With the aquisition of Mark Boulton Design by Monotype, its publishing operation, Five Simple Steps, shut down and returned all the book rights to their respective authors. And then it was run for a little longer, by Craig & Amy, but then… sadly no more.
So should you want to buy these fonts of knowledge where should you go?
Authors are doing a variety of things with their books, some are freeing the content, some linking with distributors, some (like me) are selling them direct.
Here’s the list.
A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible by Robert Mills
A Practical Guide to Managing Web Projects by Brendan Knowlton
The craft of words: Macrocopy by The Standardistas
Interviewing for research by Andrew Travers
Combining typefaces by Tim Brown
Usability of web photos by James Chudley
The craft of words: Microcopy by The Standardistas
Design evolution by Josh Long
As I write, authors are frantically sorting themselves out, so if more books appear… let me know @andycroll.
An aside, we’re trying to get google-juice-friendly redirects sorted from the old URLs to the new ones, for now… this’ll have to do.