On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How A Bad Cover Can Ruin Book Sales.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Jessica Bell, a book cover designer, author, singer/songwriter, publisher, and parent. Yes, Jessica juggles many moving parts in her career. In our interview, she tells us how she evolved from a songwriter to what she calls a multipreneur.
Illustrators, commerical artists, stock photographers, game art developers, and book cover designers are eyeing the dramatic debut of AI art with considerable alarm. Is the pushbutton simplicity of artificial intelligence about to replace professional artists?
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Book Covers with Jessica Bell
Every reader has had a book cover catch their eye from the shelves of a bookstore, or even from a long list of Amazon search results. Sometimes all it takes is one glance. But how do you go from twinkle in your eye idea to reader grabbing cover design? Tim McConnehey, founder of Izzard Ink explains how the cover information sheet is central to taking your concept to completed commission.
Your book's cover is one of the most powerful marketing assets at your disposal. Combine that with Facebook's new 3D Photos feature, and you've got a marketing gimmick that's sure to turn heads.
When you're so close to your book, sometimes you need to "murder your darlings" in the cover design process, as well as in the writing of it. Check this handy list to make sure you're not guilty of any of eight common pet hates in the covers of your books.
Most indie authors will at some point commission third-party services to help them make their books the best they can…
Have you got the best covers for your books? Writing coach Jenny Alexander's case study of boosting sales with a new cover may inspire you to think again.
I type this on what a seat of the pants thriller would romantically call the red-eye shift. To you and…
Endorsement quotes on book covers: do you use them? Should you? How do you get them? ALLi authors discuss...
An informative and inspiring case study of how one indie author, Jessica Bell, devised a new author brand to cover her diverse collection of fiction and poetry.