Siarad

bookcover & illustrations

Siarad is a collection of poetry and prose by Adelaide author Caroline Reid. The collection is published by ESPRESS, an imprint of Spineless Wonders.

We designed the book from inside out, illustrations, layout, cover design.

Bettina Kaiser designed and illustrated my debut collection of poetry and prose, SIARAD. Bettina consulted with me every step of the way. From layout and book dimensions to font and illustrations, it was a team effort; and a process that taught me a lot about my own work and book publishing. We had a tight deadline but that didn’t phase Bettina, who always regarded problems as opportunities for creativity. I had such a wonderful time working on this project that I felt quite sad when it came to an end. The product I’ve ended up with is wonderful. Bold, innovative, and beautiful, the book Bettina created is so much more than a book. It’s a work of art. I couldn’t be happier.
~ Caroline Reid