book cover art

4. Making a Template

4. Making a Template

Quick post today because I haven’t been able to work on this as much as I had planned! Today’s topic: making a starting template. Specifically, this will be an ebook template and I will show you later on how I turn those into POD (print […]

2. Know Your Competition: Research

2. Know Your Competition: Research

Aside from learning how to use the tools of the trade, one of the most important things that you can do prior to creating your cover is to research current trends in your genre, as well as cover trends overall for the current year. Cover […]

1. Getting Started: Tools

1. Getting Started: Tools

This is the first in what will (hopefully) be a series on basic book cover design. Nothing scary, nothing too complicated, just a guide for authors who want to design their own covers or graphic designers just starting out. More experienced designers will know all […]

Free Cover Giveaway 2017

Free Cover Giveaway 2017

Last year I had a mini-contest of sorts for a free cover, and ended up giving away two. More about the motivation behind the giveaway and specifics as to what I was looking for here. I plan on doing this again for 2017 and announcing […]