Protected: Heather Balog—Cover Concepts proposed

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A closer look at the cover design process

I am often asked about what goes into the planning and designing a book cover from people that I come in contact with once they learn the kind of work I do.  So I wrote this article for everyone and anyone interested in getting a behind the scenes look of what goes into my process …

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.  …

Between The Covers with Author Kelly Ilebode

Who hasn't spent this last year falling in love with Amira, Dragan and Aaron? Or maybe you got drawn into Alex’s world In Search of Grace? Meet their creator, YATR Literary Awards Nominee – 2013 Favorite Author, Kelly Ilebode This rural Maine woman comes from a large family, and is the seventh child of ten …

Let’s Talk Numbers – The Importance of Cover Design

Discover how the cover design directly affects your book sales by going behind the scenes with a designer —Anita B. Carroll from race-point.com— On KOBO's "We've got you covered Friday!" segment. http://kobowritinglife.com/2013/11/22/weve-got-you-covered-friday-lets-talk-numbers/ To the Kobo Writing Life Team - Thank you for hosting me on your "We've Got You Covered Friday!"  this week. It was …

Secret Lives by author Elizabeth Slaughter

Secret Lives by self published author Elizabeth Slaughter An urban fantasy ... Alexander has no idea where he came from. Adopted by a human family as a very young child, he has managed to keep his duel nature a secret from everyone in his life including his adoptive parents and foster-brother. He can turn into …

Branding for Authors in the Self Publishing Industry

The importance of cover design by anita@race-point.com

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 …

A Fresh Take on Blue … ‘A Gloved & Girdled Memoir by Author Charlotte Ashurst.’

Book Cover Design by anita@race-point.com

Last week I presented various illustrations for the 'Confessions of a Blue Tomato' book cover.  Over the weekend I have had some more time to think about the story,  and knowing my author client is drawn to a specific portrait photograph, I knew I had to have another go at it.  After all, digital image …

What every writer should know – Book Covers: 12 Do’s and Don’ts

I was a guest blogger on Anneli's Place, and shared some great tips for authors. 12 things every author should know when working with a book cover designer So come on over to Anneli's Place and check it out! ~ To connect with me and see more of my work, check out: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RacePointUS Portfolio Website: http://race-point.com …