Branding for Authors in the Self Publishing Industry

Race Point business card design

Selling a book is an art form in itself, and there are some quite important areas to factor in to not only help reach your target readers, but most importantly to increase your sales. Brand Identity Steve Forbes once said “brand identity is the most important investment you can make in your business.”  As a …

Cover Reveal—Southern Fried Wiccan

Hi Guys, I am thrilled to share this new COVER REVEAL with you. S.P. Sipal's Young Adult Read: Southern Fried Wiccan We browsed through a TON of stocks, and went through the elimination process.  We were left with three.  This gorgeous photo instantly stood out from the crowd, it spoke to me.  The main character, …

ABSOLUTION by Amanda Dick

Surprise!!! Here is a NEW book for you to read!  ABSOLUTION is NOW available at Amazon for your Kindle AND Barnes & Noble for your NOOK—and a day early! Also, if you are interested in SIGNED paperbacks, you can order those here: AmandaDick.com: http://www.amandadick.com/ Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Absolution-Amanda-Dick-ebook/dp/B00R14EB94/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/absolution-amanda-dick/1117398058?ean=2940046473025 Did you know that leaving …

>I< Love what I do …

For every book project that is presented to me, I find myself in a new world of fantasy that I get to help realize visually. It is an incredible feeling to be able to use the design tools and incorporate my own photography work, using cool elements and effects. Creating art for a book cover …

3 Things you must know when designing your own book cover

To help save on cost, within the self-publishing industry many authors designs their own cover.   Here are three tips to help guide you in the right direction. .1.  Less is more; layout and content Focus on the important copy of your cover, such as the title, subtitle, author name, and review blurbs when available.  …

2013 YATR Awards – Nominee

 I have some very exciting news to share with you all. Race-Point, Anita B. Carroll (me) was just nominated for the ~♥~ Best Cover Designer & Best Cover Design ~♥~ categories for the 2013 YATR Literary Awards. Yay - So exciting! This is a group of many talented graphic designers, so I am very honored …

Sisters

{ S I S T E R S } For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather. To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray. To lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.  -Rossetti, Christina

Boston is in bloom …

{ B o s t o n } is waking up from a long cold winter sleep ...  

Digital Image Manipulation

Digital Image Manipulation

New section added to my Portfolio  { Digital Image Manipulation }  Before & After projects Digital Image Manipulation by Anita B. Carroll, anita@race-point.com Photography & Design ©Anita B. Carroll 2013

Wall Art …

Sitting, waiting, wishing ... Photography by Anita B. Carroll

The { C A P E  C O D } Wall Art Collection by Anita B. Carroll Coastal scenes captured of the Cape Cod seacoast, MA - USA The { C A P E C O D } Wall Art Collection is available in various sizes including custom, and can be applied to wrapped canvas, …