One of the most common questions I get is, “How do I order a print design?” Did you know that one of the best resources you have is the printer you are using? Make sure you are familiar with their tutorials, website, requirements and instructions. While I cannot help with the formatting portion of the process, I do have links to help point authors in the right direction for print-on-demand services. So what is a print-on-demand service? Print-on-demand or “POD” means that a b
I see so many questions from authors on social media asking about readers’ preferences for swag or asking what other authors are having success with. I thought I would address this from my point of view, both as a reader and industry professional Simply put, I still find it essential. When designed with the right content in a professional manner I think paper swag is still invaluable. As a reader and designer, when I am at book conventions I love taking paper swag of authors
This is easily one of the questions I get most often and it is actually easy to answer. Most authors would say, "Don't. Have a professional designer do it.". I personally love this answer, but will be fair here. Can you design your own cover? Sure, but keep it simple. This is what I mean. The best advice I can give is to actually DO the design yourself. Do not hire friends or family. One of the toughest things is to tell a loved one that you are not happy with their work. The
I was honored with an awesome opportunity to contribute to this book. Please check it out! My insert can be found on Chapter 13, page 225 - Author Branding Through Cover Design.
Writing New Adult Fiction
By Deborah Halverson with foreword by SYLVIA DAY
“For the writer who wants to become a new adult author, or the new adult author who seeks to enrich her craftsmanship and stand out from the herd.”
–Tammara Webber, New York Times best-selling author of Easy and Breakable