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Easy Kindle eBook Cover Design in Two Steps

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One of the more challenging steps in the self-publishing process for me was creating Kindle eBook cover designs. Second most challenging I’d have to say was the formatting, but I did end up finding a solution to that. We’ll save that story for another day. Being a writer and not a graphic designer, I had no clue how to approach ... Read More »

In Search of Free Images for Blog Posts and Book Covers

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Whatever your budget, chances are you could do with a few free photos for your author blog or even your book’s cover. This article explores several websites offering the use of royalty-free images at no cost to you. You also need to familiarize yourself with different types of licensing when using royalty-free images. DON’T GET SUED Before you download an ... Read More »

Make an entrance with a great cover.


As an independent author who also publishes his own work, one part of the process to bring books to market is the creation of appropriate covers. From what I have read on message boards, this seems to be one of the most daunting tasks for many writers. In addition, it is also one of the areas where many writers truly ... Read More »

Ten Secrets of Professional Book Cover Designers

by CATHI STEVENSON BOOK REVIEWERS notice it. Bookstore owners notice it. Distributors pick right up on it. Online bookstores avoid it. Customers shun it and don’t even know why. What is it? Bad book cover design. Nothing says “amateur” faster and more effectively than a poorly designed book cover. Even well-chosen fonts and high quality images can’t guarantee a good ... Read More »