Top 7 Image Sources for Authors

Top 7 Image Sources for Authors

If you’re in the business of words, you’ll need pictures to sell them. Images provide a quick, visceral snapshot of the world your pen promises: as far as your readers are concerned, an image can be the difference between a purchase and a pass. So, whether it’s a book...
What size should your Book Cover be?

What size should your Book Cover be?

Sometimes it’s the niggly things that slow you down, like trying to figure out the best size for your book cover. Here’s a quick rundown of my process, and why I choose the cover sizes I do. Aspect Ratio The first thing to decide upon is your book cover’s aspect...
Top 5 Christmas Romance Covers of 2016

Top 5 Christmas Romance Covers of 2016

Christmas is a wonderful time for romance authors, and since it’s only a week away, I figured now was the time to take a look at some seasonal book covers! There are some great designs this year, so without further ado, here are my Top 5. 5. Stealing Christmas...
Styling the Perfect Author Name: Design 101

Styling the Perfect Author Name: Design 101

Have you ever had the experience of tweaking and fiddling with your cover design, possibly for hours on end, only to realize you’re going backwards? All that time – time that could have been spent on writing, going for a walk, or just staring at the wall –...
Styling the Perfect Author Name: Font Choice

Styling the Perfect Author Name: Font Choice

When it comes to book cover design, it’s surprisingly tough to get the Author’s Name looking just right. All too often I’ve seen a strong self-designed cover let down by a sad, lonely-looking name simply dropped onto the bottom of the page like an afterthought....
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