Commissioning your first cover is one of the most exciting parts of the publshing journey. It's often the first time your book 'feels' real because you get to see it in a tangible way. But it's also scary because all of us want to have the perfect book cover for our story. ALLi prides itself on its approved partner directory and vetted services. Author member Helen Baggott tells us about her experience of finding a designer and receiving her first cover.
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.
Meet Jessica Bell, a multi-talented artist who creates unique, best-selling book covers.
In today's Beginner's Self-Publishing podcast Michael and Jay discuss the different elements you should consider in the eBook design process, and your author role. We also let you know how to find and work with a professional cover designer.
Seek out the designer whose work appeals to you personally. At the bookstore Researching in a bookstore is my favorite way to learn about other designers. Make a trip to the local book store. Review recently published books. Look at different…