Cover Design: How to Determine Your Promise by Ezra Barany

Spring 2015- 16- The Ins & Outs of Cover Design

Here’s the most important aspect you’ll ever need to know about cover design. The cover must portray a promise of the experience the readers can expect to have. My wonderful wife, Beth Barany, said that to me years ago and

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My Tips For Commissioning a Killer Book Cover Design by Daniel Calvisi

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Enjoy screenplay expert, Daniel Calvisi’s tips for commissioning a killer book cover design. *** 1) PAY FOR IT. If you ask for FREE work, you’re going to get whatever the artist can throw together in their FREE time. Even if

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How Smart Authors Achieve Standout Covers by Stacey Aaronson

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If you’ve ever clocked a first impression, you know it happens in a second or less. And never was I more aware of this than when scrolling through Amazon on the phone with a client, striving to get a feel

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Book Covers for Book Series Demand Extra, Loving Care by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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Considerations for covers for series aren’t really so different from any other type of book, except that an author and her cover artist must consider whether the elements can be sustained. There are several ways to do that with the

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The Ins and Outs of Cover Design by Jill Bennett

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The cliché that goes, “Never judge a book by its cover,” is a reminder that we shouldn’t make social judgments based on first impression – you don’t judge the tackily dressed new coworker who happens to be very kind and

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A Cautionary Tale of Arrogance and Enlightenment by Catharine Bramkamp

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Often, a lot, okay, every time I talk with a Newbie Writer I hear: My book has very particular needs for a cover and I want it  make sure my vision is exactly translated.  I illustrated my book myself.  I

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What prompted the creation of Bublish? by Kathy Meis

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Kathy Meis, founder of Bublish, reached out to me this past summer for me to try her tool on my young adult fantasy novel and other fiction. My experiment using Bublish to showcase Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is still in

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The Future for Authors Looks Bright by Evan Jacobs

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There has never been a better time to be an author. Authors today have access to tools that help them compose, edit, and format their works more efficiently and with higher quality than ever before. When an author is ready

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Write Out Loud: How to Start Podcasting By Catharine Bramkamp

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An unlikely tool for writers is a podcast.  Authors podcast bits of their book, they discuss their book, they bring guests onto the podcast to alleviate the propensity to spend ½ hour talking about themselves. If you think Podcasting is

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Tips for Making Your Own Book Trailer By Angela Myron

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Ah, the book trailer. The fleur de sel of book promotion. Few folks swear by them, lots of people use them because “they’re fun”, but most of us think plain old salt does the trick just as well. And frankly,

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