Your cover is arguably one of the most important selling points of your book. As authors, however, we often face tight budgets. Deciding where to spend our money and where to tighten the belt isn’t easy. Covers are one of the more expensive aspects of production. Pre-made covers often start at $100, and custom, full-spread…Read More
To stay on top of the latest in book marketing and writing, I love to check out the latest tools claiming to help authors. Following hot on the heels on my ProWritingAid review and Grammarly review is my full Hemingway editor review. I’ve often heard about my fellow authors using Hemingway to finetune their writing.…Read More
A lot of self-published authors create their own book covers. We all know a professional and eye-catching book cover design is key to book sales, but this can be hard if you’re not a professional designer. Well, did you know you can design a fiction book cover in Canva that looks professional — even if…Read More
The power of design is undeniable. It can create an emotional connection, cultivate a community, or convey information in just one glance. While there are many elements of design that create incredible (or sub-par…) designs, one element has a distinct importance: Fonts. From the color to the style to the spacing, the right typography can…Read More
A book mockup is a way authors can turn their book cover file into a professionally-created 3D rendition of the book and or place it in a professional advertisement. Learn how to create a free book mockup or for very cheap with this step-by-step post and video.Read More
While the adage “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” may be true, it’s no secret that many people shopping for books don’t take that advice. A book cover is more important than you might think. You could be the greatest author and your book could be phenomenal, but if your cover doesn’t grab a reader’s attention and give them insight into what your book is about, they won’t necessarily buy it.
We’ve had Sasscer Hill on a previous show to talk about how she revived older books to increase sales and she talked about changing her cover design. In this episode, we dive a bit deeper into what she did to change her covers.Read More