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Joel Friedlander, June 2016
Three Surefire Ways to Fail at E-book Cover Design »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Joel Friedlander, Book Designer The growth of the e-book market has brought with it a new challenge for those who design these e-book covers, whether they are amateurs or professionals. More than anything else, designers and do-it-yourself publishers have to address the challenges of this relatively new format in a way …

Lon Kirschner, September 2015
A Designer’s Take on Cover Design »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2015 by Lon Kirschner, Principal, Kirschner Caroff Design Inc. Independent publishers do not have deep pockets, and for some designers, that can be a problem. On the other hand, I’ve found that when I work with an independent publisher, there’s the publisher and there’s me. No account guy, no marketing guy, no focus …

Belinda Pollard, June 2015
Using Feedback to Choose a Cover Design »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2015 by Belinda Pollard, Owner, Small Blue Dog Publishing When I posted an article on my blog about whether or not to use images of people on book covers, I also displayed two alternative covers for my upcoming novel Poison Bay—one with a person on it and one without. What happened next alerted …

Cathi Stevenson, May 2015
Book Cover Trends »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Cathi Stevenson, Owner, Book Cover Express — “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts,” Mr. Brownlow observed in Oliver Twist. Back in Oliver Twist’s time, book cover content usually consisted of little more than the title and the author’s name on a plain …

Rana DiOrio, December 2014
Creating Powerful Covers »

Despite the age-old adage, everyone judges a book by its cover—booksellers, librarians, educators, and, of course, readers. At Little Pickle Press, we have developed a rather unorthodox way to create our covers. To follow our formula for success, you would take the following steps: Brainstorm cover concepts collaboratively with your editor, author, art director, and …

Linda Carlson, June 2014
POD Problem-Solving: Part 2 »

When I emailed IBPA members to ask about experiences with print-on-demand, and posted a similar query on industry LinkedIn sites, hundreds of you responded—with recommendations that make sense for all of us, whether we’re new to POD or new to all of publishing. Last month, the first part of this series discussed pre-press options and …

Linda Carlson, May 2014
POD Problem-Solving: Part 1 »

Linda Carlson writes for IBPA’s Independent magazine from Seattle, where she has just published Advertising with Small Budgets for Big Results using print-on-demand, and where she is at work on Part 2 of “POD Problem-Solving.” INTRODUCTION: When I emailed IBPA members to ask about experiences with print-on-demand and posted a similar query on selected LinkedIn …

Peri Poloni-Gabriel , April 2014
Cover Designs That Sell Series »

Cover Designs That Sell Series  April 2014 by Peri Poloni-Gabriel Is this book part of a series or might it start a series? That’s one of the first questions I ask new clients, because the approach to cover design for a series is a bit different than the approach for a single title. Concept is always important, …

Tamara Dever, March 2013
What a Difference a Book Design Makeover Makes »

What a Difference a Makeover Makes by Tamara Dever   Why do we love to watch extreme-makeover shows? Homes, yards, vehicles, restaurants, our bodies. Everyone loves to see something improve, especially when the transformation is wildly impressive, with changes that are much more than superficial. Yes, the car looks great, but it also runs better. …

Cathi Stevenson, January 2013
Book Covers That Work Well Online »

JANUARY 2013 by Cathi Stevenson, Owner, Book Cover Express — According to BookStats—the statistical survey published jointly by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group—two noteworthy things happened within the book industry during 2011: e-books became the top-selling format for adult fiction, and revenue from online sales of both electronic and …

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