Posts Tagged ‘Book Cover’

Critique Corner – Historical Fiction

I’ve recently teamed up with a fellow designer, and good friend, Cathy Helms, of Avalon Graphics to bring my favourite feature “Critique Corner” to the Discovering Diamonds Historical Fiction Review site. Where, once a month, we volunteer kind, expert, and constructive critiques to help our readers make the most of their cover designs. Since Discovering Diamonds began in 2017,…

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8 Tips for Working With a Book Designer. Volume IV

Welcome to our final installment of 8 Tips for working with (and finding) a book designer. Volume IV. To recap the tips from previous weeks:Tip #1 – Research your genre.Tip #2 – Research a cover designers style.Tip #3 – Get a personal recommendation.Tip #4 – Don’t let $$ be everything. Tip #5 – Get a…

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What NOT to include on your cover. Volume III

Welcome all, to the final Volume of “What NOT to include on your cover!” Lets jump right in with a recap of Vols I and II: 1 Don’t include paragraphs of text. 2 Don’t include a bunch of stickers, banners and awards. 3 Don’t use lots of different fonts for each element. 4 Don’t clutter…

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