DIY Book Cover Design: An Infographic That Explains Templates

by Cathi Stevenson Having an awesome book cover design will go a long in way in helping you sell your book. Self-publishing has come a long way since the advent of print-on-demand (POD) technology, and sophisticated, professional book cover design is available to everyone. There’s no need to look “self-published,” or to paraphrase the late guru of self-publishing, Dan Poynter, for your book to have that “loving hands at home,” look to it. The same stock images and freelancers are…

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Free Image Sites for Book Cover Designers

by Cathi Stevenson I’ve updated the free image resource list. Lots of interesting images. As always, I advise using caution, contact the photographer. Watch out for necessary model releases, trademarks and some landmarks prohibited from public use. I’m not a lawyer. Pexels This site was a pleasant surprise. I just discovered it. Great stuff. Unsplash Published under a Creative Commons Zero license (CC0) so you can do pretty much anything you want with this collection of unique images. Appears to…

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Book Cover Design Award

by Cathi Stevenson A submission into the e-Book Cover Design Awards competition landed Book Cover Express an award for the design of Stan Levenson’s The Essential Fundraising Guide for K-12 Schools. Stan was an awesome client to work with, easy going, smart, responsive.The challenge with his cover design was that I had to make it stand out in its genre, but needed it to appeal to teachers who worked with students from kindergarten through high school. It was difficult to…

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