BNGO Books

Print design and ebook development

These publications were created by BNGO and are worth investigating for best digital and print practices, or just out of plain interest.

We're Taking Fire
A Reporter's View of the Vietnam War, Tet and the Fall of LBJ
by Peter Arnett
published by The Associated Press

On the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive comes “We’re Taking Fire,” a powerful examination by Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Peter Arnett of what led to that pivotal moment of the Vietnam War in 1968 and the tumultuous aftermath. 

Cover design by Mike Bowser. Interior print (top spreads) and ebook (bottom) design and production by BNGO Books.


3 ebook spreads from Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill, 2nd Edition. Note (from left) linked references, detailed chapter opener; clear, clean tables; fully linked Index.

American College of Emergency Physicians
Various titles; 2 exhibited here.

Adapt complex print textbooks to EPUB3 and KF8/MOBI editions for sale to Apple Books, Amazon Kindle, and other retailers.

ebook adaptation by BNGO Books.

2 spreads from Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, a compendium of 2016 journal articles.

From Edison to iPod
by Frederick W. Mostert
published by Portable Magic Ltd.

Interior print design and production, along with reflowable ebook design for Apple and Amazon (EPUB3 and KF8/MOBI). 

From the publisher's website
Intellectual property gurus cut through complicated concepts and present simple, practical advice so you can understand, exploit and protect your rights so you can make the most of your ideas.

New Directions Publishers

Various projects. Reflowable EPUB3 and KF8/MOBI ebooks for Apple, Amazon, and other retailers. Difficult-to-set poetry and drams in many styles and levels of complexity.

I Am Alfonso Jones
by Tony Medina
illustrated by Stacey Robinson and John Jennings
published by Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books

Fixed-format graphic novel, created with CircularFlo software. Source: PDF. Live, searchable text.

From the publisher's website:
Alfonso Jones can’t wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school’s hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean play. He also wants to let his best friend, Danetta, know how he really feels about her. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger for a gun, and he shoots Alfonso.

Impact X

by Paksy Plackis-Cheng

Reflowable ebook adaptation by BNGO Books

Impact X was a challenge to adapt. The print edition had lots of color, fine typography, and precise layout. We created a lovely reflowable ebook, holding to the spirit of the print while adding some e-only flair. Art Direction: Paksy Plackis-Cheng & Richard Wagner.

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Spoonfuls of Germany

by Nadia Hassani

Reflowable ebook adaptation by BNGO Books

Here are a few pages from the EPUB edition of Spoonfuls of Germany. Cover design is by Brittany Hince. The e-edition added more color to the print design and distributed the beautiful photography throughout the book (in the print, the photos were ganged up in a color insert).

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The Park Avenue Armory

iBook designed and produced by BNGO Books

Kate Waters wrote the text for this book on the history of the Park Avenue Armory in New York. It is provided to NYC schoolkids who take part in educational and arts-oriented programs at the Armory.

The book, created in iBooks Author, includes video, image galleries, scrolling sidebars, popup glossary definitions, and hundreds of spectacular images. Sadly, it is not available for sale.

The Perfect Protein

by Andrew Sharpless

Reflowable ebook adaptations of five language versions by BNGO Books

How do you say "Clams with Spicy Sausage" in 5 languages? We created the Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese ebook editions of The Perfect Protein (English edition was published by Rodale Press). e-editions adapted from Kara Plikaitis's beautiful print design.

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The Associated Press Style Book 2015, 2016, 2017

Reflowable ebook adaptation by BNGO Books

BNGO adapted the 2015 edition of the AP Stylebook for its first e-book edition. Thousands of cross-references; pages and pages of intricate layout; almost 100 print pages of Index, all presented in an interactive, fully linked e-book for all platforms.

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Valley of the Dolls, Once Is Not Enough,
The Love Machine

by Jacqueline Susanne

Reflowable ebook adaptation by BNGO Books

Dolls! As in Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, Once Is Not Enough, and The Love Machine. BNGO had the pleasure of adapting these three landmark novels to
e-books for all platforms.

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Commercial Acting in L.A.: A Session Director's Guide

by Shaan Sharma

Interior print design and reflowable ebook adaptation by BNGO Books

Learn how to become a successful working actor in TV commercials in Los Angeles in this fun step-by-step guide by top Casting Session Director and commercial actor Shaan Sharma. The book covers everything you need to know about the business, what you need to get started, how to get the right training, and walks you through the entire process of auditioning, booking and shooting projects; all from an insider's point of view. Even veterans will learn useful tips for converting more auditions into bookings. If you don't know the information in this book, you're probably losing work. Includes great Illustrations by Paul Loudon.

