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Design and Formatting

Never underestimate the importance of a professional cover design - with this set of articles, find out why cover design and formatting is so important, and how you can make sure you've got the best design for your book. 

Doing It Better: Getting An Awesome Cover Design

Self-publishing

First off, a confession: I didn't do this for my first novel. Bizarrely, it hit number 2 on Amazon anyway, due to various pieces of press coverage (which I'll talk about in my Getting Press Coverage post), but I can't help wondering whether it might have made it to the top-spot if I'd known then …

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Self-Publishing: Things You Can Learn from Kindle Cover Disasters


Leila Dewji, of I_AM Self-Publishing, shares her self-publishing advice for authors at all stages of the process.

The Guardian recently picked up on a blog called Kindle Cover Disasters – check it out here.

Now, there is something a bit sinister about the blog highlighting authors who have, …

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The Fundamentals of Cover Design

JD Smith, graphic designer, editor and writer, has written a series of articles for us on cover design - in the second of the series, she explores the elements you need to make your cover design work.

Good cover design doesn’t just refer to the amount of time or money spent on it. There are many …

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The Importance of Cover Design

JD Smith

JD Smith, graphic designer, editor and writer, has written a series of articles for us on cover design - first up, she explores the importance of a strong and professional-looking cover design.


The importance of cover design for self-published authors, collaborative groups and independent press has …

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The Process of Cover Design

JD Smith Design

JD Smith, graphic designer, editor and writer, has written a series of articles for us on cover design - in the last of the series, she explains the process you'll go through with your cover design.

The best way to find a cover design is via recommendations from other authors. Check how happy they …

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