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...

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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 ratio...

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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 by...

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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 - poured into...

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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. If...

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3 Ways the New Harry Potter eBook Covers Nailed Design

In late 2015, Pottermore announced the launch of a new batch of Harry Potter book covers – but only for the ebook versions. What’s interesting is that the designer, Olly Moss, made these new digital covers look old and tactile. Personally I love them. But even putting...

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Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to the blog! My goal is to provide a one-stop resource for self-published authors wishing to design their own book covers. The cover, after all, is the first thing a reader sees. It can make or break a sale, possibly millions of them. By crafting the most...

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