Cover design: Troy O'Brien,


chat, connect, crash
by Nan McCarthy
Published by Rainwater Press
Reflowable ebook adaptation of print edition by BNGO Books

In the days before Facebook, Skype, and Twitter… 

Two strangers begin a conversation online. It’s 1995, and the Internet is new and uncharted territory. No status updates, no photos, no tweets, no video chats. All they have to share with one another are their words. 

Max, a restless advertising copywriter who’s new to the online world, boldly strikes up an email conversation with Bev, a tough-minded book editor who’s been online since the ’80s. With charm, wit, and persistence, Max chips away at Bev’s reluctant façade until the two are sharing secrets they wouldn’t dream of telling anyone in “real life.” 

Original cover and interior design: David J. High,


cover of Digging by Susan Rostan

Digging, Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable
by Susan M.Rostan
Published by Rosalie Ink Publications
Reflowable ebook adaptation of print edition by BNGO Books

Have you ever really thought about your ancestors beyond their names and dates of events in their lives? The stories of how they lived their lives can be a source of strength as well as inspiration in your own life.

In this new work of narrative nonfiction, Susan M. Rostan invites us to experience her journey as she seeks to uncover the story of her husband's family, including two courageous but silent survivors of WWII's Warsaw Ghetto: her mother-in-law Elzbieta and Elzbieta's brother, Marian Rosenbloom.

Original print design: Inger Gibb Graphics

Cover design: Lianne Rostan


cover of The Man Plan

The Man Plan, A Guy's Guide to Planning the Perfect Date
by Mariann O'Connor & Sharon Sommerhalter
Published by LifeBytes
Reflowable ebook adaptation of print edition by BNGO Books

Go from dud to stud by planning the perfect date. You met the girl and asked her out. Now what? You know she is the one and it’s time to ramp up the romance. What do you do? Your long-term relationship is getting stale. Want to spice it up? Take a journey into The Man Plan™ as you learn the ten tips for planning a date and discover the vast world of date options from low-budget to five-star and get-to-know-you to off-the-charts romantic. The Man Plan™ is the reference guide you will go to again and again. This is a book every man needs in his dating arsenal . . . and ladies . . . you can use this book to plan the perfect date for your man, too!

Original cover and interior design: Sharon Posada


cover of the Encyclopedia of French Art Song

The Encyclopedia of French Art Song
by Frank Daykin
Published by Pendragon Press
Interior print design by BNGO Books

The Encyclopedia of French Art Song: Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc is ideal for student and professional singers, pianists, voice teachers, and anyone interested in French art song and culture. This multidisciplinary work is a unique single source, fusing encyclopedic entries on songs, poems, poets, historical and cultural figures, and movements with a dictionary of pertinent nouns and adjectives. It provides both facts and context in an authoritative yet engaging style. The book is cross-referenced for greater ease in finding information relevant to each song discussed.


cover of Swing with me in my family tree

Swing with Me in My Family Tree
Words by Elizabeth Kiem
Illustrations by Sarah Nicholas Williams
Fixed-layout adaptation of print edition by BNGO Books

Every family has a black sheep. Except for this one. This one has rabbits, mice, and geese. And they're all a little nuts.

Original cover and interior design: Ahmad Dowla


REZ e-Readers
various authors
Published by Sullivan Street Press
ebook original cover and interior design by BNGO / Kevin Callahan

Collections of poetry, prose, and original artwork from the REZ Reading Series in Kew Gardens, NY. Cover art by Mandy Gor (left), Liza Charlesworth (center), and Enrique Flores-Galbis (right).

Super Baby Food cover

Super Baby Food
Your Complete Guide to What, When, and How to Feed Your Baby and Toddler
by Ruth Yaron
Published by F. J. Roberts Publishing Company
Reflowable ebook adaptation of print edition by BNGO Books

Parents know that you get only one shot to feed your baby right, and Ruth Yaron has been helping parents get it right for over 15 years. Ruth's book, Super Baby Food, is affectionately referred to as the baby food bible by over half a million parents worldwide because it literally contains everything you will ever need to know about feeding a baby and toddler. 


The Reluctant Cat cover

The Lap-Reluctant Cat
by Stephanie Bouchard
illustrated by Beth Zyglowicz
Fixed-layout original design by BNGO Books

Does your cat refuse to sit on your lap no matter what enticements you offer or how much you cajole? Your cat has Lap-Reluctance Syndrome. LRS causes no harm to cats, but causes much misery for lap cat-deprived cat companions. With sweetness and humor, The Lap-Reluctant Cat, an illustrated book for cat lovers, presents the symptoms of the little-understood syndrome and offers practical tips for coping with a cat with LRS.

Original cover design: Beth Zyglowicz

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