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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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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