3 mistakes guaranteed to kill your book cover design
Cover Advice
Most people can get carried away with their book cover design resulting in dire consequences. Though there is nothing wrong with an author designing his or own book cover if you have some experience but not having enough experience would mean that you make mistakes that cost you big time. Below we look at three very common mistakes that you shouldn’t make. How long do prospects spend looking at the cover? Interestingly research shows that the average prospective buyer will …
3 Tips to make your book cover design stand out
Cover Advice
We have all seen book covers which have been haphazardly put together by what may seem by a kindergarten teacher. Worst for me are those eye searing colors, and stuff that seems out of place for what the book is all about. That said its best that we restrict this discussion to improving a book cover design that you already have. Since there is always room for improvement let’s get to it right away. Refrain from cliched images Never use …
Is a minimalist book cover better than a complex one?
Cover Advice
There is no doubt about the fact that things are changing in the way book covers are designed. Some of the top book cover designs today happen to have a more minimalistic look compared to those of yesteryear. So, the latest mantra with book cover designers is that less is more! But is that really true? How little is just too little, where do we draw the line? I’m talking about the famous book cover for Killing the Buddha that …
The anatomy of a brilliant book cover design
Cover Advice
Some dust jackets, aka book covers, are better than others. But what really makes one better? is it design, color or just bold type? we dissect one of the best covers for the award-winning Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for a better idea and perhaps a chance to replicate its success but without infringing upon copyright. Design choices There was so much buzz around the then manuscript that when it was time to design the cover there were already a …
The Debate on e-books vs. print trudges on at BookExpo America 2015
News
Indie authors everywhere are putting their full efforts into getting their work recognized by readers. Many wonder whether print is dead and if these Indie authors would have more success sticking to e-books. Well the debate trudges on, even at the BookExpo America 2015 in New York. Surging digital book companies make their presence known at the Expo and many authors weighed in with their own thoughts and preferences. Print is not dead (yet) but we have certainly seen a …
Amazon Bestselling Author, Nicholas Rossis, and His Thoughts on Writing, Marketing, and Book Covers
Interviews
Nicholas Rossis lives in Athens, Greece with his wife, a dog, and two cats. He is the author of the Amazon bestselling epic fantasy series, Pearseus, and the Amazon bestseller, The Power of Six, which is a collection of short sci-fi stories. You can also read for free his children’s book, Runaway Smile, on his website which is an award-winning finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards. Nicholas was part of the first group of authors who had come to …
Interview with Author Ted Cross
Interviews
I was fortunate enough to get an interview with author Ted Cross. His covers have been rated strongly in comparison to others on the website and I thought I would ask him if he’d answer a few questions. 1. First of all, where are you from? Are you married and do you have a family? Give us a little background about who you are. Born in Phoenix, Arizona but lived most of my early life in Tucson, including graduating from …