Love, War, and Infertility

Kristin Henderson

After 9/11, Kristin Henderson’s husband, a Lutheran Marine chaplain, is shipped out to Afghanistan, and Henderson, a Quaker, finds herself alone, and her own faith and belief in pacifism sorely tested. Together with her German shepherd, Rosie, Henderson sets off on a cross-country journey in her 1978 Corvette, exploring a changed country and her own altered emotional landscape. From the whispe... read more

After 9/11, Kristin Henderson’s husband, a Lutheran Marine chaplain, is shipped out to Afghanistan, and Henderson, a Quaker, finds herself alone, and her own faith and belief in pacifism sorely tested. Together with her German shepherd, Rosie, Henderson sets off on a cross-country journey in her 1978 Corvette, exploring a changed country and her own altered emotional landscape. From the whispe... read more

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Julia Cameron

"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth GilbertA stunning gift edition of the powerful bestselling book on creativity.The Artist’s Way is one of the bestselling gift books of all time. Beautifully packaged with a slipcase and ribbon, this tenth anniversary gift edition is the ideal gift for loved ones engaged in creative lives.

"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth GilbertA stunning gift edition of the powerful bestselling book on creativity.The Artist’s Way is one of the bestselling gift books of all time. Beautifully packaged with a slipcase and ribbon, this tenth anniversary gift edition is the ideal gift for loved ones engaged in creative lives.

The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook (The Wall Street Journal Guidebooks)

Dave Kansas

Unravel the Mysteries of the Financial Markets—the Language, the Players, and the Strategies for Success Understanding money and investing has never been more important than it is today, as many of us are called upon to manage our own retirement planning, college savings funds, and health-care costs. Up-to-date and expertly written, The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guideboo... read more

Unravel the Mysteries of the Financial Markets—the Language, the Players, and the Strategies for Success Understanding money and investing has never been more important than it is today, as many of us are called upon to manage our own retirement planning, college savings funds, and health-care costs. Up-to-date and expertly written, The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guideboo... read more

A Taste of Heaven: A Guide to Food and Drink Made by Monks and Nuns

Madeline Scherb

Madeline had been dreaming about changing her life. But something kept getting in the way. Bills, work, family commitments. Then she had an epiphany. She left New York and traveled for two years to some of the most remote monasteries on earth. She asked one question: What can the rest of us learn from monks and nuns and the life they lead? A Taste of Heaven gives you the answers.A Taste of Hea... read more

Madeline had been dreaming about changing her life. But something kept getting in the way. Bills, work, family commitments. Then she had an epiphany. She left New York and traveled for two years to some of the most remote monasteries on earth. She asked one question: What can the rest of us learn from monks and nuns and the life they lead? A Taste of Heaven gives you the answers.A Taste of Hea... read more

Lessons from Oz

Julienne La Fleur

Lessons from Oz recaptures the magic of the film The Wizard of Oz, while pondering life and illuminating over 35 lessons that we, as grown-ups, tend to forget. Some are whimsical, some are serious, and like Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, this book will reconnect the reader to the important things in life. With an eye-catching ruby slipper sparkle cover, 19 classic image... read more

Lessons from Oz recaptures the magic of the film The Wizard of Oz, while pondering life and illuminating over 35 lessons that we, as grown-ups, tend to forget. Some are whimsical, some are serious, and like Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, this book will reconnect the reader to the important things in life. With an eye-catching ruby slipper sparkle cover, 19 classic image... read more

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Frances Moore Lappe, Anna Lappe

Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face in the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to one... read more

Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face in the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to one... read more

A Devil's Dictionary of Business: Monkey Business; High Finance and Low; Money, the Making, Losing, and Printing Thereof; Commerce, Trade; Clever Tricks; Tours de Force; Globalism and Globaloney

Nicholas Von Hoffman

A Devil’s Dictionary of Business is a godsend to those looking for an incisive and entertaining overview of the business world, told from the perspective of the legendary Nicholas von Hoffman, the former Washington Post columnist and commentator for 60 Minutes.From the Abacus to Zukor, von Hoffman summarizes, details, bewails, and elucidates the business world from top to bottom, from the anci... read more

A Devil’s Dictionary of Business is a godsend to those looking for an incisive and entertaining overview of the business world, told from the perspective of the legendary Nicholas von Hoffman, the former Washington Post columnist and commentator for 60 Minutes.From the Abacus to Zukor, von Hoffman summarizes, details, bewails, and elucidates the business world from top to bottom, from the anci... read more

Guided by the Moon: Living in Harmony with the Lunar Cycles

Johanna Paungger, Thomas Poppe

For centuries humans have recognized that the moon's cycles influence our lives and the world around us—the ebb and flow of the tides, women's menstrual cycles, and the most beneficial times to plant and harvest. But this ancient body of knowledge—the impact of lunar rhythms on our lives and our surroundings—has become known to fewer and fewer of us, as we have migrated from agrarian to urban ... read more

For centuries humans have recognized that the moon's cycles influence our lives and the world around us—the ebb and flow of the tides, women's menstrual cycles, and the most beneficial times to plant and harvest. But this ancient body of knowledge—the impact of lunar rhythms on our lives and our surroundings—has become known to fewer and fewer of us, as we have migrated from agrarian to urban ... read more

Buddha's Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation

Joseph Emet

Winner of BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR from COVR (The Coalition of Visionary Resources), that recognizes the best new products in the New Age industry.Enlightened sleep practices for the modern mind.Buddha’s Book of Sleep is the first book to address sleep disturbances with techniques from mindfulness meditation. Yet this is a natural choice—mindfulness meditation has proven effective for psychologic... read more

Winner of BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR from COVR (The Coalition of Visionary Resources), that recognizes the best new products in the New Age industry.Enlightened sleep practices for the modern mind.Buddha’s Book of Sleep is the first book to address sleep disturbances with techniques from mindfulness meditation. Yet this is a natural choice—mindfulness meditation has proven effective for psychologic... read more

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Rebecca Solnit

When the first edition of Hope in the Dark was published in mid-2004 it gained an instant cult audience. Many readers were so inspired by Solnit's book that they bought multiple copies to give to friends. This new, significantly expanded edition covers, among other things, the political territory of America and the world after George Bush's re-election. Acclaimed author Rebecca Solnit draws on... read more

When the first edition of Hope in the Dark was published in mid-2004 it gained an instant cult audience. Many readers were so inspired by Solnit's book that they bought multiple copies to give to friends. This new, significantly expanded edition covers, among other things, the political territory of America and the world after George Bush's re-election. Acclaimed author Rebecca Solnit draws on... read more

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Barbara Oakley

The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsth... read more

The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsth... read more

Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer

Elliott Leyton

In this new edition of his landmark 1986 study, pioneering anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines the psyche and motivations of his six original multiple-murderer subjects and now takes stock of how far we've come since then in our understanding of why people commit gruesome assaults on innocent strangers. This case-study approach—based on years of immersion in the killers' diaries, confession... read more

In this new edition of his landmark 1986 study, pioneering anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines the psyche and motivations of his six original multiple-murderer subjects and now takes stock of how far we've come since then in our understanding of why people commit gruesome assaults on innocent strangers. This case-study approach—based on years of immersion in the killers' diaries, confession... read more

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