Derek Murphy

DEREK MURPHY INDIE AUTHOR FRINGEDesigning Book Covers that Sell: The 7 Must-Haves

Format: Video

Designing a book cover is your most important creative decision after writing the book. But often what we are attracted to is not necessarily what works for readers and online stores. Derek Murphy outlines what a good cover will always have.

BONUS – Three foolproof design strategies that work for every genre.


Derek Murphy started an editing company while pursuing an MA in English Literature in Taiwan, which morphed into a book cover design business. Over the past decade he’s spoken at a number of writing conferences and built dozens of online tools and resources to help indie authors publish better books.
Now he’s finishing his PhD in Literature and focused on writing his own fiction – YA fantasy books – so he can fully test out the easiest ways to build an author platform quickly, get more visibility and sell more books.


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Twitter: @creativindie


I started publishing my own fiction recently and have been able to test out a variety of marketing hacks and schemes to find out what really works. I’m getting ready to turn all of those experiments and tests into a simple, 21-day roadmap to building a bestselling author platform.

I’m also going to put a lot of my rough notes into another book on Guerrilla Publishing.

You can get both books for free, along with an epic step-by-step email course and free video series.

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