Tony Bonds

Tony Bonds – Designer

I provide best-selling-quality book and print designs that deploy proven design principles, ensuring the target audience takes notice.


In 2008 I began designing books and fell in love with the feeling of making books come to life. In 2012, I founded Golden Ratio Book Design, a firm serving independent authors, publishers, design firms, thought leaders, non-profits, and universities.

I’m passionate about visual storytelling, and I believe that human connection is the key to great design. I work closely with authors to bring their vision of their book to life while ensuring it adheres to industry standards and audience expectations.

For better or worse, many people do in fact judge books by their covers. I provide authors with best-selling-quality designs that strategically deploy proven design principles, ensuring the target audience takes notice.

See my work or request a quote at goldenratiobookdesign(dot)com.
Action & Adventure Anthologies Literary Fiction Poetry Romance Young Adult
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management

Work experience


Feb, 2012 — Present

Founder of Golden Ratio Book Design and graphic design specialist focused on production of:
-Annual reports
-Printed materials for special events
-Printed and digital advertising
-Tradeshow artwork creation
-Large scale display graphics
-Marketing brochures


Poetry. "I marvel at the beauty, fragility and longing of these poems with their lost masterpieces, the house one can't find or can't get into, the orphans, the telephone that rings and rings. Not that the poems regret a lost love or any particular past. They ... read more
The Moonflower King

Anthony Bonds

Fiction. When Ash Moone learns that his twin brother Oscar's botched suicide attempt has left him confined to a wheelchair, Ash is forced to leave his life as a writer in Brooklyn for the family's dilapidated emu ranch in a remote East Texas town. At first a r... read more

Derick Burleson

Poetry. "Burleson sees what we all see, or are willingly blind to, or cannot bear to see: that we are here for only a moment, that we are meaningless in the very same instant that we are nearly godlike with meaning."—Zinta Aistars"Burleson's poems are engaging... read more
Froth: Poems

Jaroslaw Mikolajewski

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Polish by Piotr Florczyk. "At the start of this book you will find one of my favorite poems from contemporary Poland, 'My Wife's Spine.' 'And when my wife's pregnant / her spine is a bough of an apple tree,' Jaros... read more
Poetry. Robin Davidson's CITY THAT RIPENS ON THE TREE OF THE WORLD is a cycle of twenty-seven poems emerging out of her time in Kraków, Poland, and conceived as a response to poet Ewa Lipska's figure, Mrs. Schubert, a kind of European "every woman" of modernit... read more
While Everything Slipped Away From Me is a story about grief, love and loss. It speaks of unbearable tragedy. This is a collection of lyrical poems about the aftermath of 9/11. How can one go on when one loses the love of one's life? This collection delves int... read more
Fiction. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. Foreword by Brian Evenson. Calypso Editions presents a new translation of this frequently overlooked classic. In HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED, originally published in 1886, Tolstoy depa... read more
Poetry. Translated from the Romanian by MARGENTO (Chris Tanasescu) and Martin Woodside. One of Romania's most important poets and a key figure in the surrealist movement, Gellu Naum remains almost entirely unknown to English speaking audiences. Sampling some o... read more
Literary Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Kevin Brown. Efraín Bartolomé, a poet from Chiapas, lived through the entire beginning of the Zapatista uprising in 1994. His family, like many in the village of Ocosingo, received deat... read more
Stomach of the Soul

Sylva Fischerova

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Czech by Sylva Fischerová, Stuart Friebert and Andrew Jan Hauner. Sylva Fischerová's newest volume, STOMACH OF THE SOUL, features an ample selection of award- winning poetry written by a poet whom Ilya Kaminsky re... read more
Fiction. Women's Studies. Translated from the Slovak by Julia and Peter Sherwood. ILONA: MY LIFE WITH THE BARD is a fictionalized biography of Ilona Nováková (1856- 1932), wife of Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849-1921), one of Slovakia's most revered poets. By ... read more
Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Edited and translated from the Romanian by Martin Woodside. Amidst a history of upheaval, from Roman subjugation to the fall of communism in 1989, Romania's fostered a persevering spirit and a strong poetic tradition. "Every Romanian... read more
Aftermath Lounge

Margaret McMullan

Fiction. AFTERMATH LOUNGE is a compelling tribute to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Resurrecting the place and its people alongside their heartaches and triumphs, Margaret McMullan creates a riveting mosaic that feeds our wish to understand w... read more
This volume renders full the story of Chinese immigrants detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910-1940. Based upon new translations of the mostly anoynymous poems carved into the men's barracks walls, these words express the deep anger, so... read more
The Little Trilogy

Anton Chekhov

Fiction. Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. Anton Chekhov (1860- 1904) is universally regarded as a master of the short story, and nowhere is his rich contribution to the genre on fuller display than in the so-called Little Trilogy (1898): "The Man ... read more
Where the Angels Lived

Margaret McMullan

The moment she discovers the existence of Richard, a long-lost relative, at Israel’s Holocaust Museum, Margaret McMullan begins an unexpected journey of revelation and connectivity as she tirelessly researches the history of her ancestors, the Engel de Jánosis... read more

